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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:59 PM
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Our silence ("our" meaning, the Democrats)


The Left Should Reclaim 'Freedom'
The Right was wrong about FDR too.

By THOMAS FRANK


There are few things in politics more annoying than the right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word "freedom" that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all.

Equally annoying is the silence of Democratic Party leaders on the subject. They spend their careers hearing this fatuous argument from the other side, but challenging conservatism's claim to freedom seems to be beyond their powers. Or beneath their dignity. Or something.

Today they're paying for that high-mindedness. While Democrats fussed with the details of health-care reforms, conservatives spent months telling the nation that the real issue is freedom, that what's on the line is American liberty itself.

Continued here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304...



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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:17 PM
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1. Dems don't organize, use talking points or frame the debate
they just expect the rest of America to be much smarter than it is and to see through the spin and soundbites, which it doesn't for the most part. I doubt that will ever change.
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