The Impermanent Majority

At the Huffington Post, Thomas B. Edsall talks up a report by the Center for American Progress on the New Progressive America, in a post entitled "Permanent Democratic Majority." If the meme sounds familiar, that's because it is. Most recently, it has been associated with Karl Rove's campaign to create a permanent Republican majority on the basis of Bush 43's presidency, and we all know how well that turned out. Despite his hedging and the satirical allusion to Rove's failure, Edsall nonetheless embraces the concept of the one-party state, so long as it's his party that holds the reins of power, thus revealing the deeper irony constituted by the delusions of grandeur common to ideologists of the duopoly on both sides of the Republicrat/Demoblican divide.

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