Wednesday, March 26, 2014

'Demographics look promising for the Democratic Party, but the people who make up those demographics seek economic change that the party shows no signs of delivering – and may not be able to deliver...'

That's part of the conclusion from Thomas Edsall, at the New York Times, "How Strong Will the Anti-Democratic Backlash Be?"

Because the Dems are so poor at restoring economic growth, there's no reason demographics is destiny for the party. That is, by alienating their own natural constituencies on the economy, the Dems have no lock on the presidency in 2016 and beyond. So, forget all the talk about the GOP permanently in the wilderness after this year. Sure, Republicans need to court minority demographics, but whites are still 70 percent of the electorate and Democrats are alienating white voters in increasing numbers. (See the passage on Sean Trende at the piece.)

More at Gallup, "U.S. Whites More Solidly Republican in Recent Years." And also at Gallup, older voters are abandoning the Obama-Democrat clusterf-k coalition, "U.S. Seniors Have Realigned With the Republican Party."