Neo-conservatives often refer to their ideology as 'Wilsonian' (after President Woodrow Wilson).
Neo-conservatism: Irving Kristol’s living legacy
Cas Mudde 23 September 2009
'Indeed, while many commentators have identified the Ronald Reagan era as the highpoint of neo-conservative power (notwithstanding contemporary criticism of the "feelgood president" from the ideological right), there is a case for arguing that Bill Clinton's administrations in the 1990s were a closer fit with the formative neo-conservative agenda of conservative liberalism. More generally, virtually all administrations since Reagan's have based their domestic agenda on the key values of initial neo-conservatism: including a strong belief in the market coupled with a conservative welfare state, as forces that together are expected to regulate socio-economic change and socio-cultural manners'.
A Neoconservative is a conservative neoliberal
Economically, there is little or no conflict between the neo-cons and other advocates of the neoliberal political economy which underlies corporate globalization. In general, neo-con supporters are drawn post-facto from those who support that system.
O'Malley is the perfect CHAMELEON for this neo-con/neo-liberal mix----he takes whatever issues he needs to to win an election but he is tied tightly to global corporate rule.
Here is the Associated Press simply stating what O'Malley says-----it doesn't let you know O'Malley has spent his entire political career working for Mayor Bloomberg of Wall Street and moved billions of dollars of Maryland's public assets and citizen wealth to Wall Street. This is how we got Clinton and Obama----the media sells them for what they are not---and then hides the bad that they are!
O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue
Published March 01, 2015 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Associated Press Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation.
"If a bank's too big to fail without wrecking our common good, then it's too big and we need to take lawful measures to ensure our country's common good is not imperiled," O'Malley told reporters during a conference sponsored by the South Carolina Democratic Party.
Reflecting on Democratic losses in 2012, O'Malley said that one of the lessons of last year's campaign is that "triangulation" is not a winning strategy. Some liberals criticized the use of triangulation -- adopting some of an opponent's ideas -- during President Bill Clinton's two terms in the 1990s.
"You're never going to please all the people all of the time," O'Malley said. "Finding the middle ground between a reasonable approach and an extreme approach isn't going to serve to solve the problem."
The observation could be taken as a criticism if not a warning regarding the views of Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, considered the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination if she decides to seek the White House again.
O'Malley said the plans of other potential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, will not affect his own and that he expects to reach a decision this spring.
He has traveled to South Carolina nine times in two years. His visit Saturday came almost a year to the day before the state's presidential primary.
Here is an Iowa Democrat making it clear----she doesn't like O'Malley because she believes Dodd Frank has been installed and is protecting the US from the coming economic crash. So, you have a Wall Street politician pretending to want to hold banks accountable and a Democratic voter who still thinks Congress really did something with the financial reform.
THIS IS WHY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS CAPTURED----ALL OF THE INFORMATION PEOPLE GET IS CORRUPTED.
Just about every financial analyst and academic agree that not only did Dodd Frank do nothing for Too Big To Fail---but we are heading for an economic crash from the same reasons with taxpayers and citizens wealth being lined out for bank bailout. This Iowan Democrat did not like O'Malley because he pretended to support bank regulation.
O'Malley has a long history of placing citizens around him in harm's way when it comes to Wall Street fraud and the damage from its crashes----
ALL OF THIS DIS-INFORMATION IS WHAT KEEPS NEO-CONS AND NEO-LIBERALS IN OFFICE
I have shared lots that show TPP will end all bank regulation and that the economic will crash again because none of these bank regulations were installed.
I'm Not Buying O'Malley on Wall Street Reform
Friday, March 20, 2015
It is clear that Gov. Martin O'Malley is trying to position himself with people like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and portray himself as a "populist Democrat." To do so, he wrote an op-ed in the Des Moines Register titled: Prevent Another Crash, Reform Wall Street. I'm sorry to say that all he's done is demonstrate that he doesn't understand what caused the financial crisis of 2008 or the Wall Street reforms that have already been enacted.
O'Malley suggests the need for two structural reforms: (1) reinstatement of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, and (2) break up the "too big to fail" banks.
In order to understand why those two reforms are unnecessary, we have to understand what happened to create the Great Recession of 2008. Financial institutions (some of which included commercial banks and some who didn't) made a lot of risky investments without the capital to back them up if those investments failed. When they did fail, it became necessary for taxpayers to bail them out or run the risk that the entire global economy would collapse.
Dodd/Frank did two things in regards to these large financial institutions:
- It gave a special council the ability to identify those who are "too big to fail" and label them "systemically important financial institutions" (SIFI). They are now required to maintain enough capital to survive the kind of market failures that led to the Great Recession. In order to ensure that happens, they must pass annual "stress tests" that are designed to replicate those conditions.
- It gave the government "orderly liquidation authority" - or the legal right to seize complex financial institutions in times of crisis. This is something the government has had the ability to do with failing commercial banks since the Great Depression. Dodd/Frank ensured that, even if a SIFI were to fail, rather than have taxpayers bail them out, the government could take them into receivership.
In light of all that, Gov. O'Malley needs to explain how Glass-Steagall and breaking up the "too big to fail" banks will improve things. My cynical self says he's playing on our anger at bailing out the banks 7 years ago and hoping we don't understand the success of Dodd/Frank in preventing it from happening again.
Posted by Nancy LeTourneau
LOOK AT THE COMING 2016 ELECTION FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AND IT STARTS WITH THE SAME FACES THAT NO ONE VOTED FOR LAST TIME.
WHERE ARE THE REAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES CHALLENGING THESE CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS???
No one has been an more of an Obama supporter than Edwards-----she is the Clinton Wall Street global corporate neo-liberal extraordinaire! She never mentions Maryland installing Trans Pacific Trade Pact over these few decades---never mentions the billions of dollars lost to Maryland coffers through fraud and corruption---she is right there with it. The idea that people living near National Harbor liked that development that brought poverty wage jobs and temporary construction jobs is ridiculous. Donna doesn't seem to think outing Obama for privatizing Social Security and gutting Medicare of funding is important to keeping these programs strong. Maryland exempted itself from Medicare oversight just so it could by privatized and made into tiered levels of access and this is why life-expectancy for low-income and working class is so low in Baltimore and Maryland. So, Donna does not fight to protect any of what she says she does. Donna Edwards is Obama and she will serve right of center just as Clinton neo-liberals do. Make no mistake----everyone else lined up for this Senate race is as well. When someone tells me they will vote for Donna because she is black or a woman I think-----PEOPLE CANNOT POSSIBLY NOT HAVE LEARNED FROM THE OBAMA POSING! Maryland needs a REAL Democrat to replace Johns Hopkins' pol Mikulski!
Will the only black pol in this race be about keeping the status quo in killing Equal Protection, Rule of Law, giving global corporations more power, security and NSA control of communities? REALLY???
Edwards jumps into Maryland Senate race
By Kyle Cheney
3/10/15 11:23 AM EDT
Updated 3/10/15 1:06 PM EDT
Rep. Donna Edwards formally announced her campaign for Maryland’s open Senate seat Tuesday with a pointed pledge to protect Medicare and Social Security at all costs.
Edwards, who’s preparing for a difficult primary against fellow Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, said in a two-minute announcement video that she wouldn’t compromise on the entitlement programs — “no ifs, ands, buts or willing to considers.” It’s a likely preview of the way she’ll hit Van Hollen, who progressives have argued has been open to cutting Social Security because of his support for a federal budget deal like the now-defunct Simpson-Bowles plan.
Van Hollen allies say the line of attack isn’t accurate — and that he’s voted repeatedly to preserve and strengthen both programs. But groups like Democracy for America and MoveOn.org, who claimed credit for drafting Edwards into the race, have highlighted the issue as a potential wedge in the upcoming primary fight.
In her announcement, Edwards promised to be a voice for the middle class.
“I’ve lived the American dream, the middle-class American dream, the one you have to work hard for just to hold on to, the one that’s slipping away for far too many Maryland families,” she says in the clip, filmed at National Harbor in Prince George’s County. She touted her work to keep the National Harbor shoreline accessible to residents, her work to secure investments for historically black colleges and efforts to protect “women’s reproductive rights from tea party attacks.”