From Canto Talk: The Democrats are really socialists now
That’s right. There is no real difference, and that is not a good path to national election for the Democrats.
President Clinton tried to move the party to the center. He worked with the GOP to pass welfare reform and signed free trade agreements like NAFTA. Clinton understood that the party had gone too far to the left and was losing the middle class.
Perhaps V.P. Biden can put the party back in the middle. At the same time, how can he please the Sanders vote if he does that?
Not long ago, the left mocked the GOP as the party of old guys clinging to their guns and the 10th Amendment.
It looks like the Democrats are the party of old guys (and ladies) clinging to the Great Society and their Woodstock LPs.
In 2008 Hillary Clinton, for all her flaws, was correct about Obama’s inexperience, his softness on terror, his connections with unsavory individuals, and inability to appeal to working, hard-working white males. Obama won despite failing to receive the majority of the white male vote:
Along with Sarah Palin, Hillary at least deserves some credit for exposing Obama for the wealth spreader and Islamic sympathizer that he is. We can poke fun about her email server and pantsuits, but I would rather have Hillary as president than Sanders, and many on the right would also agree Hillary is the lesser of two evils. Bernie Sanders wants to spread your wealth through regulation, entitlement spending, and taxes to those who did nothing to earn it.
The welfare liberals like Sanders want to cling to to the ‘old era’ of overpaid jobs that don’t create enough economic value, whereas some on the right understand that the economy is changing in way where productivity and quantifiable results have precedence over wages and benefits.