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

By James Carville

Every 4 years american citizens 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 ready whatever a ways greater than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White residence. when you consider that 2004, american citizens were witnessing and collaborating 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 number of moments reviewing the profound and incessant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican get together. that suggests in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic climate -- and keeping our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of really repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican celebration has been answerable for over the past 8 years.

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By James Carville

Every 4 years american citizens 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 ready whatever a ways greater than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White residence. when you consider that 2004, american citizens were witnessing and collaborating 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 number of moments reviewing the profound and incessant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican get together. that suggests in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic climate -- and keeping our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of really repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican celebration has been answerable for over the past 8 years.

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Persuading a non-voting conservative, a regular listener to Rush Limbaugh, or a hunter determined to protect gun rights to register and get to the polls became much more important and more cost effective than going after the voter who is having trouble making up his mind as to which candidate to vote for. ”1 Essentially Dowd concluded that trying to win elections by appealing to people in the middle, the vaunted swing vote, was a waste of time. Dowd posited that the real way to win elections was to appeal to and mobilize base voters.

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. McCain said he’d increase his health care tax credit at the rate of inflation.

I don’t want to be a pedant, but this is important. November 2000 was the month that the entire strategy and underpinnings of the Bush presidency were set into place by a now infamous memo by Matthew Dowd that I mentioned earlier. To refresh your memory, dear reader, in that ignominious memo Dowd concluded that there was no more center, and that the Bush administration could govern and campaign from the right. With few exceptions classic political strategy until that time, as practiced by literally every consultant and candidate, was simply this: move your candidate as far to the center as possible without alienating your base voters.

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