40 More Years

Monday, May 04, 2009

In 40 More Years, Democratic campaign strategist and Ragin' Cajun James Carville celebrates the Democrats' 2008 electoral victory. He argues that if Democrats rebuild Americans trust in government as a force of good, they can dominate politics not just for the next four years but for the next four decades.

Event: Charlie Rose will be interviewing James Carville and Karl Rove, as part of Radio City's Speaker series
"Strategies, Alliances and Policy"
Tuesday, May 26, at 8:00 pm
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
More information and tickets here.


James Carville

Comments [11]

Matt from Milwaukee

Correction: Paul Ryan is NOT from and does not represent Milwaukee. He is 1st district, which gets into Milwaukee COUNTY, but that is our southern, redneck edge. We did not vote for that guy. Interestingly, in none of his campaign ads, did he ever mention that he was a Republican. Please recall Milwaukee's socialist heritage. It's still here. Thanks!

May. 04 2009 01:48 PM
Charlie Roberts from Oceanport, NJ


I feel like I'm listening to a sports program . . . it's all about playing the political game.

What ever happened to statesmanship?


May. 04 2009 01:47 PM
Richard Johnston from Upper West Side

The greatest moment of recognition among the general population came when Congress came back into session to deal with the Terry Sciavo case. It showed the hypocrisy of the "get government off my back" Republicans.

May. 04 2009 01:46 PM
hjs from 11211

we are living through a political realignment. once the GOP is gone, like the whigs, a new second party will emerge.

May. 04 2009 01:46 PM
Vinny from Manalapan,NJ

James, how do you, a democrat, find common ground with virulent right wing lawyer/mouthpiece like Mary Matlin let alone stay married?

May. 04 2009 01:39 PM
the truth from bkny

What a load of bull! No such equal forces were on the way before President Obama came along..are you on drugs?

May. 04 2009 01:36 PM
the truth from bkny

UHhhh I knew Barack Obama before the election..speak for yourself sir

May. 04 2009 01:34 PM
josh from NYC

Please ask James if the Democrats plan on re-gerrymandering some of those republican districts to help lock in their gains.

May. 04 2009 01:31 PM

The Dems are currently pushing a piece of legislation that is classic "business as usual" and should nauseate all thinking Democrats.

The "Consumer Credit Bill of Rights" that excludes USURY limits (currently banks can and do charge some customers up to and over 90% annual interest).

Also missing is the requirement that creditors include a line at the bottom of statements stating exactly how many more such minimum payments are required before the balance is paid in full (at that rate, obviously ).

Fat chance. Rep. Maloney recently told WNYC that banks would never agree to those critical two terms, which is why they were excluded from her bill (Brian Lehrer Show, Ap. 24).

People voted for change. Obama is repelled by or has forgotten about real change -- even on such an easy issue as getting banks to follow basic moral and legal values.

At least, this credit card example can easily be used to "REMEMBER WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE DEMS" by any Republican or Libertarian with cajones, and they surely must be out there, gathering ammo like this.

May. 04 2009 12:49 PM
Paulo from Paterson, NJ

What absurdity. First of all, would we even WANT a dominant party system for generations? But I'm not too worried about it. Because it's far more likely that democrats will squander their success with broken promises, corruption and ineffectual policies just as the Republicans did. And they won't do it in forty years. They'll do it in less than ten. Of course, that's just based on history. If you believe in that sort of thing...

May. 04 2009 12:10 PM
George from Bay Ridge

After the 2004 election, Karl Rove predicted that the Republicans were poised to remake America and dominate politics for decades to come. How is the potential Democratic future different from Mr. Rove's predictions and is it possible Mr. Carville could be wrong? Isn't predicting a bright future for the Democrats now a bit presumptuous?

Also ask him about local/state Louisiana politics, specifically Ray Nagin, David Vitter and Bobby Jindal.

May. 04 2009 08:53 AM

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