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Michael Kazin: The Future of the American Left

Michael Kazin, Georgetown professor and author of What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party, American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation, and The Populist Persuasion: An American History, joins The Realignment to discuss the future of the Democratic Party, how economics can trump culture wars, how to build a majority coalition in a divided America, and the long-running battle between liberals and progressives. 0:00 – Introduction 1:42 – Defining the different parts of the left 7:47 – History and power of the Democratic party 13:03 – Why can’t democrats get things done? 19:17 – Future of Democratic party 32:53 – Why don’t progressives have a bigger influence in the Democratic party? 36:09 – Problems in both parties 45:32 – Labels in the Democratic party 48:00 – Foreign policy in the Democratic party 55:29 – Lessons from the 1960’s for Democrats

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  1. > how economics can trump culture wars

    More bullshit from a Democrat.

    Their “economics” *IS* a “culture war.”

    Every single thing the Democrats propose – every single thing – only accomplishes:

    1. Mass population transfers into the United States.
    2. An increase in the power and scope of the federal government, up to and including the Federal government forcing injections and house arrest on the population at large.

    When a Democrat says “Health Care” is has nothing – zero – to do with caring for anyone’s health. It is ALWAYS and ONLY about increasing the power of the federal government and the Big Insurance companies that pay for the Democratic party.

    The problem is the Left – the Left attracts tyrannical little monsters who want to “make a difference” – i.e., exert power over other people.

    Now the Democrats are literally, not figuratively, grooming other people’s kids.

    They have been saying this “we should focus on economics” lie for longer than I’ve been alive.

    Just typical left-wing bullshit.

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