LOL - White Fright

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 5:18pm

That (gasp) atheist Christopher Hitchens' comments on Beck Rally and other things.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 11:27am

The facts that only by a slight majority now are more people paying into the system in the form of income taxation and only slightly less than the majority are either not paying into the system or are receiving from the system. Couple that with the continuing economic disaster that we are in and that the current administration has shown itself clueless about how to mend it, and has made it worse, in fact. More reliance on govt is what is tipping this scale as we watch.

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 11:49am

You're using the opinions of Kevin Phillips? He went back home to the democratic party long ago.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Phillips_(political_commentator)


Formerly a Republican Party strategist, Phillips has become disaffected with his former party over the last two decades, and is now one of its harshest critics. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, and is a political analyst on PBS' NOW with Bill Moyers.


Phillips was a strategist on voting patterns for Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign, which was the basis for a book, The Emerging Republican Majority, which predicted a conservative realignment in national politics, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential recent works in political science. His predictions regarding shifting voting patterns in presidential elections proved accurate, though they did not extend "down ballot" to Congress until the Republican revolution of 1994.


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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 12:11pm
OK, I have no idea what angle one has to look from to get that out of the stats, but the way I understand what you are saying is that there are too many poor people in the US and that the government is unable to turn things around.

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 12:14pm
I don't care if he switched sides or if the strategy failed. His explanation seemed pretty straight forward and definitely positioned this as a race-based strategy.

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 12:40pm

I frankly don't want to believe anything is racial.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 12:49pm

That was his interpretation of the strategy. That was how he thought the sourthern strategy should be used. He was not the one that created the southern strategy, nor its philosophy, neither did he represent most of the conservatives much less those running for office.


Here's another clip from your article:


Political scientists Richard Johnston (University of Pennsylvania) and Byron Shafer (University of Wisconsin) have argued that this phenomenon had more to do with the economics than it had to do with race. In The End of Southern Exceptionalism, Johnston and Shafer wrote that the Republicans' gains in the South corresponded to the growth of the upper middle class in that region. They suggested that such individuals believed their economic interests were better served by the Republicans than the Democrats. According to Johnston and Shafer, working-class white voters in the South continued to vote for Democrats for national office until the 1990s. In summary, Shafer told The New York Times, " voted by their economic preferences, not racial preferences".


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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 12:50pm
Keep those half dozen pictures you got circulating Tinker. Hopefully it'll scare enough people to have the desired effect.
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 1:01pm
Okay...I've posted what the southern strategy is already. If you choose not to read it, fine. The ancient cartoons delineating what is a Democrat vs. Republican are just the opposite as a result of the southern strategy. Even Michael Steele admits to it.

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 1:44pm
I, for one, agree with them.
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 1:50pm
OK, so he was deranged, out of touch and had no idea what he was talking about. Nothing you state relly refutes that this was a strategy conceived from a foundation of race.

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