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  •  Not exactly (2+ / 0-)
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    War on Error, vahana

    Both parties policies are firmly rooted in the current paradigm, which arose in the 1970's.  

    In the linked article I suggested 2004 as a possible critical election which was almost immediately inavlidated in 2006 & 2008.  2008 was the next candidate and it was potentially invalidated by 2010.  Democrats had to win in 2012 and 2016 to support the 2008 date.  With Obama's victory the "window" for crit elections is closed and Dems MUST win in 2016 if the model is valid, so it is testable.

    Anyways the current paradigms favors the Right on economics and the Left on social issues.  This is one reason why Obama and Clinton come across as Republican-lite.  Another is continued  Republican political stength demonstrated as recently as 2010.

    The range of policies is limited by what their advisors think they know about the way the world works, which since they are successful must necessarily comport with the reigning paradigm.

    •  I think the economic policies ARE social (0+ / 0-)

      policies. As long as we follow supply side economics, the 99% will be sucked dry by the 1%, with little health care, retirement or living wages.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:37:33 PM PST

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