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The Dems are dreaming about permanent majorities. Meanwhile, the Republicans are letting Cheney do the talking for them

By Renegade   June 2009

The Democrats’ best hope for hegemony?

Each new administration thinks it has found the secret of building a permanent majority for its party. Nixon thought he had secured endless GOP victories by bagging the white south. Reagan thought he had done it by winning working-class Democrats. Clinton thought his centrist New Democrats had forged a permanent marriage with the baby boomers and Karl Rove thought the suburbs and the demographic shift to the south and west would keep the Republicans in power for a generation. They were all wrong, yet Barack Obama’s team harbours the same ambition.?

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