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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-15-07 01:25 PM
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2. well, someone voted for that asshole, and it wasn't just Repigs
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  -Did "Reagen Democrats" really exist? Dawgs  Mar-15-07 01:24 PM   #0 
  - Yes, I'm afraid they did.  WI_DEM   Mar-15-07 01:25 PM   #1 
  - gotta love the description. "Working class, fiscally responsible, family values"  ComerPerro   Mar-15-07 01:27 PM   #3 
     - I think it's helpful to look at how Carter looked in 1980  bryant69   Mar-15-07 01:39 PM   #16 
     - even if that were the case, why did they vote for him AGAIN in 84?  ComerPerro   Mar-15-07 01:46 PM   #23 
        - I think your disdain for Reagan, well justified though it is,  bryant69   Mar-15-07 01:50 PM   #26 
           - his most successful speeches were based on lies, that was the "strength"  ComerPerro   Mar-15-07 02:35 PM   #37 
              - I can see that your mind is made up  bryant69   Mar-15-07 02:44 PM   #38 
                 - lol, if you wanna worhip at the Church of Reagan, you might try watching Hannity  ComerPerro   Mar-15-07 02:46 PM   #39 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-07 03:07 PM   #40 
                       - insult me all you want. I'm not the one still delusional enough to think he was a great man.  ComerPerro   Mar-15-07 03:49 PM   #42 
                          - OK let me run this down again.  bryant69   Mar-15-07 06:18 PM   #43 
     - Yeah, they did exist:  damntexdem   Mar-15-07 03:47 PM   #41 
  - well, someone voted for that asshole, and it wasn't just Repigs  ComerPerro   Mar-15-07 01:25 PM   #2 
  - It was a term that was coined in the early 80's after Reagan's election.  madinmaryland   Mar-15-07 01:27 PM   #4 
  - many were also from industrialized blue collar/ethnic areas of the MW  WI_DEM   Mar-15-07 01:29 PM   #7 
  - So that explains Regean's wins in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, etc.  Clark2008   Mar-15-07 01:43 PM   #21 
  - Sure they existed  new_beawr   Mar-15-07 01:28 PM   #5 
  - You bet there were.  GregD   Mar-15-07 01:29 PM   #6 
  - Yes my father was one...  liberaliraqvet26   Mar-15-07 01:29 PM   #8 
  - Yup...  Sammy Pepys   Mar-15-07 01:30 PM   #9 
  - It goes back before Carter. It certainly was in effect in '72 with so-called "Nixon Democrats"  WI_DEM   Mar-15-07 01:36 PM   #14 
     - I was thinking of "Reagan Democrats" in their purest form...  Sammy Pepys   Mar-15-07 01:50 PM   #27 
  - Oh they did exist: Working class people who ordinarily voted Democratic  kenny blankenship   Mar-15-07 01:32 PM   #10 
  - Yes.  baldguy   Mar-15-07 01:34 PM   #11 
  - The same 'Dems'  realpolitik   Mar-15-07 01:34 PM   #12 
  - I'm a Reagan Democrat ...  Drifter   Mar-15-07 01:35 PM   #13 
  - Oh, snap!  gatorboy   Mar-15-07 01:46 PM   #24 
  - Yes, but I think it's more accurate to call them "Nixon Democrats"...  SteppingRazor   Mar-15-07 01:36 PM   #15 
  - So, the Southern Strategy was used for Reagan's wins in Michigan  Clark2008   Mar-15-07 01:46 PM   #25 
     - Clinton would've won without a single southern state -- both times  SteppingRazor   Mar-15-07 01:58 PM   #33 
  - We called my dad a reagan Democrat because Reagan turned him into a dem  Hamlette   Mar-15-07 01:40 PM   #17 
  - Yes - my Dad was one. Mom stuck with Carter.  Clark2008   Mar-15-07 01:41 PM   #18 
  - Yes, but many gradually realized that the GOP worked against  BlueManDude   Mar-15-07 01:41 PM   #19 
  - Reagan was a simple guy with simple answers for simpletons.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-15-07 01:43 PM   #20 
  - alas yes  leftofthedial   Mar-15-07 01:45 PM   #22 
  - My siblings claimed to be "Democrats for Bush" when  Rabbit of Caerbannog   Mar-15-07 01:52 PM   #28 
  - Unfortunately yes. Lots of them in my area  Strawman   Mar-15-07 01:52 PM   #29 
  - My husband even voted for him...  Blue_In_AK   Mar-15-07 01:54 PM   #30 
  - Yes - my dad was one  gollygee   Mar-15-07 01:56 PM   #31 
  - I hail from Macomb County Michigan ....  etherealtruth   Mar-15-07 01:57 PM   #32 
  - Oh yeah, they existed..  mohinoaklawnillinois   Mar-15-07 02:04 PM   #34 
  - Many people bought the "image".  Old and In the Way   Mar-15-07 02:15 PM   #35 
  - The economy was AWFUL in 1980  sandnsea   Mar-15-07 02:29 PM   #36 

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