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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I already showed unemployment from 1947-2013, so yeah, I beat you to the punch. I even went a step further and showed unemployment from 1890-2009. Did you notice what unemployment was before the new deal? You didn't, did you?
    Are you bothered because your narrative of poverty isn't really the truth? Uneducated rates through the roof, starvation a real issue depending on the economy, black poverty rate at 87%? Yep. Sounds like a time you'd love.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    He's right though. Poverty had been dropping at a rate of roughly 1% per year for the 2 decades before the lefts war on poverty. Since then its pretty much held steady, and we still have the bloated bureaucracy that defines success as the number of people who need govt cheese.
    You do realize that the drop puts it squarely within a period of time where poverty was affected by the New Deal? What do you people think the New Deal was? A non-social program? It's almost like you argue that the largest social program ever created in this country had no effect on poverty.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    I'm curious about this statement. I like FDR's policies. I like the safety net, which has become so much more important as labor unions are eviscerated and as incomes don't keep up with productivity. But is this why he did it?

    I do agree all of us - men or women - feel lousy if we can't provide for our families. It's a piece of our self-esteem. But hopefully people have other things to fall back on in tough times. Being kind to strangers, for example. Having artistic talent, for another.

    Anyway, probably should be taken to a different thread. Just found your comment interesting.
    Greetings, paddymcdougall.

    I read that in a book about him, and knowing how much my grandparents thought of him, it seemed likely that it was true. He filled a need at the time, and people appreciated him for that. I have also read that it was WW2 that finally ended the Great Depression, which is probably true, but his actions in the interim gave people hope that everything would be okay, and they trusted him, and I like that.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do realize that the drop puts it squarely within a period of time where poverty was affected by the New Deal? What do you people think the New Deal was? A non-social program? It's almost like you argue that the largest social program ever created in this country had no effect on poverty.
    Its had very little, and for many reasons.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    I don't see the midterms as a repudiation of liberalism, per se, but simply just a repudiation of how things are currently going.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its had very little, and for many reasons.
    LMAO. Now you've definitely lost all credibility. First, you argue that 8,000 deaths per year and sectarian violence = peaceful period. Now, you argue that people getting divorced creates more poverty. That's proven wrong by Fletch's argument that poverty has remained static. Yep, it's like you guys have no coherent arguments left and all you want to argue - against every indicator - is that the left is bad because the overwhelming majority of people aren't anywhere as poor they were before these social programs came into existence.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Are you bothered because your narrative of poverty isn't really the truth? Uneducated rates through the roof, starvation a real issue depending on the economy, black poverty rate at 87%? Yep. Sounds like a time you'd love.
    I would love to know how you define educated.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    LMAO. Now you've definitely lost all credibility. First, you argue that 8,000 deaths per year and sectarian violence = peaceful period. Now, you argue that people getting divorced creates more poverty. That's proven wrong by Fletch's argument that poverty has remained static. Yep, it's like you guys have no coherent arguments left and all you want to argue - against every indicator - is that the left is bad because the overwhelming majority of people aren't anywhere as poor they were before these social programs came into existence.
    You are arguing against men of straw here. Try harder.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If only his policies were especially liberal.
    Like Obamacare, killing keystone, killing the coal industry, imposing more and more regulation on the banking industry, no drilling on federal lands, Obama and his open border policy, etc etc. if you don't think his policies are a liberal failure, wait for the GOP to pass legislation that is not liberal.
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    Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
    Obama's legacy - President Donald Trump

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You are arguing against men of straw here. Try harder.
    He said something about marriage to me earlier to mock a view I never presented. What in the hell is that about?

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