E.J. Dionne: "The U.S. shifts left"
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Nov 8, 2013
Terry McAuliffe won in Virginia as a middle-of-the-road, business-friendly champion of jobs. But he was also firmly liberal on gay marriage and abortion, and cast Ken Cuccinelli, his opponent, as a social troglodyte.
More than that: McAuliffe was outspoken against the National Rifle Association and in favor of a variety of gun-safety measures, including background checks. McAuliffe did not shrink from his F rating from the NRA. He boasted about it.
His outspokenness was rewarded. He overwhelmingly won the suburbs outside of Washington and built a large margin among women. The power of the gun-control issue should not be lost in the sometimes-foggy talk about centrism. This should embolden supporters of sane gun laws.
In New York City, Bill de Blasio built the days second landslide on another sort of liberalism, a populist assault on rising inequality. In a victory speech that will be read as a manifesto for a new progressivism, de Blasio declared that inequality is the defining challenge of our time. He renewed his campaign call for modest tax increases on the best-off to finance education programs to give poorer kids a chance to join the ranks of the successful.
#2 Nov 13, 2013
It will be a miracle if the GOP manages to hold on to the House. I see McConnell is losing to a Dem in the polls in conservative Kentucky.
“I am always right.”
Since: Oct 09
Former MN Taxpayer
#4 Nov 14, 2013
Gee, de Blasio defeated another Democrat in NYC and is replacing a hard Left RINO named Bloomberg.
McAuliffe wins by 2.5% in a race that the Dems finance a phony Libertarian candidate that took almost 7% of the votes.
You say these mean the whole country has gone to the left?
I say this means the Dems continue to be dishonest. That the Dems prove again they only interested in controlling the dumb masses.
"The American Republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." Author Unknown
#8 Nov 16, 2013
Slewzie [email protected] once again.
It was nice while you were gone.
#9 Nov 16, 2013
#10 Nov 16, 2013
The heading of this thread is wrong.
It should be "USA Shifts Free".
As in the voters are voting for free stuff.
Of course if this continues the USA as we know it will end. It will end up a dicatorship, no longer a free competative society where hard work is rewarded.
“A Frog's Worst Nightmare”
Since: Oct 13
West Monroe, La
#11 Nov 17, 2013
If the US shifted any further left it would fall into the Pacific Ocean!
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