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    I don't think that racism, bigotry, misogyny, or Mammonism will go out of style as issues as long as the Republican Party is engaged in its War on Everybody. The question is the balance between those who think those are good things, and the rest of us. Polls have been showing a steady shift in our direction at about 1% of the US population annually, mostly from demographic shifts and the steady dying off of angry White guys in the normal manner.

    We don't have to convert a lot of them. We can leave that to the radical ideological purifiers driving out the moderate Republicans while we concentrate on education and GOTV.

    After the Republicans implode completely, like the Federalists of old, the argument will be between the Democratic and Progressive agendas, and the new issues will arise naturally. I would go for basic and obvious US policies such as universal health care, which we set out to install in Iraq, and mandatory union membership, which we imposed on Germany after WW II.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 11:54:03 AM PDT

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    •  those issues alone (1+ / 0-)
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      won't flip enough seats, particularly so soon after gerrymandering. we're mostly talking about marginal districts. but an issue or two could catch fire, for good or ill. or we could just pick off enough unique situations, where we have the right candidates, they have the wrong ones, there are unexpected retirements, or unexpected local issues emerge. the long term trend toward realignment won't be decisive by 2014.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:10:07 PM PDT

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