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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 09:01 PM

26. Actually, you are right, it isn't complicated.

However, Odin is right.

Perception matters, whether the perception is based on reality or a propagandized version thereof.

Liberals have lost this demographic because they don't understand that working class people care about one thing first and foremost, economic stability and opportunity. Granted, social issues are important, but any political party wishing to attract people who if they lose their job are essentially fucked in short stead are going to need to make economic issues the main plank of the platform.

Unfortunately, and this may be an MSM thing, it seems that the Democratic party policy wonks are "concerned" about the economy, but still wringing their hands about its importance and the gravity of the situation. It's also a bit of a Third Way thing as well. It just seems that we seem more comfortable talking about other issues of greater social import and lack the perceived outrage (at least to the extent that is most visible to working class men not already in the liberal camp) to the very real threat of perpetual corporate hegemony that we face.

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