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The Search for a Progressive Reagan
We’re still waiting.

Politico, by Chrystia Freeland

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Posted By:chicodon, 7/16/2014 8:06:16 AM

What do a lesbian grandmother in Ontario, an extreme conservative professor of economics in Virginia, a right-wing politician in England who admires Putin and an Italian-American municipal politician from Brooklyn have in common? This isn’t the first line of a weak Borscht-Belt-style gag. It is a string of recent examples from both sides of the Atlantic of politicians who have understood that the post-2008 political environment is dramatically different from the era that preceded it. The leaders—on both left and right—who figure out how to take advantage of these altered circumstances will be the ones who win. Barack Obama was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: misterdickens, 7/16/2014 8:21:06 AM     (No. 9926888)

Complete fantasy, IMO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 7/16/2014 8:31:47 AM     (No. 9926903)

"We´re", Chrystia?
Really?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/16/2014 8:54:06 AM     (No. 9926927)

Out of the frying pan and into the fire?
I don´t think so sweetheart.
This Freeland person is a fruitcake, but unfortunately she has a lot of company.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 7/16/2014 9:02:33 AM     (No. 9926939)

Progressive Reagan...Oxymoro

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 7/16/2014 9:02:50 AM     (No. 9926940)

Progressive Reagan...Oxymoron

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 7/16/2014 9:13:28 AM     (No. 9926969)

I almost stopped reading at the first paragraph since she used "extreme" and "right-wing" for conservatives but no adjectives for her examples on the left.

David Brat is not "extreme" if you follow what he says. He´s just not a toady for Wall Street.

The rest of the article isn´t bad. It says the country wants smart government and certainly not more government.

Of course, it credits BH0 with foresight without mentioning the catastrophe of the last year of W (created by Nancy/Dingy/Soros). Now we know BH0 was just an empty suit which was packaged well and there was nothing there in terms of leadership or administrative talent.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/16/2014 9:22:43 AM     (No. 9926993)

Reagan was for MORE Freedom, Progressive (Communist) are for more enslavement.

There will never be a Progressive Reagan.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 7/16/2014 10:17:13 AM     (No. 9927112)

Took the word out of my mouth #5. "Progressive" my foot. Regressive, repressive and oppressive, against individual liberty...they have it in Obama. Obama stands for what they stand for and it is not at all turning out the way their delusional minds think is should so they look to double down. Watch out for the witch Warren for they will shift their focus to their new "savior".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 7/16/2014 11:44:53 AM     (No. 9927236)

The author does a fairly good job of summarizing what happened between the end of WWII and Ronald Reagan´s election. Yet, she fails to see the connection between the steady expansion of the "progressive" agenda and the onset of "stagflation".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/16/2014 3:41:06 PM     (No. 9927532)

I though Barry was GOD to Libs...so how is that working out for ya?

MORONS!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/16/2014 5:29:44 PM     (No. 9927658)

More Conservative denial. Like Obama, Ms Freeland is dismissed as stupid, a fantastist, etc. In the meantime, today, the "incompetent" President is dancing rings around the Republicans who control the House but complain they have no power - they can´t even make a deal for immigration reform championed by the US Chamber of Commerce.

What Freeland is saying is more correct than anyone would like to acknowledge. The Libs have no transformational figure like Ronald Reagan, but look at the "progress" made by "failure" Obama - "Affordable Care", open borders and resettlement of millions, a stranglehold on fossil fuels and their emissions, and on and on. Not that "Compassionate Conservatives" didn´t super-spend eight years trying the same themselves.

Freeland´s error is not understanding that regulation and the "public servants" employed by regulation and inspection provide an economic negative as earned money is made to flow to rapacious governments from local to federal, all trying new methods to rip off its citizens to support more of itself. The "secular economy" collapsed because the politicians overheated nearly every sector with incentives including tax breaks and nearly free money to avoid "recession". Had Bush survived a few more months, he´d have been a hero, too. Sixteen years of monetary and economic toomfoolery collapsed just a few months early.

Meanwhile the government goes deeper in debt to finance wars it will not win, and decades-long occupations it cannot end maintaining a military it holds in political check. Security is an endless mantra designed to create "heroes" and pick pockets for bigger and better ways of enslaving citizens too willing to surrender liberty for safety. Sovereignty a quaint nation since "The New World Order" increasingly asserted itself.

Although it can´t happen here, somehow we have the government we deserve...along with the 47% taking government cheese.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 7/16/2014 8:48:00 PM     (No. 9927908)

If you think Obama is a lightweight, check out Canada´s progressive wannabe, Justin Turdo. Now, thaaaat´s stupid done up correctly.

He personally chose Freeland as one of his premier nitwits and she left her [horizontal] position as a New York hangaround to be parachuted into a safe electoral seat in Toronto, that New York wannabe of the north.

Check out:

http://blogs.canoe.ca/lilleyspad/contributor-columns/column-levant-the-truth-on-trudeaus-star-candidate/

for a look at the background of a real "tipping point" airhead.

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