By James Carville
Every 4 years american citizens carry a presidential election. an individual wins and a person loses. that is lifestyles. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is ready whatever some distance greater than 4 or maybe 8 years within the White condominium. when you consider that 2004, american citizens were witnessing and taking part within the emergence of a Democratic majority that would final now not 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 celebration. that implies in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic climate -- and protecting our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of really repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican occasion has been liable for over the past 8 years.
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Every step McCain took toward Bush and Rove’s Dowd-steered strategy grew Obama’s margin over McCain. The best authority on how McCain’s decision to recycle Dowd’s strategy helped sink his campaign is, well, Matthew Dowd. ”1 America may be a divided country today, but it is most decidedly not an evenly divided country. It is becoming less and less an evenly divided country. If this were sports, I’d say, let’s go to the videotapes—in politics, we say, let’s go to the polls. So, here’s my take on the death of the Republican Party, as supported at appropriate intervals by surveys and other forms of opinion measurement.
Time for some basic civics. Look at the years from 1896 to 1932, then 1932 to 1968, Eisenhower,* then 1968 to 2008. ) So now we’re at 2008, and we’re two years into a congressional sea change and just embarking on the first term of an Obama-Biden administration. The waning Republican majority grew out of a reaction to the 1960s, and race played a big part of it. ) Go back and read Kevin Phillips’s The Emerging Republican Majority if you need to do so. Now the reaction to the 1960s is in its last throes.
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. CHAPTER 2 TOD on GOP The contradictions within the Republican party are visible on the surface and, in the view of Democrats, have delightfully led to all manner of internecine hand-wringing. ) with economic conservatives, who in turn wonder about the single-minded obsession of the national security–focused conservatives. Consider it as the Pat Robertson Republicans versus the Rockefeller Republicans versus the Reagan Republicans.