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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-08-13 11:35 PM
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4. Conservative. No neocon or neoliberal about it.
Edited on Sun Sep-08-13 11:40 PM by No Elephants
Neo cons were liberals who decided to become conservatives, so they switched parties from Dem to Rethug.

Neoliberal is another name for New Democrats, who are conservatives, except that they are somewhat to the right of Republican conservatives on issues of reproductive choice and LGBT rights.

I would add race to that, but I am actually not sure how liberal they even are on race, although they love the votes. And, even then... The SCOTUS struck down the voting rights bill not very long ago on the ground that Congress has not looked at new evidence in decades.

Congress clearly has Constitutional power (Amendment 15) to enact voting rights legislation. A bill based on new evidence would survive scrutiny. So, what's in the works on that count in Congress right now? Anything? Hyde Amendment (reproductive choice) also survived during the brief period when Democrats strongly controlled both House of Congress and the White House.

Anyhoo, IMO, the words neocon and neoliberal disguise reality. Because of those words, all the bad crap is getting blamed indirectly on liberals, when neither neocons nor neoliberals were liberal at the time they did the bad things. Obama is not a neoliberal or a neocon or a liberal of any kind. He's a conservative. Well, in truth, I don't know what the man is. He governs as a conservative. That's all I can say for certain.
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