Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:48 pm Post subject: The third way's third strike
First the U.S., then Canada, now Britain. Tony Blair's political collapse makes it official: new socialism's been one big flop
John Robson - August 28, 2006
Ten years ago, Tony Blair's triumph looked world-historic. He seemed like a real-life Jed Bartlet, TV's West Wing dream liberal Democrat with a social conscience, a Nobel Prize in economics and a backbone in foreign policy. And, philosophically, Blair's "third way" offered what progressives had long sought: anti-conservative politics that didn't spell immediate economic, social and diplomatic catastrophe. A decade on, Blair is in horrible political trouble (his press secretary has made it clear that Blair will resign sometime next year, at the latest) and his third way looks like the biggest bust since Y2K.
Link sent me to a registration portal. But the idea that Tony Blair intended to construct socialism is ridiculous. Tony Blair is unpopular on foreign policy because he invaded Iraq against the wishes of the majority of his population, and seems to be towing an American line that includes controversial security measures. For domestic policy, Tony Blair's embrace of things like public-private partnerships has been very controversial, and many people believe that the government is simply a new coat of paint on Tory austerity.
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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:03 pm Post subject: Anti-Americanism is the Reason
I think the real reason for Tony's problems are a virulent form of anti-Americanism in Britain. Tony's just a lightning rod for these defeatist appeasers who would gladly adopt Sharia law, start stoning homosexuals and ban women from driving if they felt it would get them off the hook with the Islamists.
Ever get that sinking feeling that we should start being a lot more concerned about protecting our OWN people, than someone else's? Ever notice how much easier it can be to blame ourselves for other people's actions?
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