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Are there any liberals left?
Socialist Worker ^ | 3/20/14 | Lance Selfa

Posted on 03/19/2014 10:52:14 PM PDT by Libloather

**SNIP**

Reed's message to liberals--especially those who invest their hopes in the Democratic Party--is stark.

Since the 1980s, he writes, liberals, activists and social movement organizations (the combination of which Reed labels "the left") have been on the defensive. Instead of determining how to advance a broadly popular and egalitarian vision, this left has narrowed its "social vision" and its time horizon, keying actions to the next election cycle.

"Each election now becomes a moment of life-or-death urgency that precludes dissent or even reflection," Reed writes. "For liberals, there is only one option in an election year, and that is to elect, at whatever cost, whichever Democrat is running." According to Reed, this has increasingly locked the left into a downward spiral, hitching its wagon to a more and more conservative Democratic Party.

(Excerpt) Read more at socialistworker.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: leftists; liberals; rats; socialists
Husseincare did them in. Let the slaughter begin.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 10:52:15 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They are relying more and more heavily on forcing their views through use of government mandates than in convincing through open and honest debate.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 10:59:31 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Libloather

How far to the Left does one have to be (in American terms) to say that the current Democrap Party is “conservative”?


3 posted on 03/19/2014 11:03:56 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“They are relying more and more heavily on forcing their views through use of government mandates than in convincing through open and honest debate.”

That is so true and a great statement of insight.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 11:05:17 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Amberdawn

The author could be using that in a general sense, in that the Dems are now so locked-in to their worldview that they’re no longer willing to consider changing their ways, hence “conservative”.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 11:06:52 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Libloather

Yes, still too damn many!


6 posted on 03/19/2014 11:08:02 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Libloather

Today’s Liberals should be called what they are, Marxist/Leninist/Communist. They should be just as proud of the terms as Obumbo’s father was, and true Americans should shun them, just as we did in the days of the Soviet Union.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 11:12:35 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Lots are calling them Marxists and Leninists. Few call them Communists. Not sure if we can call them that because of the McCarthy factor. Being anti-communist is seen as worse than being communist.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 11:19:05 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: Libloather

Yeah, as if the Left ever was anything but totalitarian communism.

“Oh, we’ve lost our way, of we should be discussing things and hearing both sides. Oh, we should be honoring the Constitution and finding a a lawful way towards social justice.”

BULL.

The bastards have always been about destroying America. This is just backtracking their trail and trying to create plausible deniability.

Liars. All of them. Stinking traitors.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 11:35:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Libloather

Eradicate the liberal virus and America would prosper.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 2:22:58 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: Libloather; All
hitching its wagon to a more and more conservative Democratic Party

LOLARMAOOTF: Democratic Party conservative? What a Laugh!

11 posted on 03/20/2014 2:35:04 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Libloather

The democrat party is a collection of ethnic and demographic groups who all want something from government. They have no principles other than to elect the candidate who is a member of the most favored group in that election cycle. Obama was elected because he’s black. Hillary will be supported because she’s a woman. It doesn’t matter what they think. And so to appeal to the broadest spectrum of low information voters, they end up with policies that committed Leftists are having difficulty supporting. But alas, who else do they have to vote for? Therein lies their dilemma.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 5:25:20 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Talisker

Don’t forget the primary recruiting method of the Left -

“you want to help people, don’t you?”


13 posted on 03/20/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

They are either becoming more bold, or more desperate.
In many cases they’re letting their true anti-Christ agenda be exposed.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 5:27:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: sr4402
Peace, sr4402,

LOLARMAOOTF: Democratic Party conservative? What a Laugh!

I'm not conservative, but there are Democrats who cherish and defend the Constitution. The early Democratic Party was the party of limited government, a strict-interpretation of the Constitution, and State Sovereignty. Some of us still adhere to those concepts. At least one of us is running to restore our constitutional Republic.


James R. McClure Jr.
Jeffersonian Anti-Federalist Democrat candidate for IN09

15 posted on 03/20/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT by James R. McClure Jr.
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To: Libloather

Liberals spend so many words saying next to nothing...


16 posted on 03/20/2014 5:47:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: No One Special

I call them Wannabe Commies or Wannabe Yuppies. I had to explain to a local restaurateur originally from Albania that these people pretend to be cosmopolitan, but they’re really just citified hicks and yokels and are clueless to other cultures. Poor man opened a Balkans restaurant featuring my favorite dishes from that part of the world which I can barely pronounce. He told me with sadness in his eyes that the people made fun of the names and would not even try the dishes, so all he does is make pizzas and stock the salad bar. Poor man!


17 posted on 03/20/2014 6:08:32 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: James R. McClure Jr.

there are Democrats who cherish and defend the Constitution...and they all went gaga for obamacare. Isn’t it the 14th Amendment that gives us the right for free healthcare?


18 posted on 03/20/2014 6:11:33 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: James R. McClure Jr.
I'm not conservative... Democrat

Your proving my point. A conservative Democrat is about as an oxymoron as can be.

The current Democratic party is about as far left as I've ever seen it - Socialistic, Big Government, Immoral, Spendaholic and Race baiting all to the core right now. It supports the Kelo Decision and Extremism in the EPA; stripping us of our property rights. It supports giving Illegals our votes. Need I go on?

To vote Democratic is to support the above, don't you know?

19 posted on 03/20/2014 6:34:20 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: James R. McClure Jr.
At least one of us is running to restore our constitutional Republic.

Name a second.

20 posted on 03/20/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Libloather
Husseincare did them in. Let the slaughter begin.

Obama pushed the Democrats hard left producing the Obamination they call Obamacare. It wasn't all they produced.

Included was the immoralization, financial, and drug doping of America and the Radicalizing of the DOJ, IRS, EPA and ATF to become enforcement arms of the Democratic party.

21 posted on 03/20/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: gr8eman
Peace, gr8eman,

there are Democrats who cherish and defend the Constitution...and they all went gaga for obamacare

No. Those of us who defend the Constitution recognize that the ACA is unconstitutional as its passage violates Article 1, Section 7. Unconstitutional acts have no weight and do not need to be obeyed.


James R. McClure Jr.
Jeffersonian Anti-Federalist Democrat candidate for IN09

22 posted on 03/20/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by James R. McClure Jr.
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To: sr4402
Peace, sr4402,

Your proving my point. A conservative Democrat is about as an oxymoron as can be.

No, I am not. I stated that I am not conservative. My not being conservative proves nothing about other Democrats, other than that some Democrats are not conservatives. It does not, logically, prohibit some Democrats from being conservative.

The current Democratic party is about as far left as I've ever seen it ....

Stipulated as true.

To vote Democratic is to support the above, don't you know?

No more than voting Republican is to vote for big governemen (but growing at a slower rate), fighting wars on a credit card, crony capitalism, bailouts, expanded "entitlements" (Medicare part D), or supporting amnesty to provide cheap labor for your business buddies. Neither party is perfect. The candidate and the positions they fight for is what counts.


James R. McClure Jr.
Jeffersonian Anti-Federalist Democrat candidate for IN09

23 posted on 03/20/2014 7:57:33 AM PDT by James R. McClure Jr.
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