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  •  It could be a useful concept. (8+ / 0-)

    Take a look at Frank Rich's newest piece in NY Mag, for example, about the bipartisan, permanent composition of our government. It completely supports your case.

    I have several problems with that case. One, as noted, I don't believe we can ignore social issues. They matter quite a bit.

    Two, in practice, evidence is clear that a Democratic administration is better for the little guy than one of the other side. The post-Nixon redistribution of resources slowed and partially reversed twice twice: under Carter and Clinton, and not by accident. We'll see the same with the ACA.

    Third, I would argue that Democrats are institutionally more modest when it comes to putting American troops in harm's way.

    So I'd be hesitant about stressing commonalities, though they do exist, over differences.

    Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

    by MBNYC on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 05:13:34 PM PDT

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