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  •  That was my first thought (6+ / 0-)
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    although you'll note that the Republican party became a lot more conservative than Reagan over time, such that Reagan would be a Democrat today.  What he did was break the liberalizing trajectory.  Obama hasn't been a lexicon breaking progressive, but he may have prepared the ground for actual liberals to come after him and push the frame.  We won't know if Obama is Reagan-like until about 2028 at the end of the second term of a liberal presidency.

    This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

    by Mindful Nature on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:14:23 AM PST

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    •  Uh, BO wasn't part of (0+ / 0-)

      any preparing 'the ground.'  If anything, he simply rode the wave.

      That's just insulting to all of the people who have worked so hard to change the popular discourse.

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 12:51:29 PM PST

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      •  Of which he is one (0+ / 0-)

        It just isn't insulting if someone manages to get the megaphone and project these messages of counter narrative.   Others also have been a part, but so has Obama. He's the one who actually pulled it off to say to the media that tax cuts don't work or that trickle done doesn't work or that marriage equality matters.   Yes others have said this but not with the power of the bully pulpit   So yes by pushing leftwards more progressive candidates will look less out of the mainstream.

        This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

        by Mindful Nature on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 11:38:09 PM PST

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