Here’s a really insightful, historical perspective from Dylan Loewe over at Huffington Post.
In the article he points out that Democrats held huge majorities throughout FDR’s entire 12 years before Republicans finally made a comeback.
In the years that followed, however, the Republican comeback turned out to be awfully short-lived. The Republicans famously lost the White House in 1948, along with control of the House and Senate. They would briefly regain control of Congress in 1952, but by 1954, they would lose their grip on the majority for a generation. Democrats regained a House they would not lose until 1994, and a Senate they would hold until 1980.
He also notes some things we have discussed here, most notably:
The voting population is changing in stunning ways, all of which will benefit the Democrats.
Tea Party Republicans are a dying demographic.
As Filistro pointed out in the comments section recently, we’ll be forced to endure a lot of bluster, bravado, and spin after November 2nd. But unless Republicans get on message and attract larger numbers from the emerging demography such as younger and minority voters, their message becomes increasingly archaic and smaller. And as angry as some of the conservative constituency is, anger does not a party make.
I remain skeptical as well that the polling isn’t entirely accurate and that the November results are not going to be the landslide being predicted. But even if it is, there’s plenty of time for Republicans to bury themselves before 2012. Enjoy the celebrations as you sail off on the Titanic. She is unsinkable after all.