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  •  I don't think the (8+ / 0-)

    conservative elite care much about these cultural issues at all.  They're tools they use to stoke up a certain segment of their base so they can round up votes, but at the end of the day their politics is organized around one thing and one thing only:  devising strategies to funnel wealth to the 1%.  Failure to understand this is a failure to understand American politics, what we're up against, and the root that needs to be fought.  Indeed, those of us who become obsessed with cultural politics, ignoring economic politics, are also being controlled by the right because we allow the shifts in economic policy to go through because we're ignoring them, thereby increasing the general immiseration of all.  We need to address the cultural issues, but in such a way that we don't forget the economic politics that pervades every political issue.

    •  which is why the conservatives feel under attack (0+ / 0-)

      if they were winning what they should have,
      the Supreme court would have reverse Roe v Wad
      and struck abortion as a right.

      The Zero-tolerance on marijuana would still be in,

      the gays would be back in the closet.

      The laws on divorce would be misery.

      women would be in the kitchen, not piloting space shuttles,

      ,,,,,

      only place they have real advances in gun carry stuff.

      •  As I said, I don't (1+ / 0-)
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        thinkdon't think the conservative elite (the 1%) really cares much about these issues.  They're tools they use to manipulate the public, not their real political aims.

        •  the 1% and the 1% of the 1% are actually (1+ / 0-)
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          very liberal.

          You think Charles koch gives a damn if his CPA is gay?

          Hell, he wants to hire the most creative accountants and
          lawyers in the world.

          Same with the rest of the billionaires.

          They just cynically took advantage of the hillbillies.

          if you ever read "Whats the matter with Kansas"
          one day the country folk will wake up and kill their leaders.

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