4.13.2009

Pemanent Democratic Majority: New Study Says Yes

This piece from Tom Edsall goes hand in hand with what polling news from Kos shows about what Americans really think about things (in the post below).

No wonder the nutters are apoplectic. They've already lost the message war and the more they spew, the more they sink in the public's opinion.

They've already lost it all. And they know it.

But do they know who's fault it is? Bush & Rove and their "Permanent Rethuglican majority!" ROFLOL!

A growing number of political scientists, analysts and strategists are making the case for a realignment of political power in the U.S. to a new Democratic majority based on two trends: 1) the increasing numbers of black and Hispanic voters, and 2) a decisive shift away from the Republican Party by the suburban and well-educated constituencies that once formed the backbone of the GOP.

Arguments supporting a Democratic realignment are based on well-researched population and voting data. Nonetheless, at a time when the economy remains in crisis and when international tensions are intensifying across the globe, any claim that Democratic (or Republican) ascendance is inevitable should be viewed with caution.

In a March, 2009 51-page paper [PDF] "New Progressive America: Twenty Years of Demographic, Geographic, and Attitudinal Changes Across the Country Herald a New Progressive Majority," Ruy Teixeira makes a strong case that "progressive arguments are in the ascendancy," that demographic and geographic "trends should take America down a very different road than has been traveled in the last eight years. A new progressive America is on the rise."

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