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Reply #25: It has been oft commented on here that Nixon would be a flaming liberal by today's standards. [View All]

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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 01:59 PM
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25. It has been oft commented on here that Nixon would be a flaming liberal by today's standards.
We didn't come to this place overnight. It has been in motion since Jimmy Carter was in office. To expect that moving the country further to the right in order to make our point to the Dems just doesn't make sense to me.

Points two and four cannot be discounted.

I suspect that progressive Democrats did stay home when Gore was defeated. There were many who really meant to send a message with their Nader vote. So here we are, when Republicans are able to paint Obama as a "socialist" and "communist" exactly because the perception of right and left have been skewed.

Progressives will not serve their cause by dropping out of the process.
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