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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:40 AM

1. Truman was spot-on.

This quote often gets truncated, but the whole thing is necessary to understand its full implications:

I've seen it happen time after time. When the Democratic candidate allows himself to be put on the defensive and starts apologizing for the New Deal and the fair Deal, and says he really doesn't believe in them, he is sure to lose. The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat, and I don't want any phony Democratic candidates in this campaign.


When, in a modern republic like the United States, the center-left party is seen as a defender of the status quo, Republicans win, according to Truman. What the present article shows, is that fascism erupts when the center-left party no longer is seen as the defender of the people. That's exactly the position that the 3rd Way Democrats have put us in.

k&r for exposure.


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