Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the permanent Democratic majority may not be so permanent.

The sound you're hearing and angry words you're reading suggest that the Democratic party is now being strained at the seams. That's followed by a sweeping sound, as old conventional wisdom is being swept under the rug (again). Some 13 months ago, some analysts were predicting the consolidation of a new Democratic, permanent majority.

That has proven to be about as likely as the consolidation of a new Republican, permanent majority - although the Democrats are now so busy shooting each other and themselves in their feet that you can come up with a scenario where the Demmies will be out of power for a long time.

The GOP thought it had its permanent majority after 2004. Are Dems learning the same hard lesson?

NB Staff
NB Staff