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Dealers in Hope

aloneinmichigan Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 8:46 AM
Correct. The democrat party, once a place where helping the poor to become not poor was my political home. No longer the case. The only people it has helped to become non poor are the socialist elitists in acedemia and the the government employee unions. More coming to America soon. With Obama care set to add some 30mm health care workers to the mix of democrat beholding voters. It is now officially over.The Republic has died.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column.

I could be writing the expected narrative from a conservative at the Democratic National Convention, but have chosen instead to acknowledge that Pitts, though a lefty, is right. If the Democrats and Republicans aren't talking about the greater goal of helping the poor become un-poor (rather than just sending them a check to sustain them in their poverty), is anyone doing something to help them? At least...