No need to read this lengthy article.
The Takers Beat The Makers. That simple.
Well, not quite. No need to go over that cliff just yet. It isn't "It's all over, the Communists won" time.
The shape of American politics now resembles more the model of
"blue" Communist-led states like California, Illinois, and New York, which are trying to cope with the huge new demands ....and have dramatically altered expectations of what citizens regard as entitlements. Every new benefit is meant to create a new supporter, one who will be resistant to any cutbacks.
The Communist-led model involves paying off big-state voters with spoils from the rest of the country, whose political development continues to diverge from the New Deal/Great Society vote-buying model.
The divergence will accelerate under Obama, and the Union model will successfully resist, eventually, the coils of the Communist model because the Communists command so narrow a base geographically that a geographical solution -- expulsion from the federal Union of the Communist prebends -- will eventually become irresistible to the states being exploited through the Lincolnite-New Deal-Great Society model of omnipotent central (not federal) government. The current political advantages of the Obama Administration all rest on unconstitutional laws and opinions of the Supreme Court, all of which are subject to revision by a later Court.
The Obama Regime (the "new" level of Government domination of the economy and citizenry) has a legal but not a constitutional basis and is therefore vulnerable.
Shorter is better