By James Carville
Every 4 years americans carry a presidential election. an individual wins and someone loses. that is existence. yet 2008 was once an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is ready whatever some distance larger than 4 or maybe 8 years within the White condominium. given that 2004, american citizens 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 a long-lasting Democratic majority we will first need to spend a number of moments reviewing the profound and constant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican social gathering. that suggests in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the financial system -- and preserving our noses lengthy adequate to survey the gallery of actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican occasion has been accountable for over the past 8 years.
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6 The Dowd memo and the story about the Clintons trashing the White House were the flapping of the butterfly’s wings that caused the tsunami. They were the low-pressure depression of the Cape Verde Islands that caused a category five storm or the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo. The Republicans had gotten away with stealing the election, and now they knew they could get away with a lot more. ” It’s the question I’ve been asked most frequently during the Bush era. It has many variations.
For a long time voters bought into that. But over the last eight years the Republicans have destroyed both pillars of their success. They’ve exposed themselves as not merely incompetent but completely and utterly deranged. Breakdown of Competence Iraq is the greatest and perhaps most immediately obvious proof of Republican incompetence. But there’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to proving how badly the Republicans have hurt Americans in the past eight years. 5 and $3 trillion. That $3 trillion figure, by the way, comes from Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University, who only won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Somebody wins, and somebody loses. That’s life. But 2008 was an anomaly. The election of Senator Barack Obama is part of something far bigger than four or even eight years in the White House. Since 2004, Americans have been witnessing—and participating in—the emergence of a Democratic majority that will last not four but forty years. American presidential politics is generally not a back-and-forth enterprise. There are eras in which one party dominates. Today, a Democratic majority is emerging, and it’s my hypothesis, one I share with a great many others, that this majority will guarantee the Democrats remain in power for the next forty years.
40 More Years. How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation by James Carville