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  •  Only a Pawn in their Game (0+ / 0-)

    What is the percentage of "southern white male" ... uh ... racists(?) that would vote based on protecting the environment? They've been sold cartoon free market libertarianism and hate "union thugs". They cling to their guns and religion as a badge against all this liberal nonsense from FDR through LBJ that was only to help lazy welfare queens.

    Very little of their economic analysis is at all based on reality but the "personal responsibility" argument is very strong. Can we justify, without grey statistics, the welfare state we fight for? The left of center has been intellectually bankrupt since Nixon rolled back the Great Society. We don't have a way forward besides "defend the New Deal and EPA" and the centrist call to tinker around the edges with tax rates. Reading aloud from the ACA is not singing the Battle Hymn or The International (the later is actually an awful song). (... note the ACA is a "good thing", though just barely and was a sausage making disaster that we paid dearly for in 2010 which happened to be the redistricting year)

    We need an actual movement, not a generic coalition. Maybe the country is ready for government by human mic. Or not.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:53:00 AM PST

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