The 3 M’s and the next twenty years. American politics typically is dominated by a single party. For the last 80 years that has been the Democrats. As of yesterday, we have now formally entered an era of Republican domination. The Republican vision for American is one firmly entrenched in the preservation of the status quo.
Up until this last year, the Republicans didn’t have a sufficiently broad-based platform to allow them to consistently win elections. 9/11 changed that. National Security is now an issue with broad appeal that allows the Republicans to attract the incremental votes needed to win elections consistently.
The Republican platform can be summed with the following:
Militarism. National security. Aggressive and unilateralist.
Money. Wealth preservation. Tax cuts.
Morals. The sanctity of life. The preservation of the American family.
More on this later. [John Robb’s Radio Weblog]