Thursday, December 30, 2004

It’s Just a Flesh Wound

Click here for AmazonNo Democratic nominee for president has won even the slightest bare majority of the national popular vote since Jimmy Carter won 50.1 percent – in 1976.

Since WWII ended, Republicans have won nine of the fifteen presidential contests; six of which by enormous, national landslides.

Over the past 14 years, the Democratic Party has lost: (i) sixty-six net U.S. House seats, (ii) twelve net U.S. Senate seats (despite the “Torricelli switch” and Mary “bring out the dead” Landrieu), and (iii) eight state governorships (including their recent “win” [wink, wink] up in Seattle).

What’s the relevance of all this?

Writing in the American Prospect, John Judis and Ruy Teixeira explain to their reality-denying followers that the “emerging Democratic majority” is not a myth they simply pulled out of their asses, but instead is a very slowly emerging Democratic majority, thank you all very much.

In other words:

Reality: “Your arm’s off.”
Judis/Teixeira: “It’s just a flesh wound.”

PoliPundit: It’s Just a Flesh Wound

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