By James Carville
Every 4 years american citizens 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 condominium. seeing that 2004, americans were witnessing and collaborating within the emergence of a Democratic majority that would final now not 4 yet 40 years.
To comprehend the emergence of an enduring 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 suggests in retrospect on the failure of Republican principles -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the financial system -- and keeping our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican occasion has been chargeable for over the past 8 years.
After finishing the unpl...
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Historians remember the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand as the spark for World War I. When future historians begin to examine the absolutely disastrous events during the term of President Bush, from massive incompetence to blatant falsehoods and the trampling of the Constitution to the savaging of the good name of the United States around the world, they will look for one of these events. The stealing of the election of 2000 in Florida is going to be a leading qualifier. But it isn’t the one to focus on, for several reasons.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. In short, the world. Incontrovertible proof of massive incompetence. Flagrant and pervasive corruption. They’ve been figured out. They’ve been caught. That’s what the 2008 election was about, from the House and Senate to the White House. Republicans deserved the spanking they got, and they know they deserved it. ) Introduction When historians or scientists look back over huge cataclysmic events, they generally find some harbinger that went unnoticed at the time.
Along the way, as I always do, I’ll tell a few stories, rehash some old turf, and hopefully make a point or two. Those of you who paid particular attention to the jacket noticed below my name a second name, that of Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza. She is known to me as Becky. There is an interesting story as to how Becky got to be on the jacket of this book. In the summer of 2005, Becky wrote a letter to my office asking for a job. She began as an intern that fall. Over the past four years she has worked with me on any number of projects here in the United States as well as in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.