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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-05 11:52 AM
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22. Sure, I was somewhat hopeful during the Clinton years
For the most part, and especially because I deluded myself that the country would move left after Clinton's eight years.

So I exaggerated when I said I've been depressed since then. But not entirely. The 1980 election robbed me of any illusions I had left about the American electorate, and I was shocked and distressed at the pro-Reagan bias in the media. (The anti-Carter bias began much earlier, right after he was elected in 1976.) The media bias kept growing during the Clinton years, and the Republican Congress during most of that time kept me from any euphoria.

In general, though, the picture, in my view, has been one of deepening gloom and pessimism since the 1980 election, with only brief moments of . . . well, a bit less gloom and pessimism.
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