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The collapse of the political left

By MICHAEL BARONE
• 12/7/16 11:04 PM

It's been a tough decade for the political left. Eight years ago a Time
magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete
with cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming "The New New Deal."
A Newsweek cover announced "We Are All Socialists Now."

Now the cover story is different. Time has just announced, inevitably though
a bit begrudgingly, that its Person of the Year for 2016 is Donald Trump. 
No mention of New Deals or socialism.

It's not surprising that newsmagazine editors expected a move to the left.
The history they'd been taught by New Deal admirers, influenced by the
doctrines of Karl Marx, was that economic distress moves voters to demand
a larger and more active government.

There was some empirical evidence in that direction as well. The recession
triggered by the financial crisis of 2007­08 was the deepest experienced by
anyone not old enough to remember the 1930s. Barack Obama was elected
with 53 percent of the popular vote—more than any candidate since the
1980s—and Democrats had won congressional elections with similar
majorities in 2006 and 2008.

Things look different now, and not just because Donald Trump
was elected president. It has been clear that most
voters have been rejecting big government policies, and not just in the
United States but in most democratic nations around the world.

Leftist politicians supposed that ordinary voters with modest incomes facing
hard times would believe that regulation and redistribution would help them.
Evidently most don't.

The rejection was apparent in the 2010 and subsequent House elections;
Republicans have now won House majorities in ten of the last 12 elections,
leaving 2006 and 2008 as temporary aberrations.
 You didn't hear Hillary
Clinton campaign on the glories of Obamacare or
the Iran nuclear deal, and her attack on "Trumped­up, trickle­down
economics" didn't strike any chords in the modest­income Midwest.

Republican success has been even greater in governor and state legislature
elections, to the point that Democrats hold governorships and legislative
control only in California, Hawaii, Delaware and Rhode Island. 
After eight
years of the Obama presidency, Democrats hold fewer elective offices than at
any time since the 1920s.


Things look similar abroad. Britain's Conservatives, returned to government
in 2010, are in a commanding position over a left­lurching Labour party.
France's Socialist president, with single­digit approval, declined to run for a
second term. European social democratic parties have been hemorrhaging
votes, and got walloped in Sunday's Italian referendum. In Latin America
and Asia, the left is declining or on the defensive.

Overall history is not bending toward happy acceptance of ever­larger
government at home. Nor toward submersion of national powers and
identities into large and inherently undemocratic international organizations.
The nation­state remains the focus of most peoples' loyalties, and in a time
of economic and cultural diffusion, as Yuval Levin argues in his recent book
The Fractured Republic, big government policies designed for an age of
centralization have become increasingly dysfunctional.

Barack Obama doesn't seem to have noticed this, at least until some time
between nine and ten o'clock election night. Shrewder center­left politicians
who have shown they know how to win elections have. Bill Clinton urged his
wife's campaign managers to put her out in rural areas speaking to voters'
concerns. The thirty­something geniuses she installed in her trendy Brooklyn
headquarters knew better.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, speaking in Washington this
week, said, "We have to pay attention to culture and identity," and argued
that in response to Islamist extremism, "Political correctness can't get in the
way."

Such advice suggests that a sharp shift in current leftist strategy, which
includes "identity politics" appeals to minorities at home and obeisance to
the wisdom of supranational entities like the Paris climate change
(/section/climate­change) conference and the European Union.

What's missing in that is a concentration on the interests of one's own
citizenry. To the left that smacks of nationalism, which some seem to regard
as only a baby step away from Nazism.

It's not. The United States Constitution was designed to provide a framework
in which rights are guaranteed and voters in states can choose policies in
line with their different backgrounds and beliefs.

Trump's victory means the left can't jam its policies down on the whole
nation—and gives it the incentive to develop policies acceptable not only to
its own base but with voters among whom it fell agonizingly short this year.

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After eight years of the Obama presidency, Democrats hold fewer elective offices than at any time since the 1920s.


Surely SOME of them will learn a smidgen from this and tack just a bit to starboard?!?

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After eight years of the Obama presidency, Democrats hold fewer elective offices than at any time since the 1920s.


Surely SOME of them will learn a smidgen from this and tack just a bit to starboard?!?


But they keep tacking to port...the rudder is permanently stuck.

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But they keep tacking to port...the rudder is permanently stuck.


You don't understand what Nancy understands....

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Even congressional reps from Massachusetts wanted her to be gone.

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Waters: We Have to ‘Do the Investigation’ to Find Evidence to Impeach Trump

by PAM KEY
12 Feb 2017

Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” discussing her multiple calls to impeach President Donald Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said, “I think that it’s there, we just have to dig deeper, do the investigation and find it.”

Partial transcript as follows:

REID: And you have gone all the way there, talking, using the I-word with Donald Trump about impeachment.WATERS: Yes.

REID: Do you stand by that and what would he be impeached for in your view?

WATERS: Yes, I have led in talking about impeachment. And some people say, well, it’s too early for that. It’s never too early if you understand how dangerous this man really is. I do believe that there is a connection between the Ukraine and Donald Trump and of course Russia. I think that he colluded with Putin during the election and that hacking and everything that took place. I think that it’s there, we just have to dig deeper, do the investigation and find it.


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So Maxine Waters says that they need to do an investigation to find out what to impeach him for... :roll:

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Maxine Waters is the Jar Jar Binks of US congress.

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... But they keep tacking to port...the rudder is permanently stuck ...


Hum ... well is that good? If they stay the course and jibe through the wind, then they will be on the extreme port tack (with the wind from port side) ... the opposite tack from what they would've been on if they were on the starboard tack. Otherwise, they would be tacking through the wind and on the starboard tack. Either way, continuing to turn to port, you will come thru the wind and be on the opposite tack at some point !!!

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... the Jar Jar Binks of US congress ...


googling "jar jar binks" !!!

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Meanwhile...

The upper-class metro coastie politicians are murdering their own careers when they get caught acting like the privileged & pompous dickheads they are, to people they view as beneath them, on camera. :lol: :lol:

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Q. How did she become a commissioner on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey?

A. While a Democrat who raised money for Hillary Clinton, Turner was appointed to the Port Authority last year by former Gov. Chris Christie, as part of a pair of appointments that included former GOP state Sen. Kevin O'Toole. Turner was the pick of Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37), who was pushing for more women on the board.


http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/0 ... e_sta.html


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Q. What did she do there?

A. She was head of the Government and Ethics committee and sat on the Port Authority's Operations committee, said a Port Authority spokesman.

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 Post subject: Re: The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubb
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Maxine Waters is the Jar Jar Binks of US congress.


:lol: Crap..that is funny!

Maxine says Trump "has a link to Ukraine and to Russia" Maxine, sweetheart, your James Brown wig is too tight. They are enemies..Ukraine and Russia.

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