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Old 11-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #120
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Originally Posted by elsid13 View Post
Yes because things like the Great Society and New Deal, or ObamaCare are myths.
I don't believe that either Obama nor Clinton have any connection to those programs. Chris Hedges is absolutely right. They are "faux" liberals. The Dem party is run by them. They have nothing in common with the Dems that wrote those programs. Clinton was the worst thing that ever happened to wage earning Americans. And Obama, as Hedges points out, has "codified" all the garbage Bush launched after running on the promise of taking apart the abysmal Bush legacy. Like Hedges points out, we are living under an inverted totalitarianism ruled by an entrenched corporate plutocracy.

Clinton and Obama are tools of that status quo. TR and FDR would have fought it tooth and nail. TR properly labeled it, "In our day it appears as the struggle of freemen to gain and hold the right of self-government as against the special interests, who twist the methods of free government into machinery for defeating the popular will."

This is also why it's really stupid to broad brush the Dems with the name of liberal, or liberal progressive. There are truly only a handful of liberal progressives left in the Dem party. I'm surprised they don't leave, like Bernie Sanders, and just declare themselves independents.
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