By James Carville
Every 4 years americans carry a presidential election. someone wins and anyone loses. that is existence. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is ready whatever some distance greater than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White apartment. considering that 2004, americans were witnessing and taking part within the emergence of a Democratic majority that would final no longer 4 yet 40 years.
To comprehend the emergence of a long-lasting 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 occasion. that suggests on reflection 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 actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican celebration has been accountable for during the last 8 years.
After finishing the unpl...
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Only one person can be said to be responsible for the sinking of the Republican Party—yes, of course—George Bush. This is the story of the decline of the Republican Party and the rise of the Democratic majority, Cajun-style. Ten Reasons Republicans Should Be Worried Let me back up. Republicans shouldn’t be worried. They should be in agony. They should be throwing up. Republicans better get a better policy on prescription drugs and quickly: they’re going to need a lot more Prozac. The Republican brand is the worst political party brand in history.
Their prime consumers of their product are white people over sixty-five. Let’s take whites over sixty-five as a percentage of the electorate. It was 90 percent when Carter ran, and it was 74 percent this year. Their basic base is a rapidly shrinking market share; the Christian right is shrinking. Not only that, the Republicans, McCain specifically, just aren’t gassing up the Christian right like Bush did. If politics were football, it’d be like the Republicans ran a post-pattern and are waiting in the end zone, but their quarterback got sacked a long time ago.
I do. ” Republicans don’t seem to understand that there are only two kinds of people: sick, and not-yet-sick. The individual market doesn’t work out for either type. You may be fine for a while if you’re young and healthy. But as Benjamin Franklin said, only death and taxes are inevitable. And before we die, most of us get sick. Once you’re sick, which we call “a preexisting condition” in Washington, getting insured in the individual market is at best difficult and at times impossible. A few more numbers, here, and then I promise I’m done until the chapter on the economy.