40 More Years. How the Democrats Will Rule the Next by James Carville

By James Carville

Every 4 years americans carry a presidential election. anyone wins and anyone loses. that is existence. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is set whatever a ways higher than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White condo. because 2004, american citizens were witnessing and collaborating within the emergence of a Democratic majority that might final no longer 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 incessant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican get together. that implies in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the financial system -- and protecting our noses lengthy adequate to survey the gallery of actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican occasion has been chargeable for over the past 8 years.

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4 The ease with which Republicans were able to feed fiction into the national news cycle told the White House that (a) they could say whatever they wanted and the press would not challenge them; (b) the Democrats were too confused or afraid to mount a vigorous defense; and (c) the public was willing to believe their lies. 5 Republicans were so successful that their carefully crafted rumor about the Clinton staffers even resurfaced, no doubt by design, this year during the Obama administration transition.

Com, I don’t care. If they want to buy IPO Microsoft, that’s fine. com, you lose all your money; if it’s Microsoft, you’re a gazillionaire. That’s not really the public’s business. But when you interject yourself in, let’s say, the subprime market, you send a bunch of people out to sell to—to put it mildly—a bunch of uninformed people, a product that you know full well they can’t pay for in the end. That causes bank failures and a real estate bust, because, remember, when the house is foreclosed on, it affects everyone else’s mortgage in the neighborhood.

Of course, that’s not to say I hope they won’t. ) I go through the electoral limitations of relying on the Christian far right as a voting bloc in another chapter, but here’s a quick summary analogy. Let’s say you wanted to buy into a company. You went in and commissioned a study to see who was buying that company’s product and would they fit into the prospects of long-term growth for that company. That’s a cold, hard decision that people have to make every day if they want to be a part of something.

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