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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #198)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:50 AM

200. ...Dokey

 

NAFTA, TPP, MFN China, WTP agreements, etc


That is a very arguable point.There is more opposition than you indicate.... The centrists are happy with agreements that boost the bottom line, regardless of the social and economic consequences. Others who buy the propasganda and sales pitch at face value are sort of "okay, sounds fine." ..... But there is a large segment of the Democratic base (and otehrs) who have seen factories closed and moved out of the US to sweatshops, lost their jobs or seen them downsized, watched their communities hollowed out, as a result etc. are opposed to it. And, not to sound snooty, but those who have been following and studying both the process and the impacts over the years are not happy, to say the least.....

Financial deregulation


Enh, weak tea compared to the extent of restoration of regulation and enforcement that is needed. Simply stated, we really do need to disperse the power and wealth of the biggest banks and investment houses. Bigger is worse past a certain point, and we reached that point years ago. And we need to place more restraints on the temptation to misbehave.

Media Deregulation and otehr industry... I am not aware of Democrats saying they were pursuing industry deregulation.


A lot of it under the tavble...Maybe "see no evil" in campaigning and governing is not saying one thing and doing another.. .But it is WRONG! to have looked the otehr way for so many years to allow huge monopolistic corporate empires to take over so much of the economy and life of the country. The silence of the Democratic leadership on the consolidation of corporate power has been a major sin of omission for many people over the years. It is at the root of many other problems and issues...... And it is contrary to the basic compact of liberalism/progressivism

Welfare Deform. 30 years ago ... Anything more recent?


30 years ago, but it hasn't been corrected or adjusted to a more enlightened position since then. And one of the candidates has dirty hands on it, despite her current professions of caring about women and the children.

Suffice it to say, the rest was opposed by a small segment of the Democratic Party ... and many of those now so vocally objecting, were, proudly, not Democrats (or, used the label as a secondary, if not, tertiary political self descriptor).


That is a failure of leadership. Politics is about education and crystalling and supporting awareness as much as anything....."See no evil" is not what I always thought the basic purpose of liberal and progressive politics was supposed to be about....And I am not just referring to that in a "purist" sense. Moderation is okay -- but so many things (mentioned in the post and not mentioned in specific and general terms) have been contrary to the package people think they are buying as the alternative to GOP conservatism.

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