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  •  Right wingers have a history of cutting off theiry (3+ / 0-)
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    noses to spite their faces.

    For example, the main reason why southern states are typcally far behind the other states in many standard of living measurements is that those states have s history of their white populations voting down programs that would've helped them, because those programs would've helped blacks too.  "Better that I and other whites get no help than blacks get any help."  Southern states have a long history of that mindset.  

    Teabaggermis is the modern manifestation of that mindset.  There are groups in the 99% that teabaggers hate, and so they'd rather throw their lot in with the 1% even if it means screwing themselves over in the process.

    •  this is true what you say. (1+ / 0-)
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      but i also remember what happened in missouri. this happened in the election cycle before obama became president.

      missouri republicans proposed cutting medicaid and put it on a referendum. rural whites heard this as code for cutting medicaid for urban blacks. they signed off on the proposal.

      well, guess what happened? much to their surprise, it turned out rural whites also got hit by the statewide cuts to medicaid. hoisted by their own petard, they sought to undo the damage they brought upon themselves.

      and this is why a conservative red state like missouri has a democratic governor today.

      our one demand? return what was stolen.

      by stolen water on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 11:23:18 AM PDT

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