Face it. The Democrats only got into office in 2006 & 2008 because GWB was insanely unpopular. The country had already swung toward having only one national party; it was a passing protest vote. Once in office, the Dems completely failed to hold onto their base, and thus hold onto power*—in a census year.* The Democrats would be more worried about being to dumb to win if they actually cared about winning. Which they don’t, because they lack unity, either demographic or ideological.
The GOP, as cultish as they are, actually have a sort of program they can all get behind. It may be stupid, but it’s unified. Democrats seem uninterested, because they really all disagree with each other, with their constituents, with their supposed base, with progressivism itself.
This year’s US Senate elections are the chance to remove some of the class from the TEA Party wave from 2010. Should be easy, right? Especially in a presidential election year, with high turnout! And yet, none of the Democrats actually think they can win back the Senate. That’s telling.
Ever since Newt Gingrich, the “movement conservatives” have changed norms in Washington, and exploited the giant holes in the constitution. They are remaking the political power structure, and they are winning. In fact, they have already won.
From the recent “What’s Obama’s long game” thread, in answer to the question of what the GOP Senate’s game is in refusing to confirm any SC Justice, BG said:
Yeah, about that. Obama’s administration is doing quite the job to save them there.
First, he’s helping the GOP by deporting more Latin Americans than have ever been deported in the USA’s history. The *anglo share of the electorate is being well shored up. Further, what latinos *are left have little incentive to vote for the party of Obama.
Second, he bailed out Wall Street and left Main Street to drown. Now, to continue the madness, he’s throwing his support behind a woman totally tied to the elite of the elite, the hated natural enemy of the working class base. The white working class is breaking for Trump.
There is no coming demographic win for the Democratic Party, a party which can barely win elections as it is. The Democrats not only have no power anymore, they have no electoral base with which to gain one, and they never will again. Most of the people—the ostensible base of a populist center-left party—actually hate them, have good reason to hate them, & just feel stuck with them. The feeling is obviously mutual.
Hillary Clinton can win the presidency, and idiots will be excited that a woman sits in the Oval Office. We’ll see videos of little old ladies visiting the White House and dancing for joy, like we’ve seen with little old black ladies getting to meet Barack & Michelle. And you’ll think that’s enough. But she won’t hold onto Congress, because she doesn’t have a program for a party, and while she can get in on her own notoriety, the Democratic Party as a whole doesn’t have an enthusiastic base. It’s the same problem Obama has. The GOP do have a program, and a base.
What’s Obama’s long game? Failure is the only option. The Democratic Party is going the way of the Whigs, after all this time. Obama would barely do less damage if he murdered Joe Biden tomorrow, went to prison, and thus made Speaker Ryan president.
This is going to be effectively a one-party state by 2030.