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PS The reasons why the middle income blue collar whites shifted had nothing to do with your purported denigration of manual work but rather it was race and insufficient hawkishness. It started in 1968 with a backlash against civil rights and opposition to the Vietnam war and continued with Reagans similar themes on welfare queens and standing up to the commies.
by MarekNYC on Mon Oct 20th, 2008 at 10:57:09 AM EST
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