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Victor Davis Hanson: These Aren't The Democrats Of Old

• Zero Hedge

Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via  AmGreatness.com,

In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy," and distrust of the military-industrial-intelligence complex. 

The Left, often on spec, blasted the wealthy, whether the "lucre" was self-made or inherited. The old-money rich were lampooned as idle drones.

If the rich were self-made, they were deemed sell-outs. A good example was '70s pop icon Jackson Brown's "The Pretender," whose lyrics railed about "happy idiots" who "struggled for the legal tender."

Democrats talked nonstop about the "working man." They damned high gas and electricity prices that hurt "consumers."


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