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  •  I believe he has changed the (3+ / 0-)
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    terms of the popular discourse, from a simplistic libertarianism/magic of the free market/ownership society, to more of a justice/equal opportunity/we're in this together/I am my sister's keeper frame.  I do think that Obama's rhetoric and actions have had powerful effects thus far, and I hope that they will be lasting.  Only time will tell if the generation being shaped by this political environment will carry this forward and create the kind of networks of policy and research institutions that gave the Reagan Revolution such lasting force.

    90% of Republicans give the rest a bad name.

    by Mother of Zeus on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:06:28 PM PST

    •  His rhetoric is inspiring ... (0+ / 0-)

      But his actions, especially in the areas of economic policy and education, still indicate an underlying neoliberal approach.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:22:52 PM PST

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