Saturday, April 26, 2008

THE DEMOCRATS' PROBLEM

5 Comments:

At April 26, 2008 9:46 PM, Anonymous wellbasically said...

The progressive instincts of Democrats clash with their policies. For instance, Democrats for years said that people in the US ought to pay more for gas like those Europeans. However high gas prices have a regressive impact, so they hurt the low income people the most.

 
At April 27, 2008 11:39 AM, Blogger Lars said...

Well, Al Gore won the popular vote but had the election stolen.

 
At April 27, 2008 1:38 PM, Anonymous wellbasically said...

If Gore was so great, why didn't he win by 10 points? Because he had no real answer to the economic problems of 2000, and his climate change policies were going to be a drag on the economy.

 
At April 28, 2008 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well we have three psudo-progressives weighing in with the same BS as always. The problem is that we have a class war in this country no matter how much you want to deny it and it runs along all racial and gender lines.

The working class has no use for the upper middle and the upper middle class treats the working class with disdain and condescension.

Chris M

 
At April 28, 2008 11:03 AM, Blogger Lars said...

Chris M,

My point was not to argue that Al Gore would have been a great president, that is unknowable. The article that Sam posted speaks to the unpopularity of democrats in national elections saying that Carter was the last Democrat to win the popular vote outright. Al Gore did the same, but did not assume the presidency due to malfeasance.

 

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