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  •  well, especially since (6+ / 0-)

    supporting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security has gone from being a position Republicans support (under Ike) to being a wildly radical progressive stance.

    As have New Deal tactics to stimulate the economy and create jobs

    As have fair and progressive taxation schemes

    It's now wildly to the left, apparently, to want to preserve Social Security and Medicare and raise taxes on the insanely wealthy--

    Except it's not.  Those are basic Democratic values, indeed, even basic American values if you take the polls as a guide, and we watched Obama abandon all of them.

    That's gonna be hard even for a center-left Democrat to swallow.  And that's why this site has shifted away from Obama.

    We didn't intend to elect Ronald Reagan--or someone to the right of him, which is more or less where Obama is.

    Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 10:23:44 AM PDT

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    •  oops, my bad: Medicare didn't exist under Ike. (3+ / 0-)
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      Social Security was what repubs supported under Ike.

      But over the years, many Repubs have supported Medicare, b/c they knew they'd lose their jobs if they didn't.

      Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 10:24:36 AM PDT

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