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Brought to you by Richard Miniter of Forbes.com.

I swear, if I didn’t already have a boyfriend, I’d be stalking this guy sending this guy my resume:

The long-term trends are almost all bad news for the left wing of the party.

This week’s fight over raising the federal debt limit exposes a key weakness in the [class] 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.

Like it or not, 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.

Democrat champions in the punditocracy confidently predict that the future of the world’s oldest political party is bright. But in fact, the coalition that is the modern Democratic Party is doomed. Every pillar upholding its heavy roof is crumbling.

The Democrats are a coalition, forged in the New Deal, of diverse interests that do not get along well. Imagine the deer-hunting union member sitting down with the vegetarian college professor and the lesbian lawyer and you will begin to see the trouble party leaders have holding the horde together. So far, money and government preferences have been essential. It is largely a party of unions, government workers and retirees, “green” industries, “entitlement” payees, professors, teachers and social-change activists — all of whom require government payments in one form or another.

This is precisely what I’ve known since college, for cryin out loud. The fight to the death in Wisconsin only made it more apparent to everyone; sans governmental largesse and “redistribution,” the Democrat Party utterly fails to sustain itself on the strength of it’s uniquely fascistic ideals. It is a beast that MUST be fed by force, lest it die of starvation – hence the ludicrous pandering to an endless parade of perpetual victims.

They fancy themselves some noble, modern-day Jean Valjeans, having been forced to steal bread in order to survive in the face of evil, Capitalist oppression and greed, when all they’ve really done is spend a couple of hundred years rationalizing wholesale theft and exploitation.

On one point, however, I must disagree with Mr. Miniter: the Democrat Party is not doomed for lack of money, it is doomed for lack of simple morality. Karma’s a pain, and one who never fails to collect what is owed her.