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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Third Way

I have no idea what the Third Way thinks it's doing.

The DLC/Third Way trend made sense back when the Democrats needed to change their message to win national elections.  But post-Iraq, post-recession, the Democrats have the more popular message.  Not to mention if the Third Way wants to influence Democrats, dismissing arguably the most popular voice in the Democratic party right now is not going to win them many friends.

Democrats very much should be as pro-business as they can be.  But being pro-millionaires is less of a winning message for them.  Hiking the Social Security tax to pay for more benefits is a winner both politically and on policy grounds.

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