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He's not driving any wedge. The schism in the Democrat party just *is*.....
By:  Paul (Moderators; 68042)
Posted on: 02-12-2020 16:50.
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...and it's the fact that we've been ignoring it for most of my adult life that makes it such a hot topic.

Clinton-era Dems take as an article of faith that Reagan won because of neoliberal economic policies. They figure if they can just keep promising low taxes, shepherd in some lip service to people of color, non-heteros, run government "competently," and pass the occasional climate "target" that everything will be fine and they'll remain popular.

Except that those neoliberal economic policies have done demonstrable harm to the middle of the country, and to the extent you support them, you're going to take a beating. Like everyone else in the Republican field in '16, and just like Hillary Clinton who was as establishment a figure as you can get.

I voted for that worthless lump of shit, and I'll vote for the ex-Republican who helped get Bush re-elected. I'll vote for the decrepit old fool who calls people names from fucking John Wayne movies and who helped confirm Clarence Thomas by railroading Anita Hill.

I'll vote for the McKinsey/CIA candidate whose sole qualification for office was running a tiny town poorly (and with no small degree of institutionalized racism).

I'll vote for Fauxcahontas (real unity candidate there, btw, saw her trashing Bernie again today). And actually my second choice would be Klobuchar, at least she doesn't hide her loyalties and backing.

My firm belief is that Trump will absolutely thrash anyone but those last two, but I will support them and intend to volunteer during the general for whoever the candidate is.

Edited by Paul at 2/12/2020 4:54:55 PM


“Don’t overplay. Don’t overplay. Less is more. It will always be: less is more. Nobody is ever going to remember all those fancy solos - even the guys that play them, most of them won’t remember - so play some licks that people can walk away humming, that people can identify with." --Steve Cropper