Listen, Liberal! by Thomas Frank (The Democratic Party Abandoned "the People" for the Affluent and Upper Middle Class)

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    Jun 16, 2016 2:24 AM GMT
    I heard part of an NPR segment then found this when I got home:

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    Jun 17, 2016 1:50 AM GMT
    At 13 minutes: Obama didn't change course given Wall Street 2009.
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    Jun 17, 2016 2:06 AM GMT
    At 13 minutes: Obama didn't change course given Wall Street 2009.

    Also see 28 minutes forward for a little.
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    Jul 12, 2016 6:28 PM GMT
    There is one (horrifying) theme in Listen Liberal. It is that the Democratic Party has betrayed its natural constituency of labor, and is constantly trying (and succeeding) to outrun Republicans by doing more damage to the social structure than Republicans profess, thus stealing their thunder. “It has become Democratic thinking that the common people are at last being treated as they deserve to be.” They do it with “professionals”. Frank has filled this entire book with evidence of this one point.

    Thomas Frank clearly spells out why the Democratic Party leaders have abandoned the middle class and poor. It's shameful and shocking.

    The Democrats would win nearly every national election if they stayed with the traditional FDR coalition of blue collar workers, women, unions, minorities and middle class.

    Sadly, as Frank points out. The Clinton faction speaks populist and governs republican. This book is a solid but heartbreaking read.
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    Jul 12, 2016 6:36 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidThere is one (horrifying) theme in Listen Liberal. It is that the Democratic Party has betrayed its natural constituency of labor, and is constantly trying (and succeeding) to outrun Republicans by doing more damage to the social structure than Republicans profess, thus stealing their thunder. “It has become Democratic thinking that the common people are at last being treated as they deserve to be.” They do it with “professionals”. Frank has filled this entire book with evidence of this one point.

    Thomas Frank clearly spells out why the Democratic Party leaders have abandoned the middle class and poor. It's shameful and shocking.

    The Democrats would win nearly every national election if they stayed with the traditional FDR coalition of blue collar workers, women, unions, minorities and middle class.

    Sadly, as Frank points out. The Clinton faction speaks populist and governs republican. This book is a solid but heartbreaking read.
    This is just valid proof that the democrats are just as much the party of big, corporate business as the republicans. Both major parties are no damned goodicon_mad.gif The Wicked Witch of Wall Street, Hillary is only running for President to further her own self aggrandizementicon_mad.gif