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Moving the Goalposts

a thoughtful essay comparing the 1992 William Clinton, the 2008 Barack Obama, the 2016 Mrs.Clinton etal to where the party of progressives is today.

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/white-progressives-polarizing-america/

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

LOL! Total BS, the RWNJ's have been howling at the moon, that same old tired CRAP, for 80 yrs! It isn't/wasn't true then nor is it true now. Face it your party has nothing new to offer now or then.
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Re: Moving the Goalposts

the essay was about the positions that several prominent Democratic politicians took recently,(2016.2008. and 1992) and where the current train of Democratic Politicians are tracking, based on their own current position statements.

 

If you didn't read the link, maybe it would be better if you did not comment on it.

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Yeah, our problem is that "the Clintons" were so liberal.

 

I'd say the better articulation is that Newt, Rush et al managed to convince the Good People that they were.

 

And thus began the process where rank criminality overtook the GOP.

 

To the ultimate approval of the Good People who had become normalized to it all.. They really had no choice, with things so turble.

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

To elaborate-

 

the DLC were phony liberals- playing to left side identity issues while peddling neo-liberal economics.

 

The GOP played the other side- pretending to care about guns, immigration and abortion while stripping out the middle class on behalf of the wealthy.

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So your saying that both Clintons were/are phonies, and should be thrown under the bus?

 

And then , moving on to the positions that BHO took in 2008, and where the party is now...was he a phony then  or ????

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"Phonies" for sure, as were most of the major figures from that generational cohort- Trump, Newt, Shrub. Cheney not of that cohort and not phony- authentically frightening.

 

But they don't hold a candle to the 100 IQ draft dodgin' B actor and the British shopkeeper's daughter with the fake Oxbridge accent.

 

I was trying to get a clean link to something from NZ and failed. I like New Zealanders- a hale and hearty lot although sort of the exact opposite of the US politically- they're totally socialist except for agriculture.

 

Anyhow, it was abut the Brexit farce in their mother country. The England that the Leave people want back actually terminated during the Thatcher years with her neoliberal policies. But that's the last place they're likely to look.

 

We'll not get better without a reckoning on the Reagan years- which weren't all bad but the greatest deadly sin is to believe your own BS.

 

That was the beginning of the GOP becoming a full blown criminal enterprise complete with phony catholic judges, pay to play billionaire bucks and whatnot. And of the very profitable industry that framed "The Clintons" as the anti-Reagan when both were, in fact, phonies of partial and differing shades.

 

 

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Actually, I question my own assertion that Trump is a phony.

 

Life's work portrays an authentic sociopath.

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Re: Moving the Goalposts-third rock from the sun

A bit of wisdom to always heed--"time marches on".

 

Otherwise the door will swat you in the behind when you go!

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YOUR party gt0, as this statement from OUR local county weekly paper with quotes from 98 years ago;

 

"Only seventeen more days of Woodrow Wilson. How time does drag."