From the capacious mind of Richard Miniter comes the prediction that the Democratic party is doomed. In an article for Forbes, Miniter says Barack Obama,”is not the new FDR, but the new Gorbachev: a man forced to preside over the demise of a political system he desperately wants to save.” The argument is somewhat Marxist, ironically enough, in that he says that leftism essentially produces its own gravediggers:
“This week’s fight over raising the federal debt limit exposes a key weakness in the warfare-welfare state that has bestowed power onto the Democratic Party: Without an ever-growing share of the economy, it dies. Every vital element of the Democrats’ coalition — unions, government workers, government contractors, “entitlement” consumers — requires constant increases in payments, grants and consulting contracts. Without those payments, they don’t sign checks to re-elect Democrats.”
Read the whole thing here. It’s worth it.