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Love Thy Neighbor: Enemy Love

An Easter message

How did most people here react to Hillary voting for that Bankruptcy Bill as a Senator?

Those of you who were here, do you remember? Just curious.


edit: And since people are already selling her excuses, rationalizations, justifications, etc - don't waste your time. I'm sure we've all heard them before and those of us who (for whatever reason) believe Hillary will continue to do so, and those of us who believe otherwise will continue to do so.

Hearing Hillary's excuses again is not what I'm asking this for.

| want to know how the majority of the people posting here reacted at that time. That's what I'm curious about. ('m also curious if any people who were furious then are magically accepting of her rationalizations now that she's THE REAL DEMOCRAT[sup]TM[/sup].)

Do we all recognize that the major parties in this country have shifted DRASTICALLY to the right

especially over the past few decades?

And that being the case, do we all recognize that the terms 'centrist' and 'moderate' as labels are, at best, misleading?

And due to these facts, anyone calling themselves a centrist or a moderate today is actually a republican?

And therefore, referring to Hillary or those who champion her policies (which includes a LOT of "real democrats" in congress) as not just 'republican lite' but actually 'republican' is factually (though not technically) correct?

Thoughts?

This sick twisted two-party system is using semantics to shift us ever rightward and it is sad to see people treating politics like a football game because it only aids in their agenda.

About the New Deal (Edited: Found & added something like what I remembered)

I have been told that the Democratic party only adopted the planks which were the foundation of the New Deal after losing a lot of votes to the Populist party.

I have not been able to find any background on this recently, though I am pretty sure I had found something on it before. I was curious if anyone here is familiar with the evolution of the New Deal. Any information would be appreciated.



UPDATE:

Found it!

"Many of liberalism's most important ideas were lifted from these movements. Indeed, Milton Friedman has been heard to describe Thomas's Socialist Party as having been "the most influential party in the history of this country," as every one of its 1928 platform planks had later been enacted." (Friedman was referring to the fact that the New Deal Democrats had borrowed rather liberally from Thomas, just as Woodrow Wilson had borrowed from borrowed from Eugene Debs's Socialists, and Democrats under Williams Jennings Bryan had taken ideas from the Populist Party.)

from Why We're Liberals: A Handbook for Restoring America's Most Important Ideals - Eric Alterman


Hillary Clinton: Republican for President, Redux (Documentary)

I keep seeing these 'daily news bin' stories so I did a little looking...

Apparently it's not a real news site, more like a pro-Hillary blog.

http://beingbutmen.blogspot.com/2015/11/today-tim-martyn-from-web-site-daily.html


Sad, really.

If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.




Better example? Good.

Please feel free to add examples below. There are plenty.

This is why I am #StillSanders

Media disparages Bernie Sanders' pro-gay rights record


Latinos frustrated at being overlooked in Hollywood - BBC News

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