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No, Utopian Centrism Will Not
Save Us From the Coronavirus

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Posted By: tisHimself, 4/8/2020 4:42:24 AM

You knew somebody had to propose this as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, and if you had three guesses about the identity of the author you might well have nailed it. Yes, New York Times columnist and noted promoter of utopian centrism Thomas Friedman has suggested that at the 2020 Democratic National Convention Joe Biden name a “national unity cabinet” to signal an end to the bad old “hyperpartisanship” of the previous era. Unfortunately, Friedman’s opening pitch sounds a bit more like a bipartisan, mutual self-protection scheme than a plea for genuine unity:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HotRod 4/8/2020 10:03:30 AM (No. 372537)
''...“a national unity cabinet” I presume that Biden and the democrats would invest the cabinet with the power to arrest and imprison anyone not responding to the dictates of this cabinet! The ''Unity Police'' would monitor all social gatherings. Social media would be policed, to identify miscreants. No thanks!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: panther361 4/8/2020 10:39:41 AM (No. 372593)
I'm sure this tactic could be found within the pages of "Mein Kamph".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/8/2020 12:28:32 PM (No. 372798)
Dems need to beat Trump and "quickly build a government that knows what it wants and can provide stable leadership". The New Yorker has comedians writing for them. The reason the dems will NOT beat Trump is because no one believes that dems CAN "quickly build a government that knows what it wants and can provide stable leadership". They had their chance under BO, especially the first two years, and they did nothing except give us BOCare, the failed healthcare system. Since then they have continually shown they are incompetent and ONLY care about being in power. Bipartisanship with such a loathsome entity as the current dem party is insanity.
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