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Response to Jack Burton (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 12:04 PM

26. You couldn't be more wrong

With a few exceptions, the Dems are paying mostly lip service to progressive social issues; the Democratic Party has, with the influence of the Clintons, moved to a center-right positioning, using the justification that it better positions the party to raise money (from Goldman-Sachs, et al) and win elections.

The Democratic Party has become a Third Way, neoliberal (which is not a liberal ideology, but a globalist, pro-corporate economic philosophy, as opposed to Trump's isolationist "America First" jumble) party masquerading as the voice of the American Left. Their actions belie that desired image.

I know it's easier to demonize an opponent as being the extreme opposite of one's own beliefs, but the fact of the matter is both parties have moved to the right over the past 40 years on economic issues, with the main differences being positions on hot button social issues, with the Dems generally reflecting (albeit often significantly delayed) the consensus of most Americans, and the Republicans moving farther right to create wedge issues with their base. The Dems largely pay lip service until forced to act by their constituents.

It is the contemporary Republican Party that denounces the policies of Eisenhower, Nixon, and even Reagan at times.

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