This episode, we fail to talk about Robocop, then we have a discussion about Getting Wasted, and then chat a bit about current political events.
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where’s the discussion on robocop?….that was a total cop out on the part of chris
As always, you guys put out an interesting take on a cool set of topics. nnOne bit of reaction: all three of you guys seemed to take the simple position that Goldwater, Reagan, and the rest of that coalition were successful in pushing the discussion/agenda rightward, so that a centrist politician like Obama or Clinton could even be construed as centrist. Jessie goes as far as to appeal to “conservative hegemony.” But couldn’t you just as easily make the case that FDR pushed the yard-markers significantly *leftward* a generation earlier? That’s the position a lot of historians take. That would put Reagan et al. in the position of trying to push the ball back towards the 50, not initiating a new era of “hegemony.” I think this perspective also fits with the Tea Partiers’ mindset of getting back to “founding fathers'” intentions — as uneasily as they employ the origin myths of our country, it seems as though they see hegemony in the opposite perspective as you guys… starting in earnest with FDR.nnWell, that’s my two cents. u00a0 u00a0
That’s a fair point from a historical perspective, but you don’t hear a lot of conservatives pining for the 1920s but rather the 1950s, which was the peak of the era of big government.
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