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Response to Zorro (Reply #49)

Tue May 31, 2016, 12:36 PM

79. Bernie is on a kamikaze mission to save the Democratic Party. Evidence inside.

 

You want to see the results of Clinton style regressive, triangulating, suck up to Republican values politics? Check out this chart of majorities in Congress, and notice that from the time of FDR on, for decades, the Democrats held majorities in Congress, with very few exceptions.

When did this end? The triangulating second term of Bill Clinton.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774721.html

How consistent has it been since then with triangulation and so forth? Very bad, very spotty, except with the arrival of Barack Obama. When did it fuck up again? Obama's second term, after he had already shown a weak hand on a number of Progressive promises he had made.

I know some will be up in arms over this last comment, but look at the results.

You don't get good results out of a Democratic base and those who think like them, which polls say are the majority of Americans, by sucking up to the ghost of Ronald Reagan. If the Democratic Party can get their head out of that ass, they will do alright. If they continue to be regressive and Republican light, this is going to be a tough year defeating Donald Trump.

Yes, I think Bernie represents our best chance. But at least acknowledge he is trying to hold the Democrats to Democratic values, and for some reason a whole lot of you are advocating for values that are a whole lot less Democratic, at least in the best of most Liberal sense of the word.

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