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Sat May 7, 2016, 03:46 PM

The End of The Democratic Party

Over at Counterpunch Robert Urie explains Charles Koch's endorsement of Hillary and why it spells doom for the Democratic Party:

As Bill Clinton, whose policies Mr. Koch preferred to those of George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have demonstrated— it is socially liberal Democrats who have been the better proponents of Wall Street’s neo-capitalist takeover precisely because they accomplish with stealth economic policies what Republicans attempt more straightforwardly through politics.

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As Charles Koch’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton suggests, Mrs. Clinton’s role is to keep the unwashed masses in their place, not to affect substantive political ‘change.’

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The question back for both Democrats and Republicans is: how responsible is it to put forward an ossified political order as the only choice in the face of its four decades of conspicuous political and economic failures? Hillary Clinton is the candidate of this failure— just ask Charles Koch.


[link:http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/06/hillary-clinton-and-the-end-of-the-democratic-party/|

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Meteor Man May 2016 OP
wendylaroux May 2016 #1
KoKo May 2016 #2
Meteor Man May 2016 #3
CentralCoaster May 2016 #19
vintx May 2016 #20
CentralCoaster May 2016 #22
Trust Buster May 2016 #4
99th_Monkey May 2016 #6
Meteor Man May 2016 #7
Meteor Man May 2016 #8
99th_Monkey May 2016 #5
JoePhilly May 2016 #9
COLGATE4 May 2016 #10
Joob May 2016 #11
jamese777 May 2016 #12
Meteor Man May 2016 #13
Cal33 May 2016 #14
Tarc May 2016 #15
Vote2016 May 2016 #16
MoonRiver May 2016 #17
silvershadow May 2016 #18
CorkySt.Clair May 2016 #21

Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 03:49 PM

1. I can't wait.

bye bye

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 03:51 PM

2. Link Please....Looks like an interesting read. n/t

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:00 PM

3. Link fixed

Thx.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Sat May 7, 2016, 10:01 PM

19. It is, isn't it?

 

Well stated, I was trying to articulate that in a reply yesterday.

Things like outsourcing and offshoring sold as a way to "raise a village", and the whole subprime mortgage mess to help people realize "the American Dream" were both supported by "compassionate" Democrats but were in reality designed to shift wealth to the 1% and destroy the middle class.

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #19)

Sat May 7, 2016, 10:05 PM

20. Off topic: Love that Hillary pic in your sig!

 

I am so stealing that

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Response to vintx (Reply #20)

Sat May 7, 2016, 10:12 PM

22. By all means, use it!

 

I stole it from someone else! We share, we Berners do!

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:12 PM

4. Charles Koch never endorsed Hillary. This is a lie.

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #4)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:17 PM

6. "It's possible' Clinton is preferable"

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #4)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:19 PM

7. Please read the article

I believe Rob Urie refers to a soft endorsement. The point is that DWS, Rahm and Hillary support policies favorable to the Koch brothers and financial racketeers.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #4)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:25 PM

8. Soft endorsement

Liberal incredulity at Charles Koch’s (Koch Bros.) recent (soft) endorsement of Hillary Clinton — assertions that is was either a non-sequitur or a ploy to discredit her, was to dismiss the endorsement without answering the question: what about Mrs. Clinton’s policies, or those of any other establishment Democrat for that matter, could inheritance babies, oil and gas industry magnates and long-term supporters of the radical Right like Mr. Koch possibly object to?

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:12 PM

5. Koch's endorsement, Jeb Bush's donors, Kissinger's her "mentor" .... what next?

 

Oh, I know ....maybe Cheney as her VP? ... or Bill Kristol as a policy advisor?

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:26 PM

9. Another RW fantasy.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #9)

Sat May 7, 2016, 04:48 PM

10. And not even a particularly interesting one. They are

really clutching at straws now.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:00 PM

11. First time voter, last time voting in this party.

if Bernie loses. It amazes me how much corruption is ignored simply because someone is a "Democrat" or their name is "Hillary"
Eh, whatever, hopefully Bernie can save this party, though it will be just as satisfying knowing I won't be in this party any longer if he loses. I won't have that guilt of being in a corrupt party.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:02 PM

12. One election

does not make or break a major political party. People have been predicting the demise of both political parties in any election cycle where they lose. They're both still around for 188 (Democrats) and 162 (Republicans) years respectively.

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Response to jamese777 (Reply #12)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:14 PM

13. Abraham Lincoln?

Yep. A single election is rather unimportant.

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Response to jamese777 (Reply #12)

Sat May 7, 2016, 05:21 PM

14. Why do you call it "one election" when the NeoCons have been in power for nearly

 

four decades -- beginning with Reagan?

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 07:04 PM

15. Koch did not endorse Hillary, nor would she ever accept it if she did

Starting off with a lie renders the rest of the post irrelevant.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 07:11 PM

16. Now we have a right-wing Demopublican party and a far right RepubliTea Party. FDR must be proud.

 

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 07:31 PM

17. Trash thread. Meh, this might as well be Freeperville.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2016, 09:53 PM

18. I said right here on DU, many months ago, that DWS and HRC were determined to

 

snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It certainly has turned out to be just that, so far...Not looking forward to the next many months. I won't breathe easy until it's all over...and maybe not even then.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #18)

Sat May 7, 2016, 10:06 PM

21. You and hundreds of others here

 

Most of whom have zero in the way of political instincts. Sanders may be right on most of the issues but his followers are utterly clueless about politics.

So yeah, not really that impressed with your predictions.

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