“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, November 09, 2006

George Bush and The Republican Leadership Can Mortally Wound the Party.

Overlooked in the count for seats in the House and the Senate is the head count in governorships. Here the Democrats now have the important local control mechanism necessary for political organization. It is often forgotten that our national elections are in reality 50 state elections. A vote for a Republican President in California is mostly a waste of time.

If Bush gets his way on amnesty and immigration reform, it will be impossible for an ideologically conservative Republican Party to gather enough electoral votes to achieve a majority. The only way to overcome that may be the disestablishment of the Electoral College, but not necessarily. Another is to insist upon the necessity of any illegal immigrant to return to their country of origin to apply for a “voting status". That would have been possible prior to the election.
It will be difficult now, but not impossible.

Democratic Governors Claim Edge
The Associated Press
Wednesday, November 8, 2006; 5:21 PM

-- Jubilant Democrats saw their victories in Tuesday's gubernatorial elections as a pathway to the presidency in 2008...

The Democrats reversed GOP dominance that reached back to 1994, seizing a 28-22 edge in governor's mansions and stretching into several states that had been in Republican hands for eight years or longer, many of them rich with swing voters _ Ohio, Colorado and Arkansas among them...

When they take office next year, Democrats will control states with 295 electoral votes, up from the 126 electoral votes in states now held by Democrats. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

Washington Post


  1. An amnesty would be exceedingly bad, no? Considering the historical closeness of the split between the two parties vote tallies, a couple million brand new socialist voters would pretty much permanently lock any party seeking power into an welfare and imigration positive feedback death spiral.

    Wonder if the democrats will blink when they realize they can really sink the historical USA permanently, not just pointscore with the minorities and Gramscian left by threatening/promising to do so?

  2. Uh... they already have! They have been for a long time now...


  3. I would prefer impeachment before tampering with the Electoral College.

  4. I agree, Allen. If impeachment AND removal from office is a fix, then by all means, lets...

    The "system" is not broken, the people are broken, leaders and all.

    Until "we" change somehow, in that mysterious spiritual sense, we will keep making the same mistakes.

    Having the truth shoved in our faces is not pleasant, but it's necessary. If a new party is necessary, for example, we must adapt to it. ...the anarchists Libertarians? Don't think so...

    But what, and who?

  5. peacekeeper,
    Wonder if the democrats will blink when they realize they can really sink the historical USA permanently, not just pointscore with the minorities and Gramscian left by threatening/promising to do so?

    Not even for a millisecond. The Democrats are the Gramscians. Get ready for the new state of Euramerica.

    Americans can already see what their country’s future will be if they vote for Pelosi and her band. They only need to watch Europe. That is what America will be like 20 years from now if the Liberals succeed in turning the U.S. into a European-style welfare state. The latter is the cause of all Europe’s problems. It has led to secularization, because people who are catered for from the cradle to the grave no longer need God. It has led to the immigration debacle, because Europe has attracted welfare immigrants who only come for the benefits and not to contribute to the host country’s wealth creation. It has led to the loss of the citizens’ ability to care for themselves, because they expect everything from the state.

  6. stoutfellow! excellent point!

    I think this all began many, many years ago. By following the change in public education, one can see the classic Maoist "reeducation" of Americans. The Tigress is a H.S. teacher (for over 30 years now). We've both seen the "indoctrination" for at least 3 decades.

    No amount of warning was heeded - Repubs and Dems kept increasing the power of the U.S. Dept. Ed. and therefore the NEA (Laura Bush's favorite group).

    EuroAmerica has been in the works for quite a long time. We can still pull back - but not without a GRAND AWAKENING of some sort.

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  8. Tiger,
    My wife has been a teacher for 36 years.
    When we first met she was totally in the dark about the direction the Democrates were leading education. Over the years the scales fell from her eyes and for the last 30 years she too sees the propaganda/indoctrination. The dumbing down, the use of the lowest common denominator as a benchmark. And the absolute disaster is the removal of U.S. History from many cirriculums or the deconstruction of our history and a rewriting of it through the Mraxist prism.
    After several generations of this we have what we have. A population with no concept of what this nation is all about...just gimme my MP3,pimp my ride,a blunt in ever ashtray and fuck the culture I'm a hyphenated American and I'll just keep my old gimme benefits and money or I'll cry discrimination.
    In the coming years it will come down to the use of force to save the original intent of the founding fathers. We're gonna have a revolution, bet on it.

  9. Aw crap Deuce, is my half-assed pessimistic worst case scenario guess really closest? How embarrasing.

    I'm on quintuple pay and flush right now so how about some charity? My favorite blogs were blegging recently : the anti-jihad Gates of Vienna and Lawrence Auster's traditionalist View from the Right . Pick one or split each way.

  10. You guys are right. That's the reason for the unhappy split on the immigration issue. Pubs needed to keep that demographic at least from block-voting Dem for the next century. But even pussing-around with the issue didn't work, and it split the base. basically, the Dems got the minorities & the nanny vote, so now, their little red steering group, so long as it hides its colors a wee bit, is in like flynn.

    Time for us old dinosaur white guys to take up fly-fishin. Or revolution, as Habu the Horrible says.