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    You claim that the policies of the early Clinton administration weren't "the DLC's fault." But Clinton was a founder of the DLC. He supported the DLC and its goals after gaining the Presidency. Many of the policies he successfully put through, like welfare reform, were DLC policies. The health care policy he attempted to put through was DLC inspired -- it sure as heck wasn't coming from the Progressive Caucus. The intervention in Somalia started under G.H.W. Bush.

    The Democrats had a successful election cycle after the 1990 redistricting where they maintained an 80 vote margin in the House over the Republicans in the 1992 elections. The Senate, of course, isn't affected by redistricting. It wasn't until the first election after Clinton -- a DLC founder -- actually took office that the Democrats lost both the House and Senate.

    Those who do not learn from history are stupid. --darrelplant

    by darrelplant on Thu Apr 28, 2005 at 10:18:14 PM PDT

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