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The GOP and the "Working Class"

annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 8:53 AM
upwithRomney Wrote: 45 minutes ago (8:01 AM) "...While I see myself as a conservative, I no longer see myself as a Republican. Good people. .. . we are being used. Until we reject the social conservative crazies and the ultra wealthy, we will be represented by on one." ----------------- You are either an idiot or a bald faced liar. Or both. You are no more conservative than the man in the moon. Conservatives are first and foremost pro-life, pro-family, pro-military, pro-America, and pro-small government. Social issues are WINNING issues for the GOP, and only a liar or a complete idiot would advocate what you suggest.
Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:05 AM
DEFINITELY a bald faced liar. Reject the ultra rich? Why? Did Bill Gates steal his money? I don't care at all what Bill Gates spends his money on or what he does with it becasue it's not my business. I'm not jealous of what he has-he earned it. No real conservative would make such an ignorant statement.
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:11 AM
Maybe "winning issues" with the Christianists, secessionists, and the drunkards who populate the Republican base. With Americans, though, those values are simply platitudes that have not been thought through. They are the squawking yelps of losers who are owned by their passions.
tibby2 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:21 AM
Perhaps. But at least they are not government owned. Better to be free and ignorant than smart and an indentured servant to government.

Is that sufficient "passion" for you to ridicule me also?

I've always taken exception to the term "working class" used to denote blue collar workers; my dad was a doctor and he was often at the hospital treating patients for 12 1/2 hours per day.  What about that isn't working?

Even so, Matt Lewis (once of Townhall) has an important piece in The Week, discussing the increasing demoralization of the working class (in the traditional sense of the term). It's a topic well worth the GOP's attention, not because "creative destruction" (and the failed lives and towns, etc. that accompany it) isn't an inevitable part of capitalism -- but because...