Saturday, November 06, 2010

Weak Left Led to Democratic Defeat

By Lawrence Davidson
November 6, 2010

It has only been a few days since the Nov. 2 elections and already the media in all its forms is awash with analyses expressing hallelujahs and curses.

Read on.


Kevin Ryan said...

The false dichotomy of right vs left in our country is the problem. We need to get past that.

Paul Wolfowitz, W. Averell Harriman and Clark Clifford were "left."

Obama nominated the same money changers that Bush had in place. "Larry Summers did a heckuva job"...that Obama quote sounds familiar.

What's the difference?

As Gore Vidal said, there is only one party in America, the Property Party, and it has two right wings.

JonnyJames said...

KevinRyan's post is spot on. To Gore Vidal's name we can add Ralph Nader, Chris Hedges, Steven Hill, Bill Quigley, the late great Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report) Sheldon Wolin and many others.

The author of this article, like many others is blinded by the symptoms yet has not yet identified the underlying disease.

AlanSmithee said...

Remind me never to click on a Consortium "News" link again. This is the worst kind of fauxgressive shilling for the corporate wawrmongering Democratic Party. Crap like this makes fox news look radical.

Gary Novak said...

Davidson noted the difference between weak left and progressives. The real question is methodology. Davidson said education. More precisely, the only answer is truth. Corruption cannot exist in the light of truth. The problem is that there is not enough basic truth in social criticism. It’s too superficial.

For example, few critics discussed the true health care problems, which consisted largely of an administrative quagmire. Refinancing was the only subject taken up. The carbon dioxide and energy fraud was an undercurrent to the elections which galvanized much of the republican vote. A total fraud for science did nothing to strengthen the liberals. There is no such thing as “renewable” energy. Sticking expensive metals in the ground is a mockery. It takes more energy to create a windmill than it produces. I have a large web site explaining the total known science of global warming, and it gets ignored. It’s at