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    Cliff
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    http://www.alternet.org/news/146965/...ocial_progress
    "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All Social
    Progress"
    "You name it, the right has opposed it: civil rights, school desegregation,
    women's rights, labor organizing, the minimum wage, LGBT rights, welfare,
    immigrant rights. "
    [
    May 23, 2010 As much as they may grumble, there is a legitimate reason why the
    Republicans have been labeled the Party of No. For decades, the partys
    kneejerk stance has been to oppose any legislation or policy involving social,
    economic or political progress.

    You name it, the right has opposed it: civil rights, school desegregation,
    womens rights, labor organizing, the minimum wage, social security, LGBT
    rights, welfare, immigrant rights, public education, reproductive rights,
    Medicare, Medicaid. And through the years the right invoked hysterical rhetoric
    in opposition, predicting that implementing any such policies would result in
    the end-of-family-free-enterprise-God-America on the one hand, and the
    imposition of atheism-socialism-Nazism on the other.

    Republicans are obstructionist for one simple reason: its a winning strategy.
    Opposing progressive policies allows the right to actualize the ideals that both
    motivate and define their base. Rightist ideologies are not without
    sophistication, but right-wing politicians and media figures boil them down to a
    crude Manichean dualism to mobilize supporters based on group difference: good
    versus evil, us versus them. By demonizing and scapegoating politically marginal
    groups, the right is able to define real Americans, who are good, versus those
    defined as parasites, illegitimate and internal threats, who are evil.
    ......
    Sara Diamond neatly summarizes the politics behind the rights obstructionism in
    her book, Roads To Dominion. She writes, To be right-wing means to support the
    state in its capacity as enforcer of order and to oppose the state as
    distributor of wealth and power downward and more equitably in society.
    (emphasis in original) These principles, in turn, flow from four interrelated
    political philosophies that animate the modern right: militarism, neoliberalism,
    traditionalism and white supremacism.
    .....
    ]



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    Hachiroku $B%O%A%m%/(B
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    On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:

    > "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    > Social
    > Progress"


    You spelled "Socialism" wrong.




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    Hachiroku $B%O%A%m%/(B
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    Default Re: Party of No

    On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:

    > "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    > Social
    > Progress"


    You spelled "Socialism" wrong.




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    JoeSpareBedroom
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    Default Re: Party of No

    "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote in message
    news:diCKn.74930$0M5.59856@newsfe07.iad...
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >
    > You spelled "Socialism" wrong.



    Your mom is a socialist and she likes it.



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    JoeSpareBedroom
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    Default Re: Party of No

    "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote in message
    news:diCKn.74930$0M5.59856@newsfe07.iad...
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >
    > You spelled "Socialism" wrong.



    Your mom is a socialist and she likes it.



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    Sid9
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    Default Re: Party of No


    "Hachiroku ハチ*ク" <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote in message
    news:diCKn.74930$0M5.59856@newsfe07.iad...
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >
    > You spelled "Socialism" wrong.
    >
    >
    >

    ..
    ..
    You only know Limbo's definition of Socialism.

    Where was Limbo today, anyway?



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    Sid9
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    "Hachiroku ハチ*ク" <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote in message
    news:diCKn.74930$0M5.59856@newsfe07.iad...
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >
    > You spelled "Socialism" wrong.
    >
    >
    >

    ..
    ..
    You only know Limbo's definition of Socialism.

    Where was Limbo today, anyway?



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    Conscience
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    On 2010-05-24 14:35:05 -0700, Hachiroku ハチ*ク <Trueno@e86.GTS> said:

    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >
    > You spelled "Socialism" wrong.


    Whatever you want to call it, this "president" is hell-bent on
    destroying our country and giving away our sovereignty.


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    Jeff Strickland
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    Default Re: Party of No


    "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote in message
    news:diCKn.74930$0M5.59856@newsfe07.iad...
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >


    Just because it's called progressive does not mean it's progress.

    Republicans believe you have no right to demand anything, Democrats believe
    they have a right to demand everything.

    What's mine is mine. That's Republican.

    What's yours is mine too, that's Democrat.

    Republicans would teach people to fish so they can collect their own food.
    Democrats drain the lake so people look to them for the fish.




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    Jeff Strickland
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    Default Re: Party of No


    "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote in message
    news:diCKn.74930$0M5.59856@newsfe07.iad...
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 16:37:30 -0400, Cliff wrote:
    >
    >> "Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All
    >> Social
    >> Progress"

    >


    Just because it's called progressive does not mean it's progress.

    Republicans believe you have no right to demand anything, Democrats believe
    they have a right to demand everything.

    What's mine is mine. That's Republican.

    What's yours is mine too, that's Democrat.

    Republicans would teach people to fish so they can collect their own food.
    Democrats drain the lake so people look to them for the fish.




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