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  •  White men earning <$50k are losing jobs too (7+ / 0-)

    "Right now, Americans trust political leaders more than business leaders. That's new and it has consequences."

    And without a majority of them the GOP is SOL.

    All the anti-spending, do nothing, standing on principle, let's hurt the unemployed GOP rhetoric is hurting them with everyone that is going through a bad economic situation and that include a bunch of GOPers  

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by IamTheJudge on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 07:47:47 AM PST

    •  All the Guns in the world... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...don't do a damn bit of good if you can't afford the ammo. And that's what a portion of the traditional GOP voting base is smacked in the face with right now. Other such realities will strike other working- and middle-class slivers of the GOP coalition.

      I'm not saying it will result in mass defection in terms of party registration and identification. But it will cause many of them to decide that something else is more important than casting a ballot in the next couple of Election Days.

      Single Payer...NOW!!!

      by Egalitare on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 07:59:28 AM PST

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    •  $80K is more like the old $50K of only a few (2+ / 0-)
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      years ago. If you want to have health insurance and afford to heat your house and drive a vehicle, that old marker of $50K/yr for a family of 4 is ridiculous. Most places in this country, $50K for a family of 4 income is poor.

      Many of them that GOP folks who cling bitterly to their guns and religion are starting to see the light, the real truth.

      •  So, if we can leave their guns (3+ / 0-)
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        and religion alone, and get them jobs and higher wages, they'll start voting Dem again.

        Whoda thunk it.

        --Shannon

        "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
        "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

        by Leftie Gunner on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 08:11:23 AM PST

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        •  Simply, you are correct. (4+ / 0-)

          Leave these people to their 'traditions' [as liberals and progressives are wont to do anyway - most of us don't try to proselytize, we just present the facts], and let them come to their own conclusions as to who is really better when it comes to their economic welfare.

          Obama's statement of 'the bitterly clinging' was not at attack on them, just an observation. It was an accurate observation.

          Obama's mistake was saying the truth out loud. Most Americans aren't used to hearing the truth spoken out loud. That's why Jeremiah Wright got in so much trouble, too.

          Once many of the clingers realize there guns and religion are under threat, no matter how much the inflated gas bag Limbaugh tries to tell them otherwise, the economic truths - that we are in a class war will sink in.

          This is a war of the classes, not a religious war, not a war about guns. It's Corporations against People. It has been since the 1950s; Ike Eisenhower even told us to our faces what it's all about, and 50 years later, blue collar America is finally getting the message.

          •  I wrote about after the election (1+ / 0-)
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            the GOP talking points about the perils of the Obama administration were just too bizarre particularly among the xtianist faithful and too easy to debunk, come on communists, sharia law, madrassas?

            My point them was that when (no if about it) Obama showed himself as you run of the mill christian pol, worried by the plight of regulars folks, and not overly concerned with guns and religion, the cognitive dissonance would have been huge. leading a few to understand that they were lied to

            "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

            by IamTheJudge on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 08:47:45 AM PST

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