Forty years ago, the Democratic Party stopped being a democratic party. Race and sex, rather than votes, determined who determined the party's nominee at its 1972 convention. Like George McGovern, Barack Obama won his party's nomination but lost its popular vote. The delegate quotas that McGovern instituted in Miami in 1972 will reign in Charlotte in 2012. Read my piece @ FrontPageMag that explains that this is not your grandfather's Democratic Party; this is George McGovern's Democratic Party.
You waste few words. Well done.
The only differences that I see from 68' to 08' is that people are more obtuse and less informed. Products of 40 years of a public socialist education system and the uber liberalization of the media.
How else could the party of my Father (the party of the working man) become the party of crazy people (or, the party of the non-working man)?
I recently listened to a Meet the Press from 1966 when he was running aganist Brown for Governor of California. Brown used the same sort of language the Dems use today, calling Reagan "extreme", implying he was a racist, and refusing (via a nice trap set by Reagan) to denouce the insanity at Berkeley. Your father was not very informed if he thought those people were interested in him at all.
He wasn't. He was smart guy but a blue collar Dem who had always gone that way and who had been beat up by his service in WWII.
That is - he really didn't give a $hite at the end of the day.
But his insistence that he argue a point that he had no real basis for was ignorant I always thought. G.R.H.S.