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The coming right wing takeover, thanks to the left. (The Trump thread we need?)

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Re: The coming right wing takeover, thanks to the left. (The Trump thread we need?)

Postby rowland » 28 Jun 2016, 20:51

I'm sure I trust the NYT to define the term "far right" but whatever...

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/up ... 0&referer=

The power of these issues was evident in the British referendum Thursday evening as the votes were counted. The result in Sunderland — long a Labour stronghold, which voted 62 percent to “Leave” — was the first clear sign of the final outcome.

In the end, many of Labour’s traditional working-class strongholds in old industries across northern England voted for “Brexit.” (The last deep coal mine in the country closed last year in North Yorkshire, in northern England.)

“Remain” did better than the Labour Party normally does in the establishment-friendly, traditionally Conservative and more affluent countryside of southern England, let alone in the Conservative seats of London, but not by enough.

The same story unfolded in the recent Austrian elections. The far right won working-class areas that sided with the Social Democrats a decade earlier. Similar patterns show up in Denmark and Germany, with the center-left doing better in cosmopolitan metropolitan areas and with populists gaining in former leftist strongholds.

The result is familiar to Americans: an electorate split between the well-educated, diverse and cosmopolitan metropolitan areas connected to the global economy and the older, less educated, former industrial regions that haven’t benefited from globalization.

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But in much the same way that immigration and nationalism proved to be more persuasive to the more secular European working class, European-style populism — now embodied by Donald Trump — could do additional damage to the Democrats in many parts of the United States.
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Re: The coming right wing takeover, thanks to the left. (The Trump thread we need?)

Postby rowland » 27 Jul 2016, 00:35

A bit late for apologies...

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Big government is for those who can't handle freedom. Political correctness is for those who can't handle reality.

Gun-free zones are where the gun violence happens. Ban gun-free zones before many more get killed. Also, gun violence in Europe is as bad as in US, and getting worse.

The most bigoted people in the world insist that they are the most open-minded, the cruelest people in the world insist that they are the most compassionate, and the most illogical insist that they are the most logical.

Just because Al Gore says there's a planetary emergency doesn't mean there's a planetary emergency. And just because somebody says it's science doesn't mean it's science.
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Re: The coming right wing takeover, thanks to the left. (The Trump thread we need?)

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 27 Jul 2016, 07:40

rowland wrote:A bit late for apologies...

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That wasn't really an apology. That was typical leftist typist (I hesitate to use the term journalist) snark. That's why they're increasingly becoming irrelevant, and it's why they're increasingly being called "the lying press".

"I'm going to pretend that I'm sorry for calling you a dick, but I'm not really, I'm just saying that as a snarky intro for me to call someone else a dick."

The take away messages for Mitt Romney are the following: 1) the left will conveniently use people like him as a tool when necessary, 2) despite still thinking that he's a tool, 3) which is kind of okay because everyone else thinks he's a tool also. Poor Mitt, I feel so sorry for him. I feel just awful about it.
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