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By James Carville

Every 4 years americans carry a presidential election. an individual wins and an individual loses. that is existence. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is ready anything a long way greater than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White residence. for the reason that 2004, americans 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 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 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 system -- and protecting our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican social gathering has been answerable for over the past 8 years.

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First, eliminating absolutely all earmarks, without funding any of the projects elsewhere, would yield only $18 billion, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense. Second, eliminating and deeply cutting every program on a White House list of targeted programs…would yield $18 billion more (including heavy cuts in after-school programs, student aid, public broadcasting, and job training). Third, the corporate tax breaks that McCain is considering eliminating would yield only another $45 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal….

In two election cycles, Dowd and Rove’s strategy worked brilliantly. But it’s like the classic story where someone sells his soul for temporary gain and ends up in hell for eternity. Dowd, Rove, and Bush made a deal with the devil. They traded victories in 2002 and 2004 for the future of the Republican Party. Early on, it appeared McCain had taken heed and would stick to campaigning as a maverick. Then in late spring and early summer 2008, McCain went hard right—and later hard negative—in response to his slide in the polls.

To my great joy, one of the first post-election headlines questioned whether Obama would be investigating Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department. 21 That bodes well. Although it is no doubt unnecessary, allow me to formally and clearly express my support for a thorough and unrelenting investigation of Alberto Gonzales and the Bush Justice Department. Let’s review the last few years in the Justice Department. They seem to have had some trouble with understanding the parameters of hiring. Or rather, Attorney General Gonzales demonstrated the same creativity and flexibility when it comes to the truth and the Constitution as the rest of the Bush administration.

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