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Schumer: Reaganism Is Dead, and So is the New Deal

Chuck Schumer went to visit the New York Daily News today, Ben Smith reports, and declared that the GOP doesn’t comprehend the trouble it’s in because “they don’t realize that Reaganomics is dead, that the Reagan philosophy is dead.”

According to Schumer, “The old Reagan theory which dominated — which is, ‘Government is bad, it’s out of touch, chop off its hands as soon as it moves.’ — is over.”Interestingly, he contrasted this supposed blindness with his party’s own philosophical weakness: “We realize that New Deal democracy, which is still our paradigm, which is sort of appeal to each group … that doesn’t work any more.”

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