A Democratic Generation
My James often talks about the 12 years of Republican rule in the White House during the Ronald Reagan and George Bush presidencies. Those were the years he was a boy–James was only 7 years old in 1980. Would it not be nice, he says, if the current generation could have 12 years of Democratic presidents.
I tell him that Donald Trump is working every day to make it so.
In 2008 I stated on this blog after the election Obama would be a transformative politician for the nation. I based that on the states he carried, the fact he was our first African-American leader, and the issues that he wanted to not just talk about but align our time in history with so to work at resolving. Obviously the absolute contempt from the GOP–much of it based on racism–about the victory by Obama and his move to mend the broken fabric of the nation has not made it possible for him to reach the length of his desires as president.
But with Hillary Clinton as the next president the generation now coming of age will experience more of that transformation which Obama ushered in with his election.
Today Politico reports Sen. Chuck Schumer “is feeling good enough about the battle for Senate control to essentially predict he’ll be majority leader next year. Not only that, the veteran New York Democrat believes his party is on the cusp of something much bigger: An era of electoral dominance.”
Schumer added that “We’re going to have a Democratic generation. President Obama helped create it. But it’s just where America’s moving demographically, ideologically and in every way. We’ll have a mandate to get something done.”
America needs to have a government that continually reflects the diverse nation we call home. We know which party allows that to happen.