Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Bizzaro World Legacy of George W. Bush

It is now safe to say that the Bush presidency has effectively arrested the Reagan revolution and has decidedly thrown the 'permanent majority' fantasies of the Gingrich movement into oblivion.

In fact, it is safe to say that the best thing to happen to the Democratic Party in recent years is George W. Bush. The latter has now galvanized the center of this country against Republican politics and has motivated the youth in opposition to the GOP agenda.

A Center-right Republican is now poised to win the GOP nomination to the dismay of the conservative wing of the party. The statistical counts of primary votes show that millions more are voting in the Democratic contests as opposed to their Republican counterparts. The exit polls show meager minority participation in GOP contests - and that includes the largest growing minority in the country; the Hispanic population. Alienated by Republicans with hateful rhetoric on immigration and nationalistic nonsense about language and identity, this group is migrating fast to the Democratic Party, like the African-American community before them.

The GOP is following its 'agents of intolerance' to the abyss and the president is helping it along with the miserable legacy of bombs and credit card bills.