Only three Democrats have been elected president since 1964. All were boosted by economic populism. What drove Jimmy Carter’s victory in 1976 was the Watergate scandal, but the worsening economy under Republican President Gerald Ford brought a lot of voters back to the Democratic fold. Especially because Carter was a moderate from the Deep South. Bill Clinton won in 1992 with a simple message: “The economy, stupid.” The 2008 financial crisis produced the election of the nation’s first African-American president, Barack Obama.
This article appeared on today's op ed page of the NY Times. It was written by a public policy professor and a student at Duke University, DAVID SCHANZER and JAY SULLIVAN . All I could think after reading it was "why didn't I think of this?"
We have an oligarchy ruling our country. We have to oppose the Koch Brothers and Carl Rove and their minions like Thom Tillis. Under Speaker Tillis there was an income transfer from the typical and lower level taxpayers to the top 1% of NC taxpayers. Republicans are disdainful of any transfer from the wealthy to the poor, but they supported in NC a 660 million Dollar transfer of tax money-- our dollars--to the Oligarchy of the 1%. I can think of dozens of better uses for that money for the majority of North Carolina's citizens.
You can REGISTER to vote TODAY, LAST DAY IN NC at the following locations:
-- NC State Board of Elections
-- County Boards of Elections
-- Public Libraries
-- Public high schools or college admissions offices
5:00 PM Deadline. Be there, or be square: there will not be an opportunity to register during early voting this year.