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  •  Chamberlain Democrats, Clinton Democrats, (5+ / 0-)

    no matter what you call them, they're actually Reagan Democrats.  Voters turned to Reagan because he was so good at political rhetoric, but elected Democrats turned to Reagan because they swallowed the benefits of "trickle-down," supply-side economics to cure the economic ills that hit the nation like a pandemic in the '70s.  

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 10:29:07 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly. The last 4 decades have been (1+ / 0-)
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      an uninterrupted continuation of Reagan/Thatcherism. I guess that's what Obama meant about admiring Reagan: he left behind a lasting, distorted frame that has trivialized social and political discussion ever since. Unfortunately it now appears that Obama himself, much less the majority of elected Dems, can't quite go cold turkey on the poisonous  legacy that Reagan injected.

      •  "can't quite go cold turkey"? (0+ / 0-)

        What makes you think he even wants to quit at all?

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:58:44 AM PDT

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