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 set anything a long way greater than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White condo. when you consider that 2004, american citizens were witnessing and taking part within the emergence of a Democratic majority that may final no longer 4 yet 40 years.
To comprehend the emergence of an enduring Democratic majority we will first need to spend a number of moments reviewing the profound and incessant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican social gathering. that implies on reflection on the failure of Republican principles -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic climate -- and protecting our noses lengthy adequate to survey the gallery of really repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican social gathering has been answerable for over the past 8 years.
After finishing the unpl...
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Each 4 years americans carry a presidential election. anyone wins and a person loses. that is lifestyles. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is set anything a ways higher than 4 or maybe 8 years within the White residence. due to the fact 2004, americans were witnessing and taking part within the emergence of a Democratic majority that may final now not 4 yet 40 years.
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My favorite quote on the whole debacle was the New York Times’ editorial: “In Iraq, lax government oversight and incompetence or profiteering by contractors have disabled reconstruction efforts. ”5 What do Iraq and the Coast Guard have in common? I’ll give you a hint: Bush. Corruption and Cronyism Obviously you’ll have Democrats involved on occasion. I’m not denying that Bill Jefferson and Rod Blagojevich had their problems. But corruption is an institution with these Republicans. It’s systemic.
That $3 trillion figure, by the way, comes from Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University, who only won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Of course, the cost of the war the Republican Party championed becomes all the more unconscionable in light of the economic crisis they engineered. Lack of oversight, rampant tax cuts, burgeoning budget deficits, failure of regulation, and Republicans’ anything-goes attitude toward fiscal policy are at the core of our current economic problems. What is absolutely stunning is that the Republicans, after committing the United States to a $3 trillion war, were unwilling to commit a trillion dollars toward a stimulus package to get out of what Alan Greenspan said would be the most wrenching economic crisis since World War II.
As the years pass, the evidence keeps piling up. Americans now have overwhelming, incontrovertible proof that Florida was stolen, and it’s just one part of the body of evidence that proves Republicans are corrupt. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT Two dispositive words for you on the topic of Republican corruption, dear reader: Justice Department. To my great joy, one of the first post-election headlines questioned whether Obama would be investigating Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department. 21 That bodes well.
40 More Years. How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation by James Carville