Does The Democratic Party Have a Future?

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    With what looks like tidal waves coming in November, sweeping the Democrats out of office, one has to ask, does the party have a future?
    The post Depression coalition of union workers, blacks, minorities and urban dwellers seems to be breaking down. The Left, mostly upscale whites on the coasts, are unhappy with Obama for not delivering on the agenda they thought he would. He was too conservative.
    The unions are unhappy because he has not delivered on card check, one of their last best hopes.
    Southern moderates (so called bluedogs) are unhappy because their bribed and cajoled support for healthcare will mean many of them will lose the election. Others who opposed the leadership will continue to do so. For them, Obama was too liberal.
    The Dems also took power by forging new coalitions in the South and Midwest with pro gun and anti abortion people by promising to take those off the table as issues. Now there is nothing preventing the party from going back. Indeed, there was mumbling about more aggressive pro abortion stances recently. This will alienate the new Democrat affiliates that brought them to power.
    So after this election, what's next? The Democrats ran in '06 on stopping the war, making the economy better and improving ethics in Congress. They failed utterly on all three counts. Unqualified to govern, is their only role that of loyal opposition?
     
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    In this Two-Party System,they will always have a future. Some sheep will never get enough of that endless Democrat Race-Baiting & Class Warfare stuff. That stuff really does sell in dumbed-down America. I'm pretty sure it will always sell. So they have a future but it might not be as bright as they once thought. I just read a great article over at The American Spectator on Redistricting and what it means for both parties. Red States are definitely on the rise while Blue States are in decline. The coming Redistricting will be the biggest victory for the GOP it has enjoyed in many many years. So yes the Democrats do have a future but it's definitely not as bright as the Republican Party's future.
     
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    wow you are that dumb
     
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    Don't you need to go smoke some more weed or something?
     
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    Of course they have a future.

    Look at 2006, 2008. The Reps got kicked out on their ass and have come roaring back.

    If they don't live up to expectations they will get kicked out and the Dems will come roaring back.

    Two party system. It sucks. But there it is.
     
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    A better question is this: Are the Republican full of themselves and believe myths they themselves created?
     
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    People thought the DNC was toast after 2004. In two years they retook both the House and Senate. 2 years after that they took the White House.

    Afte 2008, word on the street is that the GOP was toast. 2 years later they're poised to take the House and make gains in the Senate.

    The two parties won't ever really die. They may change, but they don't die. If the DNC loses in November, they'll come back at some future point.
     
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    But come back as what?
    The Dums came back last time largely by making alliance with pro gun, anti abortion types in the mid west and south. Similarly the GOP won in 1980 etc with the "Reagan Democrats" (who seem to be back in the GOP camp this year).
    But now that coalition is falling apart from its own contradictions and general failure of leadership. So where will they go for a winning strategy?
    The question is probably unanswerable now because they will respond to whatever happens in the next two years.
     
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    The Democrats will keep both the majority in the House and the Senate. Mark my words. Now if they fail to initiate real progressive change between now and the next election, then they have something to be afraid of.
     
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    The dems should keep the senate. I doubt they'll keep the house, unfortunately. but really, the idiots claiming this is somehow the death knell of the democratic party are brain dead and clearly have no sense of history.

    Funny how they delude themselves into forgetting that they just got soundly thrashed two years ago. They play this way, they'll get thrashed again.

    buncha loons. :cuckoo:
     

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