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  •  I disagree. One party, despite its flaws, (0+ / 0-)

    is better on these issues than the other. Not across the board, but overall they are hands down better. Look at the difference between Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren.

    •  We're certainly better (2+ / 0-)
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      on cultural or social issues, but we're working in largely the same framework on economic issues.  To be sure, we're not quite as brutal in our economic policies, but we basically arrive at the same place given time.  Clinton, for example, deregulated and privatized various things at a scale and rate that Reagan could have only dreamed of.  We suffer from much of that deregulation and privatization to this day.  Failure to recognize this prevents us from discerning the real issues and thereby prevents us from addressing those issues.  We spend so much time focusing on the evil republicans that we miss how government systematically functions on behalf of the interests of the 1%.  Until recently this wasn't even on the radar.

    •  I'll add that focusing (2+ / 0-)
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      on individual politicians (Paul versus Warren) is the wrong lens.  It's a question of the aggregate functioning of the party and government, not individuals.  Sadly Warren has been largely pacified by both the rest of the party and the government.

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