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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #35
42. Not Quite True, Sir
Not only are there a number of persons still living and voting who fit the classic description, but the term has become a sort of short-hand for the bloc of working class voters who vote Republican though it is clearly against their material interests. This is a vey large bloc, and the Democratic Party needs to make inroads into it.

One other eleement that bothers me somewhat in the line you press is the loose use of the phrase "return to our Democratic base". Doing this would be recapturing precisely the bloc of working class voters the D.L.C. aims at, whether in a useful manner or not. That isd the traditional base of the Democratic Party.
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