"We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!" - William Jennings Bryan, 1896
The Democratic party is simultaneously alienating the Catholics and Jewish vote. These two groups make up fully half of their base. They have lost the increasingly rare Blue-Dogs and Independents too.The Establishment Republicans have alienated the constitutionalist and mainstream conservative base with their new delegates rules.What do both parties have to gain from alienating their largest voting blocs? Unless there are going to be no elections, these moves are so brazen and stupid that they make Napoleon Bonaparte's Russian Campaign look Genius.