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  •  Yes -- the Third Way was the theme of the DLC (1+ / 0-)
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    The Democratic Leadership Conference with leaders named Clinton and Gore, among others, attempted to find a way between right and left by adopting some of the conservatives' notions.  It led to the famous Clinton "triangulations" that cooped rightist positions and left the right unable to claim that Clinton opposed the "advances" posed by conservatism.

    What we got was a pretty conservative Democratic administration that advanced conservative causes like tax cuts, like welfare reform, like ballooning military budgets, and paradoxically, balanced budgets.

    Smart politics, but contributed to the disaster of the conservative ascendency we are suffering.

    You don't need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt, you hayseed. You need a curveball!

    by GoBlue08 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 10:40:39 AM PST

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