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Fri Jan 3, 2014, 12:19 AM

The imminent backlash, take two: The Resurgent Left.

The resurgent progressives are battling a double standard. They are asking why it is that “populism” is a good thing when it’s invoked by the tea party against “liberal elites” but suddenly a bad thing when it describes efforts to raise the minimum wage and take other steps toward a fairer system of economic rewards.

And here’s why moderates should be cheering them on: When politicians can ignore the questions posed by the left and are pushed to focus almost exclusively on the right’s concerns about “big government” and its unquestioning faith in deregulated markets, the result is immoderate and ultimately impractical policy. To create a real center, you need a real left.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-the-resurgent-progressives/2014/01/01/3fc6c686-723c-11e3-9389-09ef9944065e_story.html

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Reply The imminent backlash, take two: The Resurgent Left. (Original post)
reACTIONary Jan 2014 OP
msongs Jan 2014 #1
socialist_n_TN Jan 2014 #3
Phlem Jan 2014 #2
cui bono Jan 2014 #4
Scuba Jan 2014 #5
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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 12:46 AM

1. democratic party leadership would prefer we do not want "populist" stuff ok? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 01:24 AM

3. Well they could always wind up with folks like me in charge.....

Take your pick, a left populist or a revolutionary socialist.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 01:10 AM

2. just lost on people around here, I guarantee you.



-p

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 04:21 AM

4. That's presuming that elected officials want a real center.

They keep showing us that that is not the case.

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Response to cui bono (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 08:18 AM

5. +1

 

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Response to cui bono (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 4, 2014, 04:03 AM

6. I used to be addicted to the hokey pokey

But I turned myself around.

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