Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Whiskey Bar: Rotten Boroughs

Whiskey Bar: Rotten Boroughs: "if the demographic and economic centers of gravity continue to shift towards the red states (and the exurban communities that ring the red state cities) then the GOP may not only be able to keep its institutional advantages, but reinforce them. . . the GOP has learned how to make maximum use of its built-in edge. It's also mastered the politics of cultural symbolism, which could help it contain economic and social forces that otherwise would tend to benefit the Democrats. Maybe these advantages will be decisive. Maybe the Republicans really have figured out a way to stay in power forever."

Perhaps no storm is coming. Perhaps the consequences of Republican incompetence and ill will will not come at once, but gradually, and go unrecognized by a voting majority. Perhaps.

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