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    melo, Kentucky DeanDemocrat, ohcanada

    Well I know many like that, especially white males with at least some education. They are not nearly as "socially liberal" as it may seem, as often they retain just enough hate and fear to listen to republican propagandists that fool them into believing that the fiscally irresponsible republican party, the party of deficit for 30 years, is actually like the old fiscally conservative party of 2 generations ago.

    Many of the republicans I know just feel that the Democratic Party is the party of black people, who they hate and fear, and they can never have common cause with them.

    I didn't believe this when I was younger but racism (a type of fear) is a huge driving force in our society, perverts our politics, and helps makes us different from Canada and the progessive parts of europe. It is also always underestimated because it's not admitted to publically.

    •  Thanks for that (0+ / 0-)

      it helped me think it through.

      Think Tank. "A place where people are paid to think by the makers of tanks" Naomi Klein.

      by ohcanada on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 02:33:02 PM PST

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      •  Many of these white male republicans (0+ / 0-)

        see themselves as self-made men, even though they had some advantages they did better than their fathers. So they think "I did it on my own, so can other people." It's a mindset that precludes them from allowing government to help others, even if they may be generous themselves.

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