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  •  If the left voted in off years (11+ / 0-)

    like they do in presidential years, we'd be a far left country.

    95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

    by PRRedlin on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 10:36:59 AM PST

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    •  No. We'd be a regular left country (4+ / 0-)
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      rlochow, Odysseus, Deep Texan, bluemeanies

      We've let the right drag this country so far to the right that Nixon and Eisenhower seem radically liberal.

      Since when is taxing the rich a far left idea? The EPA and the Clean Air/Water Acts were Nixon. The interstate highway system was a nice Republican idea when Eisenhower proposed; high speed rail is socialism.

      Nixon froze wages and prices, slapped a surtax on imports, and took us off the gold standard. Without getting anyone's permission, didn't even tell anyone until it was done. Think Obama could do that, without South Carolina firing on Fort Sumter?

      Right-to-work and other anti-labor laws in Michigan? In Wisconsin? In Ohio? Voter suppression laws? These are not moderate bills. These are not conservative bills. These are radical right wing bills.

      We are a center-left country that has allowed itself to be run by right-right fanatics.

      We're just trying to drag the country back to the middle so we can start over, recoup what we've lost, protect what we have left, and prepare to move the country further to the left.

      A society is judged by how well it cares for those in the dawn of life, the children. By how well it cares for those in the twilight of life, the elderly. And, by how well it cares for those on the edge of life; the poor, the sick, and the disabled.

      by BobBlueMass on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 12:21:17 PM PST

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