Eugene Robinson - A GOP Bridge to Nowhere - washingtonpost.com
Kathleen Parker: "The circular firing squad commences"

How parties gain generations of dominance.

Historian and blogger Steve Casburn, writing before the election, gives an overview of the last four major party realignments and eras of dominance. All driven by "widespread visceral fear or disgust; a widely held sense that the party in power has failed beyond redemption." ... "A generation of new voters associates the GOP with recklessness, stupidity and deadly incompetence, and will vote Democratic by a wide margin for the rest of their lives. As soon as that generation begins voting in large enough numbers to outweigh the dying generation shaped by the 1960s, the realignment will happen. Heckuva job, Karl Rove."

The rest, which is great reading, is at Will the cycle be unbroken? 

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