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2016
The Irony of Philadelphia
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  • Andrew Allison

    Spare us sophomoric rubbish like: “But the Democratic Party, unlike the diseased and dilapidated GOP, still possesses an institutional apparatus—albeit a weak and corrupt one—capable of steering the ship and tempering its voters’ more radical tendencies.” As the more mature contributors to TAI frequently point out it is, as exemplified by its utterly immoral nominee, the Democratic Party’s Blue Model which is diseased and dilapidated.

  • CaliforniaStark

    “But the Democratic Party, unlike the diseased and dilapidated GOP, still possesses an institutional apparatus—albeit a weak and corrupt one—capable of steering the ship and tempering its voters’ more radical tendencies.”

    Do you really believe that after the November election the radical leftists in the Democratic party will be quiet and simply go away? They will continue to agitate, and force Clinton to enact increasingly radical policies in order to placate them. It is something that needs to be considered by those (including myself) who were thinking of voting for Clinton as the lesser of two evils.

  • Anthony

    Emphasizing the irony of Philadelphia, does 2016 Democratic convention mark Clinton’s (Party’s) last gasp of coalescing moderate democrats, progressive populists, free-traders, and military interventionist? “It’s a close election right now, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver has warned in in a Friday tweet.” http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/07/25/clinton_aims_for_a_landslide_131310.html

  • Nevis07

    It doesn’t really mean anything, after all Hillary Clinton will say anything and everything to get elected – she’s just playing to each particular crowd she figures will benefit her the most at any given moment based on the news cycle…

    • SqueakyRat

      Really? She’s changed some of her positions. That is not the same as holding inconsistent positions at the same time.

  • Blackbeard

    Hillary will be the last “moderate” Democratic candidate for president in our lifetimes and even she had to pretend to be a socialist to win the nomination. Having won its long march through the news media, the entertainment industry and academia the Left is now poised to take control. Pity our grandchildren.

    • JR

      chavez revolution in venezuela seemed like it would stretch forever until it collapsed overnight. I do see toil and trouble for my children’s generation.

  • Beauceron

    “nominate a ticket that is, when all is said and done, less left-wing than its last one”

    nominate a ticket that will present itself to the public as, when all is said and done, less left-wing than its last one

    There, fixed it for you.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    If “Crooked Hillary” was a Republican, she would already be headed to Prison. Without the “Rule of Law” where every one is treated equally before the law, modern Civilization can’t endure, and places like starving Venezuela or purging Turkey are the result.

    • f1b0nacc1

      Bravo! That is the single most important message that must come out of all of this…

  • Kevin

    “Diseased and delapidated”?
    Maybe thesis what a party adding to a new constituency looks like…

    What did the GOP look like when it added evangelicals? Or conservatives Westerners and Southerners to the Northern country club establishment?

  • FriendlyGoat

    The “left-wing lurch” on economics is actually nothing but a reaction to the “right-wing lurch” on economics which has been intensifying for 35 years.

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