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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:51 PM

Van Jones: The Game Has Changed

All the talk since the election has been about Republican weakness, but I want to talk about Democratic strength. Tuesday night was a watershed moment for our country. We have been able to hold together the coalition from 2008. People said that coalition was only lightning in a bottle, all about Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Surprise, surprise. That is not true. This coalition’s organizers were the biggest winner on Election Day — in fact it was a revenge of community organizers.

There is a new governing coalition emerging in this country. It looks different, talks different and thinks different. It has a different view from the traditional electorate. The president won because the African-American community went out in record numbers, and young people stood in long lines in Florida and Ohio and voted. It was also a big night for marriage equality and the right to collective bargaining.

We saw this coalition in 2008, followed by a backlash in 2010. On Tuesday, that 2008 coalition found its voice and reasserted itself at the center of American politics. It was the backlash against the backlash, and smart leaders will recognize that the game has changed. The deficit-mania, tax cuts for the rich, and outright meanness of the far right are losing ideas — a lesson our leaders should remember as we approach the fiscal showdown over the end of the Bush tax cuts.

http://billmoyers.com/2012/11/08/the-game-has-changed/

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JRLeft Nov 2012 OP
graham4anything Nov 2012 #1
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #4
Justice Nov 2012 #2
stanchaz Nov 2012 #3
Myrina Nov 2012 #6
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roguevalley Nov 2012 #7

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:10 PM

1. always loved van jones...and still

 

He got screwed by republicans but he got the last laugh after all

We won the revolution...the peaceful one

They lost. Checkmate

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:31 PM

4. It would be great...

if Obama brought him back on board. He is a treasure.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:19 PM

2. He adds so much value to CCN panel and elsewhere - well organized, factual, thoughtful

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. The rich need your help and understanding!

NO NO NO! You’ve got it all WRONG!!
The RICH ....absolutely.... need MORE tax cuts!
A few free cases of Absolut might ALSO be in order
...to ease the pain of all this constant bickering and criticism.
There REALLY seems to be some confusion here, ....a lack of clarity.

Perhaps I need to explain "TRICKLE-DOWN ECONOMICS" again?
After all, it's things like this that keep Economics Professors like me in business! 
No problem. Except that I am without my graphs and charts. But here goes, anyway:
Basically , there are two parts to this ancient , time-tested theory. 
I’m sorry .....did I call this fact of life, this universal constant, this eternal truth..a MERE “theory”?
My mistake. It is much MORE than a theory. It is simply .....the way things are,
...the way things always will be, ...the way things MUST be!
Ah, Economics is beautiful, isn’t it?
Well, to get on: The FIRST part of tickle-down economics is the "TRICK"-le part. 
If we are going to make any progress, you must realize, you must understand, 
that this IS all a trick. An elaborate trick , yes, but still a trick.
A trick ...where the super-rich are the "trick-sters",  and you, my poor friends,
you are the "trick-ees". Do I make myself clear? Good, then we'll go on to the second part.
The SECOND part, dear students of the world, is the crucial "Trickle-DOWN" phase. 
That, my friends, simply means that the super-rich get to URINATE all over the rest of us
...and then laugh ...all the way to their off-shore banks and tax-shelters.
I hope that I have been helpful. Until next time.
- Professor America
P.S. In other words, my gullible little friends, the bottom line is this:
the ONLY acceptable looters in life are the super-rich.
Anybody else .... is subject to arrest, or worse.
Got that? Good, you’ll work out just fine. And my apologies for this tedious, long-winded explanation of the way things REALLY work. But after all - I AM an Economics Professor.

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Response to stanchaz (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:13 PM

6. The rich need a choice: embrace higher taxes w/ no loopholes, or kneel to the guillotine.

And here, have some cake while you're thinking it over.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:38 PM

5. They shed the Progressives and stole the center.

Most Progressives will still vote Dem because they are shit-scared of the alternative.

We will not be returning to the left any time soon.

Yes, the game has changed. Repubs ran far to the right and the centrist dems merged with the moderate repubs and created the "Sanity Party".

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:11 AM

7. I love this man. He's got it all including rock hard integrity

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