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  •  Dangerous territory (2+ / 0-)
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    Words In Action, Klusterpuck

    You're talking about Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. We saw the beginnings of this fight in the lead up to 2000. George W Bush was able to rally the democrats together to some extent, even as the Iraq War betrayal by much of the Dem leadership exacerbated the tension. In 2008 many of us saw what we wanted to see in the rorscharch test that was Barack Obama's candidacy. But the administration's handling of the financial sector quickly brought these tensions bubbling back up. The effect of the Bush/Gore/Nader situation I think is finally starting to wear off and those of us who oppose the neoliberal agenda are getting tired of going along to get along just because there are currently plenty of Republican boogeymen to point to. I think there might be room growing for a populist economic reform candidate, but I could be wrong. It could be that the masses really are pacified enough to accept the continuing downward spiral. I worry though that when we eventually do reach that critical moment in which the masses do radicalize that the people best poised to embrace and mobilize them will be the more fascistic movements rather than the more socialistic movements.

    "Today is who you are" - my wife

    by I Lurked For Years on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:11:01 PM PDT

    •  You could be right. (1+ / 0-)
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      I worry though that when we eventually do reach that critical moment in which the masses do radicalize that the people best poised to embrace and mobilize them will be the more fascistic movements rather than the more socialistic movements.
      The longer we continue on the "downward spiral" that the neoliberals have us on, the greater that chance. The guns aren't being stockpiled for nothing.

      Populism sells on the campaign trail. It would kill in office.
      Our problem is getting any kind of critical mass of good representatives in office. You can count 'em on one hand, and we need hundreds.

      What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

      by Words In Action on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:21:18 PM PDT

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