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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 02:19 AM

42. I agree with Bill Maher: Vote Democratic - "we're lame but the other guys are nuts"

We no longer have a political struggle between left and right or liberal and conservative - both are fundamentally conservative albeit to varying degrees on basic assumptions of economic policy and foreign policy - But we do have a struggle between sane and insane.

No matter how one tries to spin it both parties pretty much hold the same basic assumptions regarding the so-called, "free market economy and to varying degrees embrace a form of neoliberal economics with the likes of Goldman Sachs steering the ship of state. At the same time both parties embrace an interventionist, Pax Americana foreign policy. The healthcare plan that was just sustained by the U.S. Supreme Court has its origins in a Heritage Foundation - right-wing think tank and is essentially the nationalization of Romneycare. The foreign policy is not similar to the first term of the Bush Jr. administration -but in fundamentals varies little from the second term of that administration. However, I will agree that it when it gets down to specifics we do indeed see some concrete differences. The Democratic Party of today is in fact well to the right on economic issues to the old pre-Reagan Republican Party and pretty much the same as Bush Sr. so-called foreign policy realist in support of a highly interventionist approach. But at least they are glued considerably more to reality and are considerably more pragmatic.



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