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  •  Nah, I don't think it'll go that far (5+ / 0-)

    I think, instead, we may be entering a situation similar to the post Civil War-era of 1865 to the early 1900s, when the GOP seemed to have a death grip on the WH (the Democrats only won twice with Grover Cleveland) and the Democrats were pretty much relegated to the former Confederacy and not much else in presidential elections. The current situation's paraellels with that time are pretty striking (the current GOP is strong in the Deep South and the Plains states, but little else) and, if anything, might be even worse then what the late 19th century Democratic party was facing (they at least could count on a totally solid South, while today's GOP has to deal with VA, NC and FL being swing states and the possible future loss of states like TX and GA due to demographic changes).

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