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  •  Actually, the right wing working class (6+ / 0-)

    seems to have gotten the idea that the government and the banks are working together in a corrupt way that screws over the working man.

    The 1% works fine for me--not with every audience, of course, but no meme works fine with everybody.
    It says something real, and people grasp it.  And I'm not sure what you mean by preaching to the choir, when there was a pretty eclectic group of people out at those encampments and events--everybody from Ron Paul supporters to left-wing Democrats to socialists to independents who weren't particularly political (in their minds anyway) but who had just lost their homes or their jobs.

    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 01:19:51 PM PDT

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    •  I've watched Reagan Democrats laugh about it (0+ / 0-)

      all night long. "We are the 99 percent" when Occupy, for better or worse, read to them (and me FWIW) as the usual suspects.

      > Ron Paul supporters to left-wing Democrats to socialists

      See above. And there's nowhere near enough of that demographic to sway elections.

      If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

      by jgnyc on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:46:44 PM PDT

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      •  well, when the Reagan Democrats lose (5+ / 0-)

        their houses, they might feel differently about people trying to help them save their houses. Or maybe not.

        But we've been chasing "the Reagan Democrat" since they voted for Reagan, mostly by trying to sound conservative. And I don't see that at the end of the day that that's put us in a good position, as progressives. We have less power than we've ever had.

        I suggest advocating for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the creation of jobs, and making Wall St stop messing with people's mortgages--and hopefully bringing them to justice under the law. And hammering those points and sticking to them. If the Reagan Democrats don't come on board for that, they won't come on board for anything.

        Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:13:25 PM PDT

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        •  exactly (0+ / 0-)

          > advocating for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the creation of jobs, and making Wall St stop messing with people's mortgages

          And stop there. We win the culture war stuff anyway down the road and reap maximum benefit from it already. Don't balance the budget on the backs of America's seniors. That's a message that could get into the weeds next year.

          If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

          by jgnyc on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:08:13 PM PDT

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