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The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party
American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Scott S. Powell

Posted on 08/23/2015 9:13:09 AM PDT by MtnClimber

...Upon assuming office, President Obama had no problem bypassing the Constitutional advise-and-consent role of Congress in his appointment of a record number of czars, many of whom were so radical they would have failed to pass Senate confirmation. One of the offshoots of former IPS director Robert Borosage was the Apollo Alliance, an organization that he co-founded in 2001. Apollo saw its political clout increase dramatically with the election of Barack Obama. Van Jones, a self-described communist and an Apollo Alliance activist, was appointed Green Jobs czar by President Obama. A month after inauguration, a centerpiece of Apollo’s policy agenda was packaged right into the $787 billion stimulus bill, which directed $110 billion to green jobs programs. At the time of the passage of that bill -- what came to be known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute the strategy…”

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: 2001; apolloalliance; borosage; communism; ips; leftists; obama; vanjones
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1 posted on 08/23/2015 9:13:09 AM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: MtnClimber

Both Alinsky and Cloward/Piven thought that the free enterprise system had to be destroyed from within.


2 posted on 08/23/2015 9:14:45 AM PDT by MtnClimber (For views of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: MtnClimber

bump for later


3 posted on 08/23/2015 9:15:34 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: MtnClimber

Most Americans want big time payback for these 8 years or hippie Hell.


4 posted on 08/23/2015 9:22:45 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: MtnClimber

Camouflage and deception are key to Alinsky-style organizing.


5 posted on 08/23/2015 9:26:01 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: MtnClimber
The posted extract made me think that the author might believe that the Democrats went hard left starting in 2008. "Oh no!" I thought. "It happened long before that!"

I actually clicked on the article and I see that the author fully understands the situation. The article seems like a good summary of "the long march through the institutions". It's been going on for a long, long time.

6 posted on 08/23/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Cruz is still my #1, but Trump is impressing the hell out of me.)
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To: MtnClimber
The New Left did not simply fade away when the troops came home from Southeast Asia. It went mainstream, with many of the 60s radicals deciding to follow Alinsky’s counsel to clean up their image, put on suits and infiltrate the system.

They would become professional revolutionaries who landed jobs in the knowledge industry: the universities, foundations, and the media and special interest activist groups.

7 posted on 08/23/2015 9:27:27 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: ClearCase_guy

It has been going on since at least Woodrow Wilson. The progressives here are copying the British Fabian Socialists. They believed in Evolution not Revolution because it ends in the same place.


8 posted on 08/23/2015 9:29:45 AM PDT by MtnClimber (For views of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: MtnClimber

Now if only the right would take over the Republican party.


9 posted on 08/23/2015 9:31:49 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: MtnClimber
Edward Gibbon, the renowned historian who wrote The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, described six attributes that Rome embodied at its end:

first, an overwhelming love of show and luxury;

second, a widening gap between the rich and the poor;

third, an obsession with sports and a freakishness in the arts, masquerading as creativity and originality;

fourth, a decline in morals, increase in divorce and decline in the institution of the family;

fifth, economic deterioration resulting from debasement of the currency, inflation, excessive taxation, and overregulation;

and sixth, an increased desire by the citizenry to live off the state.

10 posted on 08/23/2015 9:32:10 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: ClearCase_guy

bfl


11 posted on 08/23/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Are there any institutions or agencies left for them to conquer?

Sports, the armed forces and churches were the last ones still standing, but they’ve managed to get them too.


12 posted on 08/23/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Long March is not murky when it comes to political parties. The New Left of McCarthy and McGovern captured the Democratic Party from the traditional trade union bosses, best represented by Hubert Humphrey.


13 posted on 08/23/2015 9:38:47 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: AdaGray

Could you rephrase your comment? I can’t figure out what you mean. Is it describing a threat from the left or is it an observation?


14 posted on 08/23/2015 9:39:47 AM PDT by BRK
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Liberal conquest of American institutions has been going on since about 1900. It was organized and carried out like a choreographed ballet. Academia, Churches, Media with its vast ability to form and maintain attitudes and lately business has become far left.


15 posted on 08/23/2015 9:41:01 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS
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To: MtnClimber
The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party

After Boehner, McConnell and Roberts, shouldn't the title be " How the New Left Took Over the Republican Party"?

16 posted on 08/23/2015 9:48:37 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Philippians 2:10)
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To: TruthWillWin
Now if only the right would take over the Republican party.

Not very likely, 'cuz the RNCe is where the money is and we all know that money is power.

Option 'A' In order to trump the RNCe we would need $9thand that would be a big problem to overcome...

Option 'B' Would be to try and breath life into a third party with Constitutional views. Can you say Tea Party? I thought so, and we all know how that turned out...

Option 'C' Armed revolution is off the table for reasons to obvious to mention...

Option 'D' Open for suggestions???

Regards,
GtG

17 posted on 08/23/2015 10:07:50 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, but it's OK. They all know me here.)
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To: AdaGray

Most Americans want big time payback for the past 7 years of leftist hippie Hell. And there will be big time payback.


18 posted on 08/23/2015 10:19:46 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: ClearCase_guy

If I’m not mistaken; it really started in the 60’s.


19 posted on 08/23/2015 10:20:09 AM PDT by CyberAnt ("The fields are white unto Harvest")
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To: AdaGray

what I want is for criminal charges where the laws have been broken in government. I wont be happy unless those like Lois learner have gone to jail.


20 posted on 08/23/2015 10:25:26 AM PDT by PCPOET7
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