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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:31 PM
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13. While I don't entirely dispute the "clever construct"...
without the idea of Reagan democrats it is difficult to explain why the Macomb county Dem's of the time voted for Democrats in (basically) all other offices (federal, state and local): http://www.detnews.com/2004/politics/0409/08/a01-265586...

"In the early 1980s, the county was recognized nationally as the land of the Reagan Democrats, when voters in Macomb chose Ronald Reagan while electing Democrats for every county office."

Macomb county info:
http://www.cnn.com/interactive/allpolitics/0010/battleg...

The residents of Macomb County at that time WERE democrats---your statements clearly explain Reagan's wins in the south.

I am not claiming that my neighbors voted for Reagan for logical reasons --- and that is my point personal charisma. I never claimed that democrats were enthralled by Reagan's person ----but "Reagan democrats" were (define Reagan Dem's as people who considered themselves Dems and generally voted for Dems in all offices except POTUS)

Moving back to Michigan and Macomb County in 2000, I noted that the county has changed---- becoming more affluent and more conservative-----But , the residents at the time of the Reagan Democrats were truly Democrats who voted for Reagan.

We went narrowly for Kerry in the last election.

Far clearer than anything I had to say:
http://www.policyreview.org/AUG01/arens.html



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