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  •  the fight now is within the Democratic party (1+ / 0-)
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    Clinton and the conservative wing of the party claimed they had "heard the people" and formed the DLC to steer the party rightward. Liberals were purged from leadership positions and administrative posts in government and within the party. The party took a hard right turn and endorsed the neo-liberal or trickle down economics of Reaganism. The downgraded their ties to unions and cultivated wall street and big money.

    Today the democratic party still reflects that rightward turn and most leadership are from that mold including Obama. Tax cuts and deficit reduction are what they think is right for the nation instead of keynesian stimulus and growth by creating jobs. This whole fiscal cliff charade is being done because democrats join the GOP in believeing the Social Security and other safety net programs are the problem instead of two unfunded wars and tax cuts for the super rich and more importantly large corporations. If Obama was truley a liberal he would be saying 'lets wait on the fiscal cliff stuff until after we've passed a jobs bill and reformed the banking system. But he and his party have joined the GOP in forgetting about jobs and putting Simpson/Bowles as their first priority.

    The point being that progressives need to elbow their way into the party once agains and make their voices be heard. Until the democratic party become more than a reflection of Reaganism we'll continue down the path of neo-liberalism.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 10:08:22 AM PST

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