Monday, September 25, 2006

How Democrats can win

Fight the Class War
If patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels, crying “class warfare” is the last refuge of wealthy elitists. Yet, inexplicably, this red herring emasculates Democrats in Washington. Every time pro–middle-class legislation is offered, Republicans berate it as class warfare. Worse, they get help from corporate factions within the Democratic Party itself.

But as countless examples show, progressives are making inroads into culturally conservative areas by talking about economic class. This is not the traditional (and often condescending) Democratic pandering about the need for a nanny government to provide for the masses. It is us-versus-them red meat, straight talk about how the system is working against ordinary Americans...(cont...)

1 comment:

Jan_ from_ BruceCounty said...

excellent article. I read it to the end. Funny how many working stiffs - on both sides of the border - see trade agreements, such as nafta, as sucking decent jobs and resources from the everyday people on main street. Our main stream media and political elites also do this talk of how great the economy is doing, more trade and intergration is better stuff. Yet small and medium size businesses and the workers don't feel that way. It's tapping into this eco class, which cuts across gender, race that will win again.

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