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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

I became politically aware as a teenager in the mid-1970s. It was a different country, and a different world. America 1.0, as I like to call it. I gravitated naturally to the far Left side of the political spectrum.

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I don't know who Donald Jeffries is, but he sounds a LOT like Noam Chomsky.

Both would likely be derided by modern-day SJWs. Most of whom wouldn't have the first klew who Chomsky is.

#1 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-05 03:24 PM | Reply

#1 He reminded me of Nulli. This is everything I support too, just add the 2nd.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-08-05 04:32 PM | Reply

"Clinton was the first politician to make a habit of virtue signaling rhetoric, in which he could "feel your pain," but his "reforms" resulted in poor people getting less financial aid for shorter periods, and convicted more largely Black people of "victimless crimes" than ever before."

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Slept through Reagan.
Slept through Bush.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-05 11:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Clinton was the first to co-opt the term "liberal" without adhering to any of the classic tenets of liberalism. He didn't overtly support the unions that were even then largely impotent. He didn't demand higher wages for average workers, or criticize the incredible growth of CEO compensation, often accompanied by large layoffs. He lobbied hard for the passage of NAFTA, one of the deadliest pieces of legislation in our history, and never batted an eye at the outsourcing and offshore factories that followed.

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These are all tenets of classical liberalism, which in the era before globalization was called laissez-faire capitalism, and is not called neoliberalism.
Also, the author started by talking about how they were a "civil libertarian."
None of the points raised about Bill Clinton relate to civil liberties.
This guy is just leading you down the Garden Path to Alex Jones's house.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-06 01:01 AM | Reply

"[Liberals] don't remotely believe in the Bill of Rights, especially the First Amendment. How many people have been fired recently, for posting a comment on social media, in their free time, which offended these Social Justice Warriors?"

The First Amendment only applies to people who get fired by the government.
Two examples of people fired by the government for speaking out are:
LTC Alexander Vindman
CAPT Brett Crozier

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-06 01:06 AM | Reply

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