What if You Held a Class War and No One Showed Up?

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    What if You Held a Class War and No One Showed Up?


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    Today is one of those days where I hardly know how to react to things anymore. Part of me shrugs at this stuff: politics is politics. Of course Republicans are going to call a Democratic president a failure. What else would they do?


    But then, for about the thousandth time, my mind wanders over the past ten years. Republicans got the tax cuts they wanted. They got the financial deregulation they wanted. They got the wars they wanted. They got the unfunded spending increases they wanted. And the results were completely, unrelentingly disastrous. A decade of sluggish growth and near-zero wage increases. A massive housing bubble. Trillions of dollars in war spending and thousands of American lives lost. A financial collapse. A soaring long-term deficit. Sky-high unemployment. All on their watch and all due to policies they eagerly supported. And worse: ever since the predictable results of their recklessness came crashing down, they've rabidly and nearly unanimously opposed every single attempt to dig ourselves out of the hole they created for us.


    But despite the fact that this is all recent history, it's treated like some kind of dreamscape. No one talks about it. Republicans pretend it never happened. Fox News insists that what we need is an even bigger dose of the medicine we got in the aughts, and this is, inexplicably, treated seriously by the rest of the press corps instead of being laughed at. As a result, guys like Marco Rubio have a free hand to insist that Obama — Obama! The guy who rescued the banking system, bailed out GM, and whose worst crime against the rich is a desire to increase their income tax rate 4.6 percentage points! — is a "left-wing strong man" engaged in brutal class warfare against the wealthy. And Rubio does it without blinking. Hell, he probably even believes it.
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    Rubio is a punk.
     
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    So, no blame at all for the Dems, huh? I assume you have no pretentions of being unbiased.
     
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    Spell out that blame - be specific.
     
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    D. E. M. O. C. R. A. T. S.
    Democrats.
     
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    Why bother? You will not accept it anyway.
     
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    From the vague and generally off topic replies from the left lately one thing is obvious:
    Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" must have finally been released in an audio version.
     
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    f.a.i.l.


    fail
     
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    :coffee:
     
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    So that would be a NO?
     

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