four years Americans hold a presidential election. Somebody wins and
somebody loses. That’s life. But 2008 was an anomaly. The election of
President Barack Obama is about something far bigger than four or even
eight years in the White House. Since 2004, Americans have been
witnessing and participating in the emergence of a Democratic majority
that will last not four but forty years.
To understand the emergence of a lasting Democratic majority, James
Carville first reviews the profound and relentless incompetence of the
Bush administration—and the pursuant collapse of the Republican Party.
That means looking back at the failure of Republican ideas—including a
wholesale rejection of the myth of conservative superiority on the
economy—and holding our noses long enough to survey the gallery of truly
repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican Party
has been responsible for over the last eight years.
After completing the unpleasant but edifying task of autopsying the
Republican Party, Carville examines the underpinnings of Democratic
victories in 2004, 2006, and 2008—and makes the argument for why
Democrats are going to keep winning (two words: young people). In short,
the Republicans are going to keep getting spanked again and again for
forty more years because we’re right and they’re wrong, and Americans
know it. Download and start listening now!