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We are witnessing the end of the liberal era
CNN ^ | November 18th, 2016 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 11/18/2016 9:43:03 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden

In just two months' time, the world will bid farewell to President Obama. In his final overseas trip before exiting the White House next January, Mr. Obama stood alongside his German counterpart Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, warning against a "meaner, harsher, more troubled world."

In the wake of last week's stunning electoral victory by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, he seemed a diminished figure, as did Mrs. Merkel, the guardian of a liberal ancien regime that is beginning to crumble on both sides of the Atlantic.

The winds of change are sweeping through the West, challenging decades of conventional wisdom, overturning the dominant liberal consensus, and reviving a greater sense of national identity and self-determination. Without a doubt, the extraordinary victory by the Vote Leave campaign in Britain's EU referendum was a precursor to the November presidential election in the US, with an emphatic humbling of the political establishment against all odds and all expectations. Though the Brexit campaign was in many respects different to that of Mr. Trump in both style and messaging, both succeeded in delivering a political earthquake that shook the global political order.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; trump; trumpwinsagain; tyranny
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"At the end of the day, it is nation states that will stand up to terrorism and tyranny, and not the grandiose dreamers sitting in the European Commission or the European Parliament."

Could not have said it better myself. It's hard to believe this article was on CNN.

1 posted on 11/18/2016 9:43:03 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Don’t buy it. Liberals are just slithering back under their rocks to regroup.


2 posted on 11/18/2016 9:44:17 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Era = error.


3 posted on 11/18/2016 9:44:29 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I hope reforming the failed public school monopoly is high on the priority list.


4 posted on 11/18/2016 9:46:10 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

The Soviets were the original model for liberals. Hell, even the Russian can’t stand liberals now.


5 posted on 11/18/2016 9:46:19 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
In the wake of last week's stunning electoral victory by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, he seemed a diminished figure:


6 posted on 11/18/2016 9:46:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Hey, whining losers,Trump will just go ahead & make things better for us without you!!!!")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

>> We are witnessing the end of the liberal era <<

No. No, we’re not. Alinsky was right when he called Lucifer the first radical. We need to brace for everything that they can throw at us.


7 posted on 11/18/2016 9:46:41 AM PST by dangus
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Exactly

All the elites have managed to do is get a lot of people killed.


8 posted on 11/18/2016 9:46:43 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Liberalism is hydra. Just because you’ve cleaved off a few heads don’t think your work is through. It never is.


9 posted on 11/18/2016 9:47:12 AM PST by MountainWalker
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To: Old Teufel Hunden


With the selection of Keith Ellison, mooselimb follower of calypso louie, to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the dumbocrap party has officially declared We Give Up!


10 posted on 11/18/2016 9:47:32 AM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

It is a reflowering of the classical liberal, as opposed to a totalitarian, era.


11 posted on 11/18/2016 9:47:40 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Lots of s***-for-brains Socialists matriculating through the Public Schools and Universities.

Tyranny never, ever rests.


12 posted on 11/18/2016 9:47:52 AM PST by TTFlyer
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Not really liberal in the classic sense. The leftist propaganda era maybe.


13 posted on 11/18/2016 9:48:27 AM PST by Leep (Winner winner chicken dinner!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“We are witnessing the end of the liberal era”
==
I hope so.


14 posted on 11/18/2016 9:48:28 AM PST by LouieFisk
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To: Texas Eagle

Spot on... when the republicans begin to grow a pair, and the 47% who vote for Santa Claus begin defecting I’ll believe we’re on to something...


15 posted on 11/18/2016 9:48:49 AM PST by TiGuy22
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

End of the liberal - start of the insane, extreme, post-modern Marxist era.


16 posted on 11/18/2016 9:49:08 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Texas Eagle

Eyup


17 posted on 11/18/2016 9:49:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: MountainWalker

Burn them off instead. :)


18 posted on 11/18/2016 9:49:50 AM PST by OKSooner (Geno's is a tourist trap.)
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To: 9YearLurker
"It is a reflowering of the classical liberal, as opposed to a totalitarian, era."

You are correct. I've always hated the fact that the left stole the term liberal from us. Jefferson and the rest of the founders were liberals. We are the true liberals, as in liberty. I always refer to them as leftist, socialists, communist etc... much better description...
19 posted on 11/18/2016 9:50:05 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Texas Eagle

Yeah, don’t count your chickens.

If only Millenials had voted Hildebeast would have gotten 503 EV’s.

I expect them to seize control of the Dem Party and nominate someone at least as radical as Bernie.

A few of us go off to that Great Polling Booth in the Sky every day. This is a hearts-and-minds battle we have on our hands.


20 posted on 11/18/2016 9:50:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Hello, Mr Obama you’re the one who helped create “meaner harsher more troubled world” than we had 8 years ago!


21 posted on 11/18/2016 9:51:01 AM PST by b4me (If Jesus came to set us free, why are so many professed Believers still in chains?)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Democrats have not been classical liberals for decades. They are progressives which is the soft soap word for communists.


22 posted on 11/18/2016 9:53:29 AM PST by Lopeover (The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Now there’s a look more in line with his talents!


23 posted on 11/18/2016 9:54:18 AM PST by Navin Johnson
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Reminds me of a comment from fellow FReeper Jacquerie:

"The Left creates nothing. It can only destroy."

We won a battle on Nov 8 but the War continues. . Eternal Vigilance. .

24 posted on 11/18/2016 9:54:41 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Well, he was a circus organizer for 8 yrs.


25 posted on 11/18/2016 9:57:39 AM PST by gasport (Live and Let Live)
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To: 1Old Pro

An excellent point. The school system has effectively become indoctrination central. Instead of teaching essential learning skills to students they are brainwashing them in liberal ideology. Time to put an end to it.


26 posted on 11/18/2016 9:58:49 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Yeah but don’t count the libtards just yet. The left doesn’t give up they circle around and come back


27 posted on 11/18/2016 9:59:07 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I first heard the phrase,”Liberalism is dead when Ragan was elected”. History tells what transpired since then. Liberalism will never die or sleep because Liberalism is evil. Evil never dies, rests, or sleeps. It is always lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to raise its evil head and do its wicked deeds.


28 posted on 11/18/2016 9:59:53 AM PST by sport
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Satan does not sleep


29 posted on 11/18/2016 10:03:12 AM PST by G Larry (America has the opportunity to return to God.)
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To: Texas Eagle

You are not watching Europe.


30 posted on 11/18/2016 10:04:41 AM PST by MrEdd (MrEdd)
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To: TiGuy22

Liberalism ain’t dead, but it has hit a major rough patch here in the U.S. because we’re bankrupt and can’t afford stupidity anymore.


31 posted on 11/18/2016 10:05:08 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Yo, bartender -- Jobu needs a refill!")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

When the welfare state is dismantled I’ll believe it. Liberalism is like Ebola. It comes in and destroys and goes away for a while.


32 posted on 11/18/2016 10:06:08 AM PST by ealgeone
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

And what a mess they are leaving behind........


33 posted on 11/18/2016 10:07:07 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam , Know Peace)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Kalifornia photo:  Kalifornia4.jpg "Yer mean Earlie."
34 posted on 11/18/2016 10:07:18 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers, all armed conservatives)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

We are witnessing it for now, but they will be back. We must keep vigilant.


35 posted on 11/18/2016 10:08:14 AM PST by CityCenter (By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down, yea we wept...)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Liberals are like Herpes.


36 posted on 11/18/2016 10:09:22 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Well...bye.)
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To: Texas Eagle

TRANSI/LIB/PROGS are like ticks on dogs, you can achieve some measure of control but they always come back to suck your blood.


37 posted on 11/18/2016 10:09:33 AM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: sport

Reagan choosing a Democrat in an R jersey named Bush ensured what followed.


38 posted on 11/18/2016 10:10:56 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam , Know Peace)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

It is the end of the Democratic Progressive liberal era and just maybe the start of a new classical liberal era. We use reclaim the proper and right meaning of the word.


39 posted on 11/18/2016 10:11:00 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

(singing)...”it is the funeral of the age of Aquarius...”


40 posted on 11/18/2016 10:12:11 AM PST by Yollopoliuhqui (Smarter - Faster)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Liberal? You mean subversive.


41 posted on 11/18/2016 10:12:38 AM PST by WKUHilltopper
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Happy days are here again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH01FhqMdc8


42 posted on 11/18/2016 10:14:39 AM PST by gasport (Live and Let Live)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

The 1960’s have dashed their brains out on the Age of Info. I wrote the following for another thread but it applies here:


The monster’s warts are tearing out of its angelic pacifist robes. We’re gonna see just how “for all the marbles” this game is being played. They are out of time. The Internet is a bucket of water in the Wicked Witch’s face. The melting has just begun in earnest. With Trump keeping NATO off the nuclear/EMP button, they are dead meat. They’ll go for riots and destabilizsation of the US, but all that nasty tracking tech that the military and police have is going to fry their bacon. Plus we will be aided by many more whilstleblower apostates as soon as Trump pardons Assange and Snowden. Meanwhile the hacker sappers will rip the guts out of the banking mafias and criminal CIA black ops. All the predicted tools of oppression can and will be used as tools of liberation. We are fighting against a hierarchical feudal scarcity psychological paradigm that has no defense against open source surplus data, none, no defense against lateral data flux, none. It’s gonna be Armageddon, all right, but Armageddon on our terms. Keep that cell phone video camera handy at all times. Learn to make it go while it’s in your pocket.


43 posted on 11/18/2016 10:15:25 AM PST by Yollopoliuhqui (Smarter - Faster)
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To: Texas Eagle
The world view of Western societys changed radically in the aftermath of WWI. They changed again in the wake of Vietnam and the onset of sixties hippie social change. Those two shifts were spaced about 50 years apart. About 50 years have passed since then, so we may be on the cusp of another change. Only time will tell.

Radical leftism has been afoot since at least the French Revolution. So it will not go away entirely. What changes is the degree to which it's basic tenets- egalitarianism and political correctness- are embraced by the public at large. If Trump really does turn out to be the Destroyer, we may indeed see the beginning of a new age.

44 posted on 11/18/2016 10:20:21 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
The Winds of Change are blowing.

Will liberals listen? Don't bet on it.

"Ceterum censeo Hillary esse delendam."

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

45 posted on 11/18/2016 10:20:34 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

If anyone thinks we are “witnessing the end of the Liberal era”, just look at government spending over the past 30 years. It keeps going up no matter who is in charge.


46 posted on 11/18/2016 10:20:50 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: dangus

Yeah, anyone that thinks the liberal machine is going to go down quietly is deluding themselves. We might feel good right now but this is going to be an epic and historical battle.


47 posted on 11/18/2016 10:21:25 AM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

THEY'LL BE BACK.


48 posted on 11/18/2016 10:21:48 AM PST by Rio (Deplorable-American)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
"In just two months' time, the world will bid farewell to President Obama."

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

49 posted on 11/18/2016 10:23:40 AM PST by ataDude (.)
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To: MrEdd
You are not watching Europe.

No? Okay.

European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims

50 posted on 11/18/2016 10:24:11 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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