Monday, January 19, 2009

You Can Almost Smell the Fear

The obvious fear is dripping from every word of Uncle Pat's new piece in The American Conservative:
While that Democratic base is not yet as decisive as the Nixon-Reagan base in the South, and the Plains, and Mountain States, it is becoming so solidified it may block any Republican from regaining the White House, in the absence of a catastrophically failed Democratic president.

What does the Republican base look like?

In the same five presidential contests, from 1992 to 2008, Republicans won 13 states all five times. But the red 13 have but 93 electoral votes, fewer than a third of the number in “the blue wall.”
It's funny. He blames the loss of presidential dominance on changing demographics, "high immigration and a high birth rate among immigrants," poor or working-class and believe in and rely on government for help with health and housing, education and welfare," "GOP is overrepresented among the taxpaying class, while the Democratic Party is overrepresented among tax consumers" and lastly young and college-educated are down with "values of the counterculture on issues from abortion to same-sex marriage to affirmative action."

Uncle Pat loses sight of the fact that while the country transition and was no longer fallible to the Southern Strategy of racial polarization he pushed under Nixon and Reagan. Basically, the country changed and Republicans instead of moderating tied themselves tom the wingnuts, real America, rural America, as states urbanized. The lack of self-awareness is strident throughout the current conservative philosophy. RNC chairman candidates debate over who has more
Facebook friends, who Twitters more and who has more guns. The underlying ideology isn't the problem. The problem is the message and the technology. For all the money the party has at their fingertips, they never would have allowed themselves to get this bad off.

Makes me laugh.

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