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Trump is going to war on low-income housing in suburbs. He once embraced it.
Trump's dramatic about-face on the issue came as he began to hammer a "law and order" theme after widespread racial justice protests this summer, lifting a page from the Richard Nixon 1968 playbook.
"This is an attempt to make a law-and-order case to an audience that no longer exists," Dworkin said. "The people who live in the suburbs today are largely going to be embarrassed by these arguments and do not want to be associated with racist housing policies, even when they have reservations about affordable housing."
evergreen NIMBY bloc meets HUD Sec.8 "Housing Choice" rental vouchers seeping into post-2009 REITs inventory. Baltimore city Community Development actually subcontracts NGOs to steer voucher tenants into adjacent county markets rather than rehab inner-city stock with HUD project-based-vouchers (PBV). This bias maximizes private-sector rental prices and RE speculation.
"The 'suburban housewife' will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood," [Trump] tweeted on Aug. 12. "Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker [sic] in charge!"
by Cat on Sun Aug 23rd, 2020 at 04:15:14 PM EST
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Republicans have been appealing to the racism of white suburban women since the 1970s.  See Lee Atwater & etc.  And it worked well until it stopped working in 2018.

The Known/Unknown of this election is how well it will work in 2020.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Aug 25th, 2020 at 06:32:01 PM EST
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waaaaaaill, I've long been skeptical of the learned helplessness, penury, and nobility of "suburban white women" (and minorities) in 'Merica. So I'm not inclined to put airs on the cheeto heir-apparent, especially after finishing the WONDERFUL novel about Cromwellian, "episcopal", and papist legacies, The Entailed Hat (1884).

What a hoot!

by Cat on Tue Aug 25th, 2020 at 09:09:40 PM EST
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