December 30, 2015

OUR OTHER REPUBLICAN PARTY:

2015: The year the Democrats fully embraced corporatism (TIMOTHY P. CARNEY • 12/29/15, Daily Examiner)

Democrats have long been purveyors of patronage and corporate welfare, but forever they've gotten away with pretending to be populists. In 2015, that charade ended.

No doubt Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will keep play-acting as anti-corporatists, but after the show their party put on over the past twelve months, only the most credulous and inattentive observer will believe it.

Pelosi's party carried the ball for Boeing and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and led the fight to save and later revive the Export-Import Bank, a corporate welfare agency conservatives this summer sent into liquidation. Democrats fought, but failed, to save an insurance bailout that was part of Obamacare. Hillary led the Democratic presidential field in defense of the indefensible ethanol mandate.

It's not easy being the party of the left at the End of History.
Posted by at December 30, 2015 5:15 PM

  

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