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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-05 10:52 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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  -Why Jimmy Carter is a Class Act.... BooScout  Jun-10-05 11:52 AM   #0 
  - Yes he is a lovely man :^)  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-10-05 11:53 AM   #1 
  - Well, yes. How many ex-presidents spend their retirement time  Redstone   Jun-10-05 11:55 AM   #2 
  - Jimmy Carter's goodness just shines out of his face!..  glarius   Jun-10-05 12:02 PM   #3 
  - A man and a president of the highest integrity who truly acts.....  Double T   Jun-10-05 12:08 PM   #4 
  - My favorite president  DawnneOBTS   Jun-10-05 12:08 PM   #5 
  - Great story and  livetohike   Jun-10-05 12:11 PM   #6 
  - Thanks  BooScout   Jun-10-05 12:19 PM   #9 
  - He taught a class my son attended at Emory a few years ago...  Not Me   Jun-10-05 12:13 PM   #7 
  - Class acts shouldn't support CAFTA or frown on Chavez  wuushew   Jun-10-05 12:16 PM   #8 
  - He was also a strong proponent of NAFTA, GATT, WTO  Elwood P Dowd   Jun-10-05 12:25 PM   #11 
     - Ya know, there are some positive aspects to trade agreements  katinmn   Jun-10-05 12:34 PM   #12 
        - It is not logical for a political entity to be altruistic  wuushew   Jun-10-05 12:48 PM   #14 
           - Additionally the American left is economically populist  wuushew   Jun-10-05 01:08 PM   #15 
              - All that aside (& true or not)  BooScout   Jun-10-05 01:27 PM   #16 
                 - Yeah I went off on a tangent  wuushew   Jun-10-05 01:29 PM   #18 
  - That story speaks volumes about what kind of person he is.  katinmn   Jun-10-05 12:22 PM   #10 
  - I've been depressed ever since the 1980 election  DavidD   Jun-10-05 12:41 PM   #13 
  - That's 25 years!!  katinmn   Jun-10-05 03:45 PM   #20 
     - Sure, I was somewhat hopeful during the Clinton years  DavidD   Jun-11-05 10:52 AM   #22 
  - Actually, Jimmy Does Stuff Like This BECAUSE He Is A Class Act  ProfessorGAC   Jun-10-05 01:29 PM   #17 
  - What a wonderful story!  lucca   Jun-10-05 01:37 PM   #19 
  - A true Southern Gentleman in the best sense of the word.  BigBearJohn   Jun-10-05 03:48 PM   #21 
  - what a terrific story  DemBeans   Jun-11-05 10:57 AM   #23 
  - That's right, a class act indeed.  fortyfeetunder   Jun-11-05 10:59 AM   #24 

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