need a liberal Reagan
by Brent Budowsky
The union-busting attack that has
now begun, financed and orchestrated by ultraconservative
business interests and hyperpartisan Republicans and cloaked by the
masquerade of deficit reduction,
has finally begun to rouse the widely mocked and largely depressed
The attack against labor is an attempt to destroy the Democratic Party.
It may well succeed unless
Democrats learn how to fight back, which has not
been their strong suit during the Obama years,
which is why Democrats lost in a landslide in 2010.
Democrats desperately need a progressive version of Ronald Reagan, who
stood for his
own high principles and battled from the wilderness of 1976 to the
presidency in 1980.
Reagan was what national Democrats lack, a conviction politician who
toward his base, firm in his worldview and cogent in his narrative
We have a liberal Reagan, but half the Democrats hate his
f-ing guts and that's a problem.
Brent Budowsky is one of those
Democrats who told a hundred
lies to get the non-fighter elected.
and now he says we need a
fighter in the White House?
winners and they've made that very clear.
So, we've become a party that has no
idea how to fight back.
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