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 someone loses. that is existence. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is set whatever some distance larger than 4 or maybe 8 years within the White condo. given that 2004, american citizens were witnessing and collaborating 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 are going to 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 occasion. 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 retaining our noses lengthy adequate to survey the gallery of actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican social gathering has been chargeable for during the last 8 years.

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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.

2. Politics, Practical—United States. 3. United States—Politics and government—21st century. I. Title. II. Title: Forty more years. com Contents Preface Introduction 1. Why the Republicans Are Going to Get Spanked Over and Over 2. TOD on GOP WHY MCCAIN PICKED PALIN 3. Why the Republicans Got Spanked in 2008 4. Katrina: The Failures of Republican-Run Government TRULY FAITH-BASED LIVING 5. The Democrats 6. What Happened to Hillary 7. A Brief History of Republican Failures: The e-Edition 8. Res Judicata: We Argue About Things That Aren’t Arguable RICK SANTORUM 9.

I keep a running list of the moments that toppled the Republican majority. It’s quite possible the point at which this age ended was when the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court seemed on the verge of tears when he had to make Exxon pay. Another contender, an event that happened that spring, was the day that Bush’s liaison to religious groups resigned from the administration for multiple acts of egregious plagiarism. I’d also nominate the February 2008 date when the public found out that ExxonMobil was earning record profits while Americans were paying record-high gas prices.

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