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  •  Democrats don't believe in New Deal anymore (5+ / 0-)
    if the Democrats came out with the old time New Deal platform, they could wipe the Republicans off the map
    They'll never do it because while they are afraid of Republican attacks, the brutal truth is that the Democrats themselves simply don't believe in New Deal style relief and interventionism anymore.  I'm not entirely sure what they do believe in ... but it's not that.

    I hate and fear the right wing, but I respect them a hell of a lot more than I do liberals.  I have a much clearer vision in my head of the world they want to create and I know that they will do whatever they can do to make that world a reality. Between our side's circumspect rhetoric and consistent lack of spine, heart, guts, balls, what have you, I'm not at all sure what we can or will do to fix things and make tomorrow better than today and the day after tomorrow even better than that.

    The reality of American politics is that Democrats are the conservative party: you can generally trust them to maintain the status quo at all costs and at most tinker around the edges to preserve the core of our system which is held to be simply untouchable.  It's Republicans who are the radical, revolutionary, brave new world party who want to change everything and bring about what they see as a bright future.  It's a crime that they're the party that feels that way.

    Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

    by Visceral on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:21:35 AM PST

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