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  •  I believe the last 30 years have shown (5+ / 0-)

    otherwise.  Why have "Reagan Democrats" voted Republican for all that time? Because they have been convinced that their tax dollars were going to "welfare queens" or immigrants or foreign aid and not for their own benefit.

    People like to believe they are charitable, and indeed, many Republican voters give to charity and relate to Dickens.  But they have voted like Scrooge -- with the difference that they are not wealthy like Scrooge, and yet they have voted themselves (as mmacdDe says above) one accident away from Tiny Tim.

    The Tea Party is an extreme (composed, ironically of many elderly who are the greatest benficiaries of the government).  But it's the non-Tea Party working class Republican voters who have voted like Scrooge to the of their own (and more the poor's) detriment.

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Mon May 23, 2011 at 11:27:41 AM PDT

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    •  we still hold the White House and the Senate. (0+ / 0-)

      Not everyone is a Scrooge. Plus, "Reagan Democrats" need their Medicare... the 80s were a long time ago.

      "We can have concentrated wealth in the hands of a few or we can have democracy, but we can't have both."-- Justice Louis Brandeis

      by ubertar on Mon May 23, 2011 at 02:57:56 PM PDT

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