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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 09:55 AM

2. Paul Krugman observed this five years ago

in his book The Conscience of a Liberal. Historically, repugs have exploited racial prejudice to dupe the poor in that region into voting against their best interests. For instance, it's hardly remembered today, but Harry Truman attempted to get a national healthcare plan passed, but conservatives scared white folks in the south with stories of black people getting treated in hospitals <gasp> alongside them. Sad to say, the politics of fear works on a large segment of society, and the repugs have taken full advantage.

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