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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Here's an example of a Republican who was elected even though he wasn't well-known and even though his views were basically the same as his incumbent Democratic opponent.

    GOP Car Salesman With No Money Knocks Off Previously Untouchable Dem


    No, this election wasn't some big statement about the defeat of liberalism. It was just, six years into a president's term of office, voters voting against the incumbent party. Has happened before, will happen again.

    And as mentioned earlier in this thread - with low voter turnout (36.3%) this means just over 20% of the voters "rejected" the incumbent party. I would assume no one on this thread would jump to some sweeping conclusion based on that limited set of data.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Liberalism rejected? No ... liberalism in the classic sense is nearly (or perhaps fully now?) extinct. Progressive policies were rejected in this mid-term as the road those policies lead the American people are not satisfactory.
    Let's hope this is a trend.

    "Liberalism" and "Progressivism", both once noble terms reflecting noble causes, have been usurped by the left and have come to mean a return to the Big Government, well known throughout the historical world as allowing few individual freedoms. Only Conservatives want to preserve those individual freedoms millions have fought for over the centuries and which the leftists now take for granted.

    Now these once noble 'Leftists' and "Progressives", who will clearly accept government lies and intrusions as a means to their end, have to be confronted and, hopefully, stopped. Certainly, at a minimum, they have to be better educated in history and how powerful governments have seldom led to the advancement and freedom of anyone except for those who happen to be in power. It seems, given their history, that many would actually prefer a dictator.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpn View Post
    So...the GOP should have no trouble overturning Obamacare? Explode the deficit by slashing taxes on the already rich (see, e.g., Kansas, state of)? Gutting Medicare and Social Security? Banning abortions and contraception? Stripping the EPA of all power and returning it to the tender mercies of Exxon/Mobile?

    I guess we'll see.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Liberalism was defeated I don't know you could refute that. Almost every Liberal Democrat was defeated.
    Judging from the last couple decades or so, they'll be back in about 10 years after the Republicans **** things up in their own style.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Judging from the last couple decades or so, they'll be back in about 10 years after the Republicans **** things up in their own style.
    When Democrats **** things up, it's usually done in a sad and meandering way that slowly leaves your soul grayer and bleaker. But Republicans know how to **** things up with panache. When they **** up, it's worthy of a Michael Bay movie with a Black Sabbath soundtrack. Credit where credit's due.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Liberalism was defeated along with it's condescending 'smartest in the room', 'smarter than you' attitude.

    No one likes to be lied to. No one.
    No one likes to be called stupid. No one.
    No one likes to be conned. No one.

    This will likely hang around the 2016 Democratic campaigners necks like a milestone, as it should.

    If the liberalism ideas are so smart and so good, why is it that the only way to get them passed is to lie about them and obfuscate them?
    Don't the smartest ideas generally get more support and not less?
    Absolutely they do. That's why the Germans made the right call in 1932, the Russians made the right call in 1917, the Americans made the right call in 2004, the Iranians made the right call in 1979, etc. Argumentum ad populum is by far the best way to prove the validity of a point!
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Absolutely they do. That's why the Germans made the right call in 1932, the Russians made the right call in 1917, the Americans made the right call in 2004, the Iranians made the right call in 1979, etc. Argumentum ad populum is by far the best way to prove the validity of a point!
    If I'm reading your post correctly, you were, or are, in support of these regimes that came to rise these dates and times?
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    If I'm reading your post correctly, you were, or are, in support of these regimes that came to rise these dates and times?
    No.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    If I'm reading your post correctly, you were, or are, in support of these regimes that came to rise these dates and times?
    It's a sad day when one almost has to insert #sarcasm tags or something similar to make it so obvious. But hey, Poe's Law.
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