"I remember in 2008 the lefty cry was generations of dems in the WH, HoR, and Senate. Must've been really tiny generations since two years later they were proven wrong. Funny stuff, these "democrats forever" predictions"
By standards of Presidential history, there have been two generations of one-party control of the White House. The first was uninterrupted Republican dominance from 1869 - 1885 after the Civil War. The second was Democratic from 1933 - 1953 following the Great Depression and World War II. The latter more closely resembles what we're seeing now since Dubya was at the helm when the bottom fell out in 2008.
Until the GOP fixes its demographic death spiral, the White House will be out of its grasp.