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Exactly. And I recall very well Michael Moore saying the same things in 2000 about his "disgust" with the Clinton administration and Al Gore. After all, Clinton/Gore deregulated banking, chopped big holes in the social safety net, facilitated media concentration, and so on. So the correct strategy was clearly to sit out the election. After all, what could go wrong? And, clearly, after 4 years of the right, the public would be anxious to move radically left.

This theory has been repeatedly advocated and tested over the last century. Somehow it always ends up with the right further entrenched in power, more misery, more structural impediments to real change and weaker left.

by rootless2 on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 07:42:53 AM EST
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