Re: [OPE-L] US election result

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Fri Nov 10 2006 - 08:30:39 EST

> John McCain commented that he thought America was essentially a
> "conservative country".

Hi Jurriaan:

To begin with, it should be noted that the Democratic Party itself
is primarily a conservative (bourgeois) political party.  The Republican
Party wants to paint the DP as liberal but that has not been the case
for a VERY long time.  In truth, The Republican Party is led by
right-wing extremists and the DP is led by conservatives.

Moreover, the DP leadership has shown a great ability to accommodate
the RP agenda: i.e. they are cowardly and have refused to fundamentally
challenge the RP when it controlled the White House.

As for McCain, he could very well be the next President of the United
States.  He has been making a lot of efforts in the last year or so to
woo the right-wing of the RP and this should help him win the RP

The speculation is that it will be a McCain-Clinton (i.e. Hillary Clinton)
contest.  The positions of both on the war against Iraq and many
other questions are very similar.

In solidarity, Jerry

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