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  •  There is a radio program about being (8+ / 0-)

    very white in America, it's called Prairie Home Companion. People ask me if I'm a fan, being from MN and all. I answer that I do listen sometimes, but it hits a little too close to home most of the time.

    Here is my biggest complaint about poor white people: all a politician has to do is point to people of color and say, "look, those (lazy) people are taking your stuff!"

    And most of those working class white people will vote for the billionaire's candidate, hoping all the while that the nice billionaire will trickle down some wealth on them.

    (Get a clue, working class white people, that yellow stuff coming out of the billionaire & falling on your head, it might be golden, but it won't buy you any comforts.)

    How to put this into a TV shoew? Don't know.

    Also, it's one thing for a fellow worker to mock & criticize poor whites, quite another for upper class people to do it. (There is another word for poor whites that I would use, but then I get jumped on, even tho that is where I come from.)

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Nov: Lives lost trying to earn a living.

    by JayRaye on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:34:00 PM PST

    •  I think we are the only country on the planet (5+ / 0-)
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      where so many low income white people believe and vote against their economic self-interest.  It used to be like that in the UK in the Thatcher days, but even they evolved.  The Conservative Party there now even supports gay marriage and is not trying to voucher-ize their single payer health care system.

    •  I don't live in poverty, but I am close to being (5+ / 0-)

      a poor white person.

      Those that vote Republican against their own best interests are, in my view, one or more of the following: uninformed, ignorant, partisan, (in Obama's case) racist, apolitical, stupid, naive...

      But it really has little to do with their financial state. Did I leave out Southern? Didn't mean to.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:56:29 PM PST

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      •  Well, I mostly agree with what you are saying (1+ / 0-)
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        except that it has everything to do with their financial state, because if they were rich & voting Republican, then they would be voting in their own financial interest and not against it.

        WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Nov: Lives lost trying to earn a living.

        by JayRaye on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:10:13 PM PST

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