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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    No, the election wasn't a repudiation of liberalism, but the result of an essentially nonexistent campaign by the Democrats, a refusal to stand by the president and own any successes, resulting in a predictable low turnout by Democrat voters. Republican voters were energized this election in the same way they weren't in 2012.
    Also well said!

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    That's the spin from the left. The problem with that is that the polls that were done at election time say even those who stayed home believed America was on the wrong track.
    But saying that America is on the wrong track is not the same thing as rejecting liberalism. Many of those that stayed home probably believe that he hasn't been liberal enough. We should have a much clearer picture in another week or two when more detailed exit polling results are available.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So basically what liberals did was make everyone pay for other peoples path out of poverty and by doing so has actually reduced poverty rates.
    Sure, look at it that way. Does it bother you? I know. Terrible ideas a society where people are helped by collectivist idea. I'm sure we should go back to the individualist ideals of the FFs. No poverty in those days.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    The blame Obama because of his liberal policies
    Some of us do but I think many Americans want to have their cake and eat it too so they want a good economy AND socialist policies. Oil and water I know but that is what they want

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Sure, look at it that way. Does it bother you? I know. Terrible ideas a society where people are helped by collectivist idea. I'm sure we should go back to the individualist ideals of the FFs. No poverty in those days.
    Yes, it bothers me. Taking my property against my will and using it towards other peoples needs and desires bothers me.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I imagine people would be upset but nothing major would happen.


    Since it's not going to happen we're not going to find out what would happen.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, it bothers me. Taking my property against my will and using it towards other peoples needs and desires bothers me.
    Well, I'm sure you'd rather live in a society rife with poverty and social inequality. I've read more books than you on the matter, and really consider the alternative of social programs to be far worse. I don't even need the majority to agree with me on the subject. It's pretty obvious from looking at governments when these programs don't exist that social programs serve a net benefit that is far more important than your irrelevant sense of what you should be paid.
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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Minimum wage increases passed; anti-fracking measures passed; no, liberalism wasn't rejected. Six years through Pres. Obama's term, people voted for whoever the other party was, even when some of those candidates were very strange. Has happened before, will happen again.
    That is a very simplistic view of what happened. The electorate sent a very clear message. Pretending they didn't will only guarantee a repeat of that same message in 2016

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well, I'm sure you'd rather live in a society rife with poverty and social inequality. I've read more books than you on the matter, and really consider the alternative of social programs to be far worse. I don't even need the majority to agree with me on the subject. It's pretty obvious from looking at governments when these programs don't exist that social programs serve a net benefit that is far more important than your irrelevant sense of what you should be paid.
    Oh, so my property rights are irrelevant? So instead of coming up with an idea that doesn't abuse people to help others it's best to just say my property rights are irrelevant because people need help. Yeah, **** that. Tell me again, why is issuing violence onto people to help others justified behavior? Go on, tell me.

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    Re: Was liberalism rejected in the midterms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, it bothers me.
    Taking my property against my will and using it towards other peoples needs and desires bothers me
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    The USA isn't the only country on planet Earth that does this, It's going on all over this planet.

    I doubt that it will stop anytime soon.

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