By James Carville
Every 4 years american citizens carry a presidential election. someone wins and a person loses. that is lifestyles. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is ready anything some distance higher than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White apartment. in view that 2004, americans were witnessing and taking part within the emergence of a Democratic majority that may final now not 4 yet 40 years.
To comprehend the emergence of an enduring Democratic majority we will first need to spend a couple of moments reviewing the profound and constant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican get together. that suggests in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic system -- and retaining our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of really repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican celebration has been answerable for over the past 8 years.
After finishing the unpl...
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Just listen to Pat Buchanan. They’re absolutely offended at the attack on the white male and his decline in society. They’ve got a point. I’ve been a white man for some years and can’t tell you what it’s like just walking down the street. Not to be shrill about it, but I’m sick of never seeing white men in any positions of power. The Democratic majority started to emerge in 2004. That was the thirty-six-year point. Now it’s 2008, and it’s time for the beginning of a forty-year period of Democratic dominance.
I’ll review the impact of the youth blowback later, when we discuss youth voters. For now, let’s stick to the overview. Republicans know they tapped out their base strategy by 2006. An article by Tod Lindberg in the Weekly Standard in 2006 explained Republican strategy: The electoral strategy the 1994 results invited was the one Karl Rove successfully exploited in three elections before stumbling badly in the fourth this year: The way to win elections is to find your people and get them to the polls.
No one believes that. If you believe it, then I’ve got a bridge to sell you. 14 A friend named Beth Hellman tells me that her mother-in-law is still recovering from the disillusionment and outrage of 2004. Many of the residents of her Florida community are Holocaust survivors. As important as voting is to them, she says, they’d rather abstain than vote for Pat Buchanan. But if you look at the figures, that’s just what the Republicans claim happened in communities all over Florida. Of course, the Republicans had been hard at work disenfranchising Democrats in Florida for a while.
40 More Years. How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation by James Carville