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  •  Set Aside the Moral and Policy Problems... (0+ / 0-)

    ...with your comment.  It's not even accurate to say that the working class--at least not the white working class--is part of the Democratic base anymore.  It's not.  It's now more Republican than Democratic, and has been for several elections.  

    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

    by Dana Houle on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 08:29:29 AM PDT

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    •  That's Debatable..... (0+ / 0-)

      The 2006 elections provided the first evidence that we're starting to win the white working class back (Ohio, Missouri), largely by campaigning on a message of economic populism.  And how do the Dems respond?  They single out these voters for a massive new tax increase.  

      The Dems' first order of business domestically is to make the nation's tax burden massively MORE regressive than it was under Republicans??!?!?  If this is how the Democratic Party intends to operate, they deserve to lose.

      •  Sure, the War in Iraq Had NOTHING to Do With It (3+ / 0-)
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        And people are stupid enough to vote for more war if it means it might save them a dollar to so on a pack of smokes.  

        And of course, none of those smokers in the working class have children, or if they do, they're all covered by health insurance.

        Give it up, your argument has more holes than a colander.

        The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

        by Dana Houle on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 08:58:27 AM PDT

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      •  you think this is the only tax suggestion (1+ / 0-)
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        Democrats will make? You have a bug up your ass about smoking, and it seems to be accompanied by a whole lot of leap-of-faith assumptions to try to make your point.

        You also do not have the facts on your side. by all means provide them if you do. So far, throughout this thread your argument has been 'you're wrong because I'm right'.

        No links, no facts... no credibility.

        see graph. With 75% support, the gist of your argument is just plain and demonstrably wrong regarding taxes, though I do not have the crosstabs available.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 09:07:58 AM PDT

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