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Response to jeff47 (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:59 AM

28. Not all of them. Some of them voted in the 2008 Democratic primaries and supported Hillary Clinton

because they couldn't bring themselves to vote for the black guy. They're the same ones who think Chris Christie is likable. They love Christine Todd Whitman and other so-called "moderate" Republicans. They love John McCain when they were duped into thinking he was a moderate, and they also didn't think George "Dumbya" Bush would be that bad.

Yes, some of this is the fault of the Democrats who ran with their tail stuck between their legs. They were ashamed of the liberalism of the 60s. They thought we went too far with the "free love" shit and perhaps we knee-grows needed to understand our place; we pushed for civil rights too fast--perhaps we needed to slow that down a bit. Besides we lost the south, and I think there's a contingent of the Democratic Party is the South and midwest who never fully forgave blacks in the Democratic Party for that. They felt that they had to reach out more to Republicans in order to win back the South. They were wrong. They couldn't accept that the Democrats were going to lose the South and that was all there was to it. Rather than recrafting the message and harking back to traditional Democratic Party principles, the Democrats starting acting like Republicans and the rest, as they say, is history. Now here we are.

It was the Southern Democrats, the Reagan Democrats of the Industrial States (PA, OH, MI) who couldn't let go and pushed the party in this direction.

How we gonna get it back?

Tom Frank gave us a good explanation of how we got here in "What's the Matter With Kansas" but we have to figure out how to get Kansas back.

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