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So, suppose the far right wins

 
 
Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:01 pm
I've some gloomy predictions. We at a2k will differ.

Projections?
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:03 pm
@ossobuco,
we become the United States of Texas again, and it's all downhill from there...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:11 pm
ashes, ashes
we all fall down
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:12 pm
@Rockhead,
Yea.

I find it hard to contemplate in an organized way.

I figure all hell would break loose. That's not a threat, just an observation.

People need to eat.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:17 pm
@ossobuco,
I've considered going spread eagled on the petroglyphs for a few years now, but I hate ants.

Sardonic, but not entirely.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:19 pm
@ossobuco,
I'd rather face the repugnicans than be picked apart by turkey vultures with a 6 foot wing span.



barely...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 05:28 pm
Nods
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jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 06:12 pm
I hear Canada is too cold. We just may have to weather the storm here if that catastrophe happens.
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 06:14 pm
Well in 1984 we were very slowly recovering from another recession and a long period of low growth and high inflation ("stagflation" was a word coined to describe it then.) Unemployment was a serious problem as well and the term "misery index" reflecting the sum of the annual inflation and current jobless rates was widely used. All that said our economic condition was slowly improving as the election approached.

In the election Ronald Reagan, then considered the arch representative of the "far right", won by one of the widest voting and electoral majorities ever recorded. Walter Mondale carried only the Disdtrict of Columbia and his home state of Minnesota, and that by a fairly slim margin. What followed was two decades of economic expansion; the earlier than anticipated fall of the Soviet Empire and an extended period of good times for the country.

Cheer up. It could happen again.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 06:37 pm
Reagan was certainly a delusional idiot (and that crap about the fall of the Soviet Union is bullshit--but it's one of O'George's favorite canards). However, i wouldn't equate Reagan with the Tea Party hysterics.
georgeob1
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 06:41 pm
@Setanta,
I threw in the "earlier than anticipated" bit just for you Setanta. My statement as written is easily defensible: yours is not.

In any event, I was trying to give osso a reason to cheer up.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 06:45 pm
I think the terrorists actually did win.......
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:04 pm
I feel that many of us who struggle for differing reasons are being slammed again and again, not only by the dems but but the panoply of repubs.

People will fault different parties but the stress out there is massing.

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parados
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:16 pm
@georgeob1,
Reagan at least had enough sense to raise taxes 11 times while he was President.

http://capitalgainsandgames.com/blog/bruce-bartlett/2154/reagans-forgotten-tax-record

It includes a table listing the specific legislation.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:19 pm
@parados,
I'm not so much talking about specifics. I'm talking about targeted people, you know, the losers. The heartiness against them is disheartening.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:22 pm
@ossobuco,
that whole mess is a year away.

who's to say we live that long.

I'm more worried about getting enough firewood for a harsh winter.

I feel it coming in my bones...
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:23 pm
@ossobuco,
What happens if the far right wins, osso?
Quite a few of us in Oz are contemplating the very same thing here.
And we can become quite depressed during our contemplations ....

But as to a far right victory & the implications for the US .....
The impact on US internal policies is really a matter for US voters to weigh up & consider.
Though I would be very concerned for the poorest in your country, should that happen.

But the impact of a far right victory on US foreign policy .... that prospect is positively alarming.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:26 pm
@msolga,
Yes, of course. Both.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 07:45 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 08:04 pm
@kuvasz,
Much my point.

But to Msolga, it is past politics, many people will not be able to eat.

Aid being cut, you know, we need cuts to work out our country's financial needs.

Bomb bomb bomb...

I sound radical here, but I am in my way.
 

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