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Michael van der Galien

There Are No Permanent Majorities

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Posted on January 16 2010 3:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Jay Cost

Last year around this time, as the liberal world was flush with excitement over the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama, I dedicated much of the space on this blog to arguing that the new Democratic majority would not be permanent.

I listed a lot of reasons for this, but my biggest argument was that it is very difficult for a single party to govern this country to the satisfaction of its broad, diverse populace. And sooner or later, when the majority party screws up, the other side gets its opening.

Read more at RealClearPolitics.

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