Friday, 2 December 2016

Happy about Richmond but sad about the blandness


I am pleased that Richmond has seen the defeat of arch-Brexiteer Zac Goldsmith ....an early Christmas present.. however I see the bland smiles and bland policies of the Liberal Democrats are back...it's a useful serum of moderation against kipper syndrome but it's only partial ....I am listening to Tim farron he using the moderation word. It was moderation that spawned UKIP, it was the blandness of Blair that created Farage. We need a proper alternative to this statistical average of policy that Tim Farron is promoting..The world moves on, the voters in the Rust belt of the USA and the Northern reaches of the Uk and in the Midlands the simplistic answers cone from a proper challenge to late capitalism,,not the thin gruel of statistical moderation. its not even that Tim Farron celebrates the words spoken by matthew Santos in the "West Wing" Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions ......of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things...every one! So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'Liberal, ' as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won't work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor." ......You make me sad Mr Farron

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