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  •  I don't expect immigrants or the communities of (4+ / 0-)

    constituents being marginalized by the GOP voting against their own interests the way the white population has been talked into doing.  Without the demonization and scapegoating working their way, the GOP has nothing.  As long as the coalition of groups that formed this past election continues to respect, empower and include each other the GOP can't play one against the other either.  The President has given us the model and the way to find our strength in diversity through interdependence.

    •  That's a good observation. (0+ / 0-)

      The white voters who are voting for the corporate party are doing it in part because they believe the portrayal of ethnic minorities taking their jobs and their hierarchical status in American society, when they don't realize that their jobs are being taken by their own bosses. They, however, have someone "lower on the totem pole" to hold responsible. The ethnic minorities being pilloried, however, don't have anyone else to blame, and they know they aren't doing it to themselves, so perhaps they are not so easily misled.

      Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

      by OrdinaryIowan on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:02:47 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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        Tribalism is how the GOP gets poor whites to vote against their economic interests, but it doesn't allow the GOP to expand without angering those same groups.

        It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. - WSC

        by Solarian on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:44:48 PM PDT

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      •  Having started my civic involvement during the (1+ / 0-)
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        2008 campaign and continuing through the following years I have become aware that very deep compassionate connections have formed in my psyche as if my tribe is now the people who are willing to work together toward positive change and the notions of respecting, empowering and including each other.  This seems to have superseded other connections somehow.  When I see groups in other countries striving for the same thing they feel like part of my tribe.  I have a coffee table book from way back titled "Family of Man" and that's how this feels.

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