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Liberal reflections on the causes of the Republicans’ defeat at the polls

The previous post described some conservatives’ reflections after their defeat at the polls.  Liberals have also given some thought to the matter.   Here are a few of their more creative suggestions. So far most conservative analysis sticks with traditional explanations for defeat, like “insufficient purity” and “inadequate candidate and campaign staff.”  Ann Coulter’s latest article gives us both: They adored McCain at …

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R.I.P., G.O.P. – a well-deserved end

Summary:  This post describes one long-standing weakness which has helped bring the party crashing down (this is a forecast, assuming that the next few elections further diminish its role on the national, state, and local levels). Note:  The title is an exaggeration, a long tradition on the FM site.  The GOP’s time as the dominant party are …

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What happens to the Republican Party after the election?

A vital opposition party being essential in a two-party system, the fate of the Republican Party will deserve almost as much attention as the activities of the newly dominant Democratic Party.  Here are some guesses about the future. Collapse of the Republican Party Defectors from the Party, foreshadowing doom Door #1:  Purge the Party’s membership, keeping only …

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The USA *after* this financial crisis – part I, about politics

As this economic earthquake continues shaking the world, we can only guess at the results.  There will be a recession, probably a global one.  But that too will pass.  What effects from this will ripple into the future? This is speculation about the unknowable, to help us understand the magnitude of these events and open …

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American history changes direction as the baton passes between our political parties

In 1932 the baton passed to the Democratic Party.  Over time the Republicans regenerated, and in 1968 we returned to a two-party system.  In 1980 it passed to the Republican Party.  Over time the Democratic Party rebuilt itself, and in 1992 we returned to a two-party system.  Now the Democratic Party prepares to take the …

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