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It's obvious with the fundies, but the draw from the right seems to be low taxes (a lie) and racism.
The only difference between the middle class condescension of the Dems and the pseudo-aristocratic condescension of the Reps is that the Dems believe their shtick about making everyone middle class, while the Rs are utterly cynical about it.
Making a difference doesn't just mean reaching out, but removing the dog whistle talking points.
As long as anyone can use 'Socialism' and 'Tax and Spend' as a way to end an argument, the Dems are going to have problems.
It's not like it has to be hard. Obama's recent emphasis on J.O.B.S. should start to make a difference.
Seed the meme that the GOP steals jobs while the Dems look after them, and the GOP is toast.
The Dems have got to become the party of choice - yes we value you as servants, plumbers etc., if that is what you want to be - but we will also support you if you want to become something else. But it is your choice - not our ideology, values or snobbery which determines whether you should try to be something else.
Vote McCain for war without gain
The Dems want to make working class blue collar workers middle class (white collar) like themselves.
It's like Jews for Jesus. Despite the presentation that it's done out of a sense of goodwill, it's really about committing cultural genocide.
And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
That was the income class that Reagan was industriously working to hollow out through union busting and promoting illegal employment of undocumented migrants ... for the ambition of capturing all productivity gains for profit income, finally achieved under GW Bush, the political division between blue collar and white collar in the face of common economic interests was critical.
I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
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