Why Are American Liberals Freaking Out Over Brexit?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (11 posts)
  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 2 years ago

    Why Are American Liberals Freaking Out Over Brexit?

  2. peoplepower73 profile image94
    peoplepower73posted 2 years ago

    I'm an American Liberal, but I'm not freaking out over it.  As matter of fact, our investments made money when they made the announcement.

  3. breakfastpop profile image87
    breakfastpopposted 2 years ago

    Liberals love the idea of big controlling government. Freedom is now an anathema to them. The liberals of today bear no resemblance to those that considered themselves liberal years ago. What a shame!

    1. peoplepower73 profile image94
      peoplepower73posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And what were liberals like years ago?

    2. breakfastpop profile image87
      breakfastpopposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Mike, years ago liberals believed in freedom. Now liberals are of the opinion that it is their way or the highway. Liberals support Hillary, despite her awful track record of lies and deception. I don't think she would have been acceptable years ago.

    3. peoplepower73 profile image94
      peoplepower73posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So what do liberal today believe in?  I don't believe in big government.  If you mean entitlements, then you should say that. But they are very small part of the budget.  So you think by privatizing everything will solve the problems of the world?

    4. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The amount of the entitlements does not change the motivation, it just makes liberals look naive.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    A $2 Trillion loss on the financial markets has a way of making a lot of folks freak out. Both conservatives and liberals in the U.S. fear uncertainty. Most citizens with 401ks and IRAs are affected.
    No one wants the U.S. to tailspin into another recession especially if it is not our own doing. Technically nothing changed for us.
    It's the fear of the unknown that drove the markets down. Another factor is Brittan's credit rating was also lowered. A global economy starts a domino effect when one country does anything.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image94
      peoplepower73posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The financial meltdown was caused because legislation was removed that prevented commercial banks to merge with investments companies.  It is much more complex than fear of the unknown.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It's always more complex than any one aspect. If the market had believed it was going to lead to great things it would have responded positively and the pound would not have taken a hit either. My point is this wasn't just  liberal reaction.

  5. aguasilver profile image74
    aguasilverposted 2 years ago

    Mainly.... because Brexit has shown that people will vote for the things they want, and vote ACROSS party lines, the 17 million LEAVE voters were from ALL parties memberships, that freaks politicians, because it means that IF Americans were as pissed off with professional politicians as much as Brits were, Trump could well be elected.

    The thought that voters from the Democrats could vote with their head and their heart, rather than as a political decision would make liberals afraid, because what Brexit did, was ROUSE the silent majority to vote for what works for them.

    Lets face it the last years have shown that liberal politics does not work.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)