We may well be at a political tipping point that could mark a dramatic change in American politics.
After decades of Democratic Party dominance that began with the formation of the New Deal coalition, Ronald Reagan ushered in an era of relative party parity. But a deep fracture in the GOP, combined with crucial demographic changes — among Hispanics and Asians, of course, but even more importantly among younger voters — could be about to change that. …
The split in the GOP between “establishment conservatives,” who see compromise as a necessary part of government, and “anti- establishment conservatives,” for whom compromise is akin to caving in to opponents, obviously has damaged the party during the past four years. And there is no end in sight to the infighting. [cont.]
Stuart Rothenberg, Rothenberg Political Report