Richard Brodsky: How Obama Can Win -- or Lose
Huffington Post - over 5 years
There's been a refreshing change in the content of public conversation over the past year or so. For literally decades, the unchallenged truth was that taxes were too high, debt was too high and cutting of government spending and taxes were required for the nation to prosper. Austerity, austerity, austerity.
While this is the historic mantra of the Right, from the days of McKinley and Hoover on to Reagan, Democrats were unable to find a counter, and eventually joined in. It was, after all, Bill Clinton who announced "The era of big government is over" and it was Obama who proudly announced "Last year, I worked with Democrats and Republicans to cut a trillion dollars worth of spending."
But the conversation changed, thank goodness. First, Occupy Wall Street crystallized a national discontent with the increasing wealth gap between the 1% and the 99%, and second, when Obama found ways to expound on that theme, with the unintentional help of Mitt Romney. There's now a r...
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