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  •  The demographic shifts are much more extensive (2+ / 0-)
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    adrianrf, Ian Reifowitz

    It is not only our changing ethnic and religious mix, but the fact that young people have to a considerable extent absorbed the new realities, and are falling away from racism, the Religious Right, and other ills. As their hidebound elders die off, there is a shift of 1-2% annually in the opinion polls on various issues in various regions.

    We have reached the tipping point on LGBT rights. Almost everyone in the GOP and the Tea Parties knows that overt racism is off limits, although most see no problem with Dog Whistles. The Klan now gets laughed at, even in Mississippi, when it tries to stage a rally. The Southern Baptist Convention officially renounced racism and started recruiting minorities, and just recently elected its first Black President, although it also had to drop the hammer at the same time on a high-level official who made racist remarks. Not everyone has gotten or read or accepted the memo.

    The Republican Party seems to be in the middle of the kind of slow-rolling implosion that was the fate of the Federalists, the original Party of No in the Jefferson Administrations, 1801-1809. They won their last state-level election in 1815. The result was a period of one-party rule known as The Era of Good Feeling. We can hope for another.

    Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare.

    by Mokurai on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 10:41:40 AM PDT

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