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  •  You're right in the sense that (none)
    both parties have failed a significant chunk of the population.

    The problem I have with class warfare is:  it doesn't work.  See "What's Wrong with Kansas?" by Thomas Frank.  Those who have been failed are often the quickest to vote their values, not their pocketbook.

    •  Precisely (none)
      Those who have been failed are often the quickest to vote their values, not their pocketbook.

      That in a sentence is what I took several paragraphs to get around to, and that's exactly the way I read Frank's book.

      We need to give them something to vote for other than their values. That would seem to mean addressing the issues of the middle class and turning away from the corporatist, DLC agenda the Dems have largely been following for the last 12 years. That's going to look a lot like class warfare.

      Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

      by badger on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 11:45:14 AM PST

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