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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:14 AM

14. The economy IS a social issue which is why when conservative claim they are losing on social issues

I laugh.

It isn't clear the democratic party subscribes to conservative economic theories since so rarely have we had a prolonged democratically controlled congress and president. When we have there has been push back against it. But once again immediately corporations pour million (billions) to retain house districts. Republicans have used massive filibusters to prevent any push back to changing the economy. That they are willing to trade gays in the military for extended tax cuts should tell you everything you need to know about what conservatives value. Abortion, anti-gays etc... that is just window dressing for the masses. They really care about keeping the massive economy disparity. They will shut down the government, threaten war, bailout banks, cut food stamps, ultrasound women, repeal Obamacare 41 times, ban federal spending on abortion again and again... anything to prevent slightly less money flowing to people that don't need it, can't use it, and are creating jobs to make the country stronger.

That is why the economy is THE most important social issue these days. The democratic party needs to realize this and start pushing as hard as the Republican party is willing to hold on. And yes the 10-15% of elected democrats that are fiscally conservative doesn't help matters

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