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  •  Atari Democrat? (2+ / 0-)
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    Ed in Montana, Fabian

    Can someone explain what that means?



    •  Sure, it refers to high-tech-boosting ... (4+ / 0-)
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      Ed in Montana, willyr, LordMike, Fabian Democrats of the 1980s - Paul Tsongas, Gary Hart, Mike Dukakis, Al Gore. They were sort of New Democrats before there were New Democrats, and they pushed centrist economic policies along with government subsidies for Silicon Valley-type innovation, free trade and open immigration (the latter two policies alienating them from longtime Democratic allies in the AFL-CIO).

      "Just remember, boys, this is America. Just because you get more votes doesn't mean you win." - Special Agent Fox Mulder

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 10:55:05 PM PST

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