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  •  He was a classic Reagan Democrat (7+ / 0-)

    Came from a New Deal white ethnic working/middle class urban background, big on urban party machine blue collar meat and potatoes populism, drifted away from Dems and towards Repubs when conservatism was all the rage and people like him got turned off by "Welfare Queen", "Soft on defense", "Tax and spend" liberalism that didn't speak to people like him. Was awed by the ruthless but efficient GOP political machine during the Gingrich years. Then started coming back when it became clear that Bush II was the biggest phony and worst thing to happen to the US since, well, ever, and Dems started electing leaders who knew how to connect with regular people (which he continued to see himself as despite being very rich and well-connected). I'm not saying that I agree with this view, just that I think that it accurately reflects his.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 05:45:42 AM PST

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