The Coming Democratic Majority?

Expect to see more Democrat victories as more independents start voting for non-Republican candidates, splitting the R vote.

House Republican leaders have a new problem. They can’t count on their members to support them on procedural votes.

Sixteen Republicans defected Wednesday in a vote on the rule governing consideration of a government-funding bill meant to prevent a government shutdown. The defections could have caused the rule to fail since most Democrats voted also voted against it.

New problem for House GOP leaders: Rank-and-file may vote against rules

This is a declaration of war within the Republican ranks. And it should be deeply troubling to Republicans across the country, watching as the recently and controversially reminted House leadership continues to pursue the same political philosophy that led to a mini-rebellion in the House in January.

House GOP Leaders: We Can Pass Gun Control, Immigration, Without Republican Support

Libertarians and small-government types are not happy with the oldsters McCain and Graham talking trash about Rand Paul after his filibuster – we could see a replay of the election of 1912 in 2016.

Also see House Republican Discipline Falling Apart: Hooray! and Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson

Ozymandias

Unfortunately, it seems that the future Aldous Huxley predicted in 1932, in Brave New World, is arriving early. Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT) and to prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading.

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