Category Archives: Democrats

The Rise and Fall of the South Carolina Democratic Party

In my research on South Carolina’s 2010 gubernatorial election, I came upon a fascinating chart. The chart describes the number of Democrats and Republican in South Carolina’s State House of Representatives from the Civil War to the present day. The data offers a fascinating story of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, and the Deep South in general. Continue reading

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Reflections on Joe Lieberman

Senator Joe Lieberman has recently announced his resignation, pending expectations that he will probably lose his next Senate race. For many on the far left, Mr. Lieberman was a hated figure; a traitor on issues beginning from his loud support … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the second part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The previous part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The previous post argued that the “permanent Democratic majority” – the idea … Continue reading

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Challenging the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the first part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The second part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The permanent Democratic majority is a theory spun by many Democratic … Continue reading

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A New Stimulus for the Economy

For almost all of 2010, the Democratic Party vainly attempted to enact a second stimulus. Early in the summer the House of Representatives passed a substantial list of spending items. The election of Republican Senator Scott Brown, however, destroyed Democratic … Continue reading

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The Great Realignment: The 1928 Presidential Election, Part 2

This is the second part of two posts analyzing in more detail the 1928 presidential election. The Great Realignment The previous post noted that: In 1928, the Democratic Party nominated Governor Al Smith of New York. Mr. Smith was nominated … Continue reading

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Admiring the Democratic Spin on the Mid-term Elections

In the November mid-terms, the Democratic Party is widely held to have done a number of things wrong. If it had done things right, after all, the party would not have lost the most seats in half-a-century. In raw numbers, … Continue reading

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