Markos Moulitsas, founder of the liberal blog Daily Kos, has stopped getting hate tweets from conservatives. And that's a sign of conservative malaise and decline, he writes.
In a long post on his eponymous site, Moulitsas lays out a scathing indictment of the Republicans' political predicament. He argues Democrats will have the upper hand in statewide elections for decades to come, ushering in an era of liberal governance.
"They took what they thought was an easy presidential election, convinced themselves Mitt Romney was a lock, and then watched in horror as President Barack Obama was easily reelected," Kos writes.
But he's just getting started. "Their cause of gay bigotry take a serious hit as marriage equality initiatives passed for the first time, and did so easily in four states. Their golden boys Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock didn't just lose, but cost the GOP easy Senate seats. Dick Morris won't go away. Their own party establishment has declared war on them. And even the conservative party establishment is stuck with Karl Rove on their team, and boy is he ever happy to cash their checks!"
And there's more. "The nation's demographics really, really suck for them. Their strongest supporters are suffering from mortality, while their strongest opponents are just now entering the voting age population. Brown people hate them. And sure, they hate brown people right back, but that won't buy them electoral victories (outside of the South) anymore. Early polling shows Hillary Clinton beating top Republicans in Texas, Alaska and Kentucky. Kentucky! That might be worse than having the Kenyan Socialist Communist Muslim win not just once, but twice."
Republicans can only win by cheating, but even that only goes so far, Kos concludes. "Republicans have rigged the game in a way that allows them unwarranted power, from gerrymandering in the House, to the filibuster in the Senate. But their power wanes by the cycle and there's no tea party on the horizon to save them in 2014. Not even the vaunted conservative bubble can change that reality."
Via Daily Kos.