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    left has lost ground on economic issues? Please don't blame the media because it is the same thing right does when trying to explain why they've lost ground on social issues.

    •  Because politics runs on money (0+ / 0-)

      more than in the past, because money has been able to (and continues) to destroy labor organizations,

      because Democrats refuse to take a stand on serious issues or to use party discipline (certainly less likely than the GOP on the latter),

      because both parties have enabled shipping good-paying jobs off-shore and people like Volcker and Greenspan have manipulated the economy to keep unemployment relatively high and pressure to increase wages low out of fear,

      because the right has funded think-tanks and opinion leaders at the same time the (always fragile) liberal coalition between labor and academia has declined and virtually disappeared,

      because a lot of other reasons (including the media - just because you don't like the reason doesn't make it irrelevant, but it isn't the only or even the main reason; objectively and statistically, the left's case for media bias against the left is much stronger than the right's case - just list this weeks "experts" on NPR, or the guests on Sunday talk shows).

      We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. - John F Kennedy

      by badger on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 08:07:15 PM PDT

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