On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Wojtek S <wsoko52 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My comment about Democrats was snark, of course. But my point that
> the US pro-business government-bashing political rhetorics well
> resonates with the great majority of the US population was not. As I
> argued earlier on this list, if someone run for a national office on a
> left-of-the center liberal or social democratic platform, he/she would
> get about 22% of the popular votes (if that) - as the survey results I
> posted seem to suggest. From that point of view, criticizing
> Democrats that they are not liberal enough is groundless - they know
> the sentiments of the great majority of the electorate and gauge their
> standing accordingly, while ignoring the tiny liberal minority. Doing
> otherwise is assured political suicide in this country.
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Alan Rudy <alan.rudy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Wojtek S <wsoko52 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> [WS:] It seems that most Americans believe in flat earth economics.
>>> In this light, Obama's administration should be admired for their
>>> heroic stand against the idiocy of the American popular "wisdom."
>> You mean because, about twice a year, they make staggeringly mild defenses
>> of rationalizing reductions in social spending as a counter to right wing
>> insanity, all the while moving further and further towards the insane cuts
>> approach refusing even to listen to utterly mainstream economists like
>> Krugman and policy wonks like Reich? And because, they claim to make
>> reductions in military expenditures when all they are doing is making the
>> most minor reductions in rates of increased military expenditures? You gotta
>> be kidding me. Or maybe your comment was snark...?
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