Thursday, November 08, 2012

Where's the Republican DLC?

Nowhere.

Whee doggie, my left-liberal friends used to give me an earful for being a DLC sympathizer...

Anyway, TNR argues that the GOP is unlikely to develop its own version of the DLC.

(via Drum)

2 Comments:

Blogger Dark Avenger said...

The DLC is like the Holy Roman Empire: It isn't Democratic, it provides little or no leadership, and it isn't a council.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Meh, I disagree. I think it helped drag the Dems to the center and helped undermine the influence of Dem factions that were making our candidates hard to elect. Since I was/am a huge supporter of welfare reform, and I still see this as the DLC's leading achievement, I'm still a sympathizer. But that's partially because I don't blame them for Dem support of the Iraq war...though I'm not sure why.

I am inclined to think that welfare reform was a turning point in Democratic sanity and electability

Then there's the EITC, yay. Though I disagreed with them about the assault weapons ban, which I think was another blow to electability...and pretty much useless.

Also wasn't Americorp a DLC program?

Though I've never been too wild about NAFTA, truth be told...

10:02 PM  

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