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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    You're right. I tend to avoid reading crap from whiny, white supremacist websites.





    Minding the Campus.org is a "white supremacist website?" Seriously?



    BTW, here's the board of directors of your "white supremacist website. Phfft!

    Minding the Campus Board of Directors

    James Piereson, Chair of Minding the Campus, is president of the William E. Simon Foundation and serves on the boards of many other non-profits, including the Pinkerton Foundation, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, the Center for Individual Rights, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Foundation for Cultural Review, the American Spectator Foundation, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Donors Trust. Trained in political science, he taught courses in political thought and U.S. government at Iowa State, Indiana University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution (2007).

    Debra S. McEneaney, Director and Treasurer, is a partner in Hopeworks Ltd, a consulting company. She has applied over 40 years of marketing, management, and strategic planning know-how to a spate of non-profits, including the East Hampton Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game, where she grew the annual donations from $20,000 to $202,000 over nine years. She is currently Marketing and Community Advisor for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.

    Mark Bauerlein, Director and Vice President is an English professor at Emory University and the author of the 2008 book, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30), which won the Nautilus Book Award. Bauerlein worked at the National Endowment for the Arts, serving as the Director of the Office of Research and Analysis. Bauerlein contributed to the NEA study, “Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America.”

    Karen Ann Love, Director and Secretary, has provided, strategic, operating and legal advice to nonprofit organizations on matters relating to governance and board relations, development and charitable events for more than 15 years. She has advised, drafted or negotiated on fundraising, sponsorship, and commercial disaster relief and other emergency assistance programs; gift agreements and grant agreements; establishing and administering grant-making guidelines; establishment, and approval, of scholarship programs; and forming and seeking federal, state and local exemptions for nonprofits. In addition to her work with nonprofits and her strong commitment to pro bono matters, she has devoted the rest of her practice to media/ entertainment / sports law matters, and general corporate / litigation matters.

    John Leo, Editor, is a former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at the Institute’s City Journal. His popular column, “On Society,” ran in U.S.News & World Report for 17 years, and was syndicated to 140 newspapers through the Universal Press Syndicate. Leo has worked as a senior writer for Time magazine, and as a staff reporter for the New York Times specializing in intellectual trends and the social sciences. Among other position he has held are assistant administrator of New York City’s environmental protection administration, editor of a Catholic newspaper in Iowa, associate editor of Commonweal, book editor of the social science journal Trans-Action (now Society), and “Press Clips” columnist for the Village Voice. He is the author of three books, most recently “Incorrect Thoughts.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Bullshit. The GOP is the party of working class fools willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces.
    Saaay, you really are a liberal arnja'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    Saaay, you really are a liberal arnja'?
    Republicans have over 150 years of history fucking over the working class, sorry that you missed all of that and only see their Southern Strategy pandering to racism and bigotry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Republicans have over 150 years of history fucking over the working class, sorry that you missed all of that and only see their Southern Strategy pandering to racism and bigotry.
    Times change, OG.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...olitics-213909

    ...The outlines of the two-party system of the 2020s and 2030s are dimly visible. The Republicans will be a party of mostly working-class whites, based in the South and West and suburbs and exurbs everywhere. They will favor universal, contributory social insurance systems that benefit them and their families and reward work effort—programs like Social Security and Medicare. But they will tend to oppose means-tested programs for the poor whose benefits they and their families cannot enjoy.

    They will oppose increases in both legal and illegal immigration, in some cases because of ethnic prejudice; in other cases, for fear of economic competition. The instinctive economic nationalism of tomorrow’s Republicans could be invoked to justify strategic trade as well as crude protectionism. They are likely to share Trump’s view of unproductive finance: “The hedge-fund guys didn’t build this country. These are guys that shift paper around and they get lucky.”

    The Democrats of the next generation will be even more of an alliance of upscale, progressive whites with blacks and Latinos, based in large and diverse cities. They will think of the U.S. as a version of their multicultural coalition of distinct racial and ethnic identity groups writ large. Many younger progressives will take it for granted that moral people are citizens of the world, equating nationalism and patriotism with racism and fascism.

    The withering-away of industrial unions, thanks to automation as well as offshoring, will liberate the Democrats to embrace free trade along with mass immigration wholeheartedly. The emerging progressive ideology of post-national cosmopolitanism will fit nicely with urban economies which depend on finance, tech and other industries of global scope, and which benefit from a constant stream of immigrants, both skilled and unskilled.


    While tomorrow’s Republican policymakers will embrace FDR-to-LBJ universal entitlements like Social Security and Medicare, future Democrats may prefer means-tested programs for the poor only. In the expensive, hierarchical cities in which Democrats will be clustered, universal social insurance will make no sense. Payroll taxes on urban workers will be too low to fund universal social insurance, while universal social benefits will be too low to matter to the urban rich. So the well-to-do in expensive, unequal Democratic cities will agree to moderately redistributive taxes which pay for means-tested benefits—perhaps even a guaranteed basic income—for the disproportionately poor and foreign-born urban workforce. As populist labor liberalism declines within the Democratic party, employer-friendly and finance-friendly libertarianism will grow. The Democrats of 2030 may be more pro-market than the Republicans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    Except your article is bullshit. Ryan and Republicans would love to destroy both Social Security and Medicare. And they have gutted the NLRB and every other institute that protects workers. The only thing they pander to is social issues, economics issues are strictly one sided towards the rich and powerful. How many Republican votes to raise the minimum wage? Does zero sound about right? Sorry, having Republicans pander to extremists is not getting my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Except your article is bullshit. Ryan and Republicans would love to destroy both Social Security and Medicare. And they have gutted the NLRB and every other institute that protects workers. The only thing they pander to is social issues, economics issues are strictly one sided towards the rich and powerful. How many Republican votes to raise the minimum wage? Does zero sound about right? Sorry, having Republicans pander to extremists is not getting my vote.
    Ryan won't have the chance. The "base" is steadfastly against it. Face it, the article is spot on. Today it's the Democrats and establishment republicans that are all for "free trade." Outsourcing manufacturing and importing foreign nationals to keep domestic wages rock bottom.

    The "problem" here is the "bush" wing failed. In the Democratic party the "hillary" wing won.

    GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016



    The only thing missing here.......is the working class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    This is what happens when you cut public funding for public universities. They have no choice then but to seek private sector funding via tuition increases, and working class people simply can't afford to compete with the 1 Percenters. Most of them are struggling just to get their basic living expenses paid from one month to the next.
    Bogus.

    "In fact, public investment in higher education in America is vastly larger today, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than it was during the supposed golden age of public funding in the 1960s. Such spending has increased at a much faster rate than government spending in general. For example, the military’s budget is about 1.8 times higher today than it was in 1960, while legislative appropriations to higher education are more than 10 times higher.

    In other words, far from being caused by funding cuts, the astonishing rise in college tuition correlates closely with a huge increase in public subsidies for higher education. If over the past three decades car prices had gone up as fast as tuition, the average new car would cost more than $80,000.

    Some of this increased spending in education has been driven by a sharp rise in the percentage of Americans who go to college. While the college-age population has not increased since the tail end of the baby boom, the percentage of the population enrolled in college has risen significantly, especially in the last 20 years. Enrollment in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs has increased by almost 50 percent since 1995. As a consequence, while state legislative appropriations for higher education have risen much faster than inflation, total state appropriations per student are somewhat lower than they were at their peak in 1990. (Appropriations per student are much higher now than they were in the 1960s and 1970s, when tuition was a small fraction of what it is today.)...

    ...It is disingenuous to call a large increase in public spending a “cut,” as some university administrators do, because a huge programmatic expansion features somewhat lower per capita subsidies. Suppose that since 1990 the government had doubled the number of military bases, while spending slightly less per base. A claim that funding for military bases was down, even though in fact such funding had nearly doubled, would properly be met with derision."

    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Bullshit. The GOP is the party of working class fools willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces.
    You're in full denial of this article.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Republicans have over 150 years of history fucking over the working class, sorry that you missed all of that and only see their Southern Strategy pandering to racism and bigotry.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Except your article is bullshit. Ryan and Republicans would love to destroy both Social Security and Medicare. And they have gutted the NLRB and every other institute that protects workers. The only thing they pander to is social issues, economics issues are strictly one sided towards the rich and powerful. How many Republican votes to raise the minimum wage? Does zero sound about right? Sorry, having Republicans pander to extremists is not getting my vote.
    And more mindless leftist chant... looks like the resident far left ideologues are really uncomfortable with this article.
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    So here we have it, Fenrir and Neomalthusian, two from the far fringe trying to tell us how mainstream they are. One white supremacist and one Ayn Rand cultist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    So here we have it, Fenrir and Neomalthusian, two from the far fringe trying to tell us how mainstream they are. One white supremacist and one Ayn Rand cultist.
    As opposed to the guy who voted for the corportists.

    Obama making big-money speeches to Wall Street firms: report


    Obama making big-money speeches to Wall Street firms: report
    Former President Barack Obama is reportedly giving speeches on Wall Street for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Obama made approximately $400,000 speaking to clients of Northern Trust Corp. last month, Bloomberg reported Monday. He also spoke with Carlyle Group LP last week and is slated to be a keynote speaker at Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s conference on health care next week.

    Obama received criticism earlier this year after it was reported that he would speak at Cantor Fitzgerald’s health conference for a fee of $400,000....
    $153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

    (CNN)Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

    In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    So here we have it, Fenrir and Neomalthusian, two from the far fringe trying to tell us how mainstream they are. One white supremacist and one Ayn Rand cultist.
    Nutjob dumbshit comment from you again. You're the one not even paying the first bit of attention to the actual thread topic, just spouting hyper-leftist garbage. I've never made reference to Ayn Rand or her philosophy, and what type of "Ayn Rand cultist" cites the New York Times?

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