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57. Human nature.
Look at every democracy on earth. Pendulum swings left,then right,then back to left.
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  -What prevents America from becoming a totally left-leaning social democracy? MrScorpio  Nov-12-10 10:15 PM   #0 
  - Americans does not want to lean left?  krawhitham   Nov-12-10 10:21 PM   #1 
  - "Half the people right now think Obama is too left"  MrScorpio   Nov-12-10 10:25 PM   #8 
  - Which perfectly illustrates the problem: most people don't have a clue what "left" is.  Lord Magus   Nov-12-10 11:43 PM   #27 
  - +1 nt  laundry_queen   Nov-13-10 12:51 AM   #34 
  - You mean the Dems are "poor at getting their views across".  stillwaiting   Nov-13-10 09:00 AM   #48 
  - Wow.....where to start?  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-12-10 10:22 PM   #2 
  - The first three; it wouldn't be good for big biz. And people are  babylonsister   Nov-12-10 10:23 PM   #3 
  - Fear that people on the left will control people and their choices  The Straight Story   Nov-12-10 10:24 PM   #4 
  - The difference between a liberal nanny state and a conservative one--  eridani   Nov-14-10 02:27 AM   #85 
  - Because the left is wishy washy and wont hold its reps accountable when they sell them out  beforeyoureyes   Nov-12-10 10:25 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-12-10 10:58 PM   #21 
  - "until there is a reasonable chance of achievement"  BzaDem   Nov-13-10 01:04 AM   #35 
     - Why not? The conservative positions you advocate have consistently failed for over half a century  Greyhound   Nov-13-10 05:07 AM   #39 
        - So you have no reason to assume there will ever be a reasonable chance of achievement with your  BzaDem   Nov-13-10 06:15 AM   #40 
           - As always, you've completely missed the point that nearly everybody else understands.  Greyhound   Nov-13-10 06:54 PM   #68 
              - Yet you completely miss the point that nearly everyone else understands:  BzaDem   Nov-13-10 07:01 PM   #69 
                 - As you well know we have not tried "my way" in generations and when we did it created the greatest  Greyhound   Nov-13-10 08:11 PM   #70 
                    - "We just did that through refusing to participate"  BzaDem   Nov-13-10 08:43 PM   #71 
                       - Nice try...  Greyhound   Nov-13-10 09:16 PM   #72 
                          - Thank you.  BzaDem   Nov-13-10 09:21 PM   #74 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-13-10 09:33 PM   #78 
                                - "Everybody but you saw the answer." Everyone but the 86% of liberal Democrats who approve of Obama's  BzaDem   Nov-14-10 12:33 AM   #81 
                                   - "I know you are, but what am I?"  Greyhound   Nov-14-10 04:39 PM   #90 
  - They are held accountable  quaker bill   Nov-14-10 05:09 AM   #88 
  - Greed and Selfishness  merh   Nov-12-10 10:25 PM   #6 
  - 1) Rush Limbaugh  Chipper Chat   Nov-12-10 10:25 PM   #7 
  - heavy question  mix   Nov-12-10 10:27 PM   #9 
  - The Doors Of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything  phasma ex machina   Nov-14-10 01:35 AM   #83 
  - Attendent belief in  enlightenment   Nov-12-10 10:28 PM   #10 
  - +1  nessa   Nov-13-10 08:09 AM   #43 
  - Banks, industrialists, DoD, globalists, entrenched wealth, bought media,  PufPuf23   Nov-12-10 10:28 PM   #11 
  - GDP.  rug   Nov-12-10 10:29 PM   #12 
  - Affordable gasoline  leftstreet   Nov-12-10 10:34 PM   #13 
  - Elections ?  Trajan   Nov-12-10 10:36 PM   #14 
  - People in America still believe that liberalism is bad.  political_Dem   Nov-12-10 10:36 PM   #15 
  - Large amounts of propaganda and corruption  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-12-10 10:36 PM   #16 
  - first, we're not even a real democracy.  inna   Nov-12-10 10:38 PM   #17 
  - I don't know what left-leaning social democracy means now.  David__77   Nov-12-10 10:39 PM   #18 
  - The successful lie that the totalitarian authoritarianism of the USSR, China, etc. represent  Greyhound   Nov-12-10 10:43 PM   #19 
  - The reason why America isn't moving to the left is because...  KeyserSoze87   Nov-12-10 10:51 PM   #20 
  - An interesting article on brainwashing.  moondust   Nov-12-10 10:58 PM   #22 
  - a cultural disconnect between today's American left and many working class Americans  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-12-10 11:10 PM   #23 
  - Paul Wellstone was able to do the same--a very left-leaning politician  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-13-10 11:43 AM   #55 
  - Our educational system n/t  Kang Colby   Nov-12-10 11:11 PM   #24 
  - Eh?  BeFree   Nov-12-10 11:23 PM   #25 
  - Good question  KillCapitalism   Nov-13-10 12:39 AM   #33 
  - ignorant people  mzteris   Nov-12-10 11:23 PM   #26 
  - Greed, ignorance, family and corporate influence  flamingdem   Nov-12-10 11:47 PM   #28 
  - See: OP  joshcryer   Nov-12-10 11:49 PM   #29 
  - They keep assassinating our leaders, or just isolate and coopt them.  leveymg   Nov-13-10 12:01 AM   #30 
  - Money +media=message control.  mmonk   Nov-13-10 12:14 AM   #31 
  - Willful Ignorance  Taitertots   Nov-13-10 12:20 AM   #32 
  - Yep. Just plain old stupidity.  Zoeisright   Nov-16-10 10:14 AM   #105 
  - joe McCarthy  pansypoo53219   Nov-13-10 02:18 AM   #36 
  - Rush Limbaugh would be the first answer that leaps to mind.  LiberalAndProud   Nov-13-10 02:35 AM   #37 
  - because the rich own the country; they fund the "left," they fund the "right,"  Hannah Bell   Nov-13-10 02:43 AM   #38 
  - mainstream political discussion in American pretty much ranges from the left-wing of Wall Street to  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-13-10 06:31 AM   #41 
     - yep. some cheer for billionaires when they fund something that's apparently  Hannah Bell   Nov-13-10 02:09 PM   #65 
  - follow the money  ThomThom   Nov-13-10 06:40 AM   #42 
  - Answer: The Democratic Party?  Better Believe It   Nov-13-10 08:10 AM   #44 
  - Keep them doped with religion and sex and tv  RedCloud   Nov-13-10 08:15 AM   #45 
  - We don't have influence & we don't have enough resolve.  rucky   Nov-13-10 08:26 AM   #46 
  - Many many years of propaganda. The "freedom" of the old West, the  old mark   Nov-13-10 08:45 AM   #47 
  - Credit, saboteurs, collaborators and false hope of beating the odds.  Catherina   Nov-13-10 09:03 AM   #49 
  - A little of "All of the above"  hobbit709   Nov-13-10 09:06 AM   #50 
  - The lack of a dictatorship since the people clearly do not vote for it  stray cat   Nov-13-10 09:26 AM   #51 
  - Ignorance and Apathy  fascisthunter   Nov-13-10 09:30 AM   #52 
  - The electorate.  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-13-10 10:38 AM   #53 
  - 100 years of red baiting....  blindpig   Nov-13-10 11:37 AM   #54 
  - Too many have bought into the Horatio Alger bullshit myth.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-13-10 11:56 AM   #56 
  - Human nature.  Swede   Nov-13-10 12:01 PM   #57 
  - Race and Ethnicity  Kurt_and_Hunter   Nov-13-10 12:07 PM   #58 
  - Why? The right wing propaganda of Faux News, CNN and MSNBC. People are being systematically  earth mom   Nov-13-10 12:08 PM   #59 
  - America and the media that programs us  WillYourVoteBCounted   Nov-13-10 12:11 PM   #60 
  - Been watching "The Trap" series by Adam Curtis. Interesting perspectives  Overseas   Nov-13-10 12:19 PM   #61 
  - Americans are idiots, especially those calling a CORPORATIST like Barack Obama  Liberal_Stalwart71   Nov-13-10 12:23 PM   #62 
  - The country is not more progressive.  bluestate10   Nov-13-10 12:41 PM   #63 
  - Religion n/t  Holly_Hobby   Nov-13-10 12:51 PM   #64 
  - Reality... that is that most people are neither totally left nor totally right leaning  hansberrym   Nov-13-10 02:26 PM   #66 
  - America's right leg is shorter?  originalpckelly   Nov-13-10 02:32 PM   #67 
  - Endless media reports of the financial problems in Europe's social democracies.  sally cat   Nov-13-10 09:19 PM   #73 
  - Religion and The Senate.  Odin2005   Nov-13-10 09:23 PM   #75 
  - if i had to narrow it down to one thing, i'd say big business  Blue_Tires   Nov-13-10 09:27 PM   #76 
  - all the things you mention, plus  Skittles   Nov-13-10 09:29 PM   #77 
  - Our unwillingness to go all Khmer Rouge and break the back of the old culture.  JVS   Nov-13-10 09:34 PM   #79 
  - Greed and decades of propaganda?  JanMichael   Nov-13-10 09:41 PM   #80 
  - We need to close the propaganda gap  AlienGirl   Nov-15-10 04:16 AM   #98 
  - The US Constitution  kctim   Nov-14-10 01:09 AM   #82 
  - You're kidding right? Our government is vastly larger than the governments of all other developed  eridani   Nov-14-10 02:25 AM   #84 
     - Not kidding at all  kctim   Nov-14-10 11:19 PM   #93 
        - Conservative and rural people are tax parasites on urban areas  eridani   Nov-15-10 03:09 AM   #94 
           - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Nov-15-10 04:30 AM   #99 
           - I know all about the ratio  kctim   Nov-16-10 10:00 AM   #103 
  - The majority of Americans don't believe we have a right to other peoples assets simply because they  dkf   Nov-14-10 02:47 AM   #86 
  - Yes. They think that way until they find themselves disabled or widowed or taken out in a...  laughingliberal   Nov-15-10 04:38 AM   #100 
  - Capitalism mostly  ismnotwasm   Nov-14-10 02:52 AM   #87 
  - Puritanism and the American Dream  quaker bill   Nov-14-10 05:28 AM   #89 
  - All of the above. n/t  OneGrassRoot   Nov-14-10 04:42 PM   #91 
  - The left sees America as they would like it to be  strawberryfield   Nov-14-10 06:26 PM   #92 
  - I think people will wake up at some point. Not the way I wish it would happen but they will.  laughingliberal   Nov-15-10 04:52 AM   #101 
  - Bad timing: 1946, the Republicans won the House.  denem   Nov-15-10 03:19 AM   #95 
  - Belief in the metaphysical, education.  bluetrain   Nov-15-10 03:53 AM   #96 
  - Too much effective propaganda on the right, not enough on the left  AlienGirl   Nov-15-10 03:54 AM   #97 
  - radio and television  Scruffy1   Nov-15-10 05:34 AM   #102 
  - Because Republicans know that Americans can be frightened easily  NNN0LHI   Nov-16-10 10:13 AM   #104 
 

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