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  •  which is it, then? (2+ / 0-)
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    Wolf10, mightymouse

    Did Identity politics replace class politics?  Or did the Party embrace a potpourri of positions in order to appeal to various interest groups?  Your position seems to straddle the fence, which is indicative of the Democratic Party these days.

    And I don't, in any way, disagree with your view on Clinton.  Frankly, I don't care who did it first, the GOP or the Dems...I find it equally repugnant and equally a disservice to the nation as a whole.  

    But I am able, even at this advanced age and state of cynicism, of seeing a "whole" there.  Many cannot.

    Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 03:23:26 PM PDT

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    •  Its neither. Its not a question of (0+ / 0-)

      class politics vs. identity politics.  Your framing of the issue as an either/or proposition is what's wrong.  The Dems embraced monied interests when it became apparent their class politics had been stymied or trumped by the Republicans identity politics.    You are acting as if identity politics just started in the 70s.  Issues of how to handle race, women, foreigners, social policy, suffrage, prohibition - these so called "Identity" issues or "social" issues have always been around and will always be around.  

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