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  •  Luckily (2+ / 0-)

    that hair can be split.

    Because the Republican constituency is economic rather than geographic, the Democrats could help (or not harm) the rural poor who make up much of their voting block, while socking it to the wealthy urban elites who make up their donor list.  Who do you wanna bet squeals?

    •  Good point (1+ / 0-)
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      There is a lot of populist and libertarian thinking among the working class in Nebraska, that I have noticed--in other words, they don't necessarily fit comfortably into the Republican agenda but will just vote that way out of tradition and knee-jerk conservatism. But if you talk to most people, they seem to share a more democratic (small d) viewpoint than you'd expect.

      I think the Republicans here made excellent use of religiosity, getting people to the polls about abortion and gay rights. But now these issues are fading in importance (at least I think/hope they are), they don't have much left to fool people with.

      I do think the 99% here would welcome taxing the rich and corporations! But even so, people here will keep voting Republican regardless, if there are no clear alternatives on the ballot.

      I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

      by sillia on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 10:11:07 AM PST

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