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I think that until about 1970, the republican party tended to be the party of business while the democratic party tended to be the party of labor. The combination of the racist Southern Strategy, the inclusion of fundamentalists, and the conversion of blue collar Catholics by leveraging the question of abortion changed the picture. The democrats lost control of the lower income working class and immigrant voters.

Overall, the GOP is probably still the party of the wealthy, but the shift was when they managed to shift some working class voters to their side. Those voters are suckers.

by asdf on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 08:49:54 PM EST
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I have posted this before. wikiwtf source. See if you can locate it. Integrate the data with your theory of US poor people's preference for GOP- or DNC- controlled governments.

bi-partisan purges of "commies"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 10:23:11 PM EST
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1931-1995 democrats control both houses almost continuously. Southern strategy gets Nixon in in 1969.

It's not like this is my own unique and personally-developed hypothesis.

by asdf on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:07:59 AM EST
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"1931-1995 democrats control both houses almost continuously" and defeated communism, socialism, and collective bargaining rights at home and abroad.

Now, to whom do you owe the honors of decoding "The Southern Strategy" that purportedly induced poor people who presumably had been Democratic Party voters to elect Nixon, Reagan, two Bush, and a Trump?

Not to mention state legislature delegates and governors who enjoyed the pleasure of Republican Party company.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 12:37:47 AM EST
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Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants
Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume.
"shrinking middle-class" purportedly abandoned by labor unions and GI bills
"We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most," union Vice President Terry Dittes said in a statement, referring to union concessions that helped GM survive bankruptcy protection in 2009.
nod to DNC bank recap, "Car Czar" unit, which pretended that UAW had not agreed with GM in 2007 (RNC admin) to a two-tier pension and wage shaft.
The announcement came hours after the union let its contract with GM expire Saturday night. If there is a strike, picketers would shut down a total of 53 GM facilities, including 33 manufacturing sites and 22 parts distribution warehouses. GM has factories in Michigan, Ohio, New York, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Indiana and Kansas.
"productivity" pride and "free trade" growth myths bite poor people in ass, right?
A strike would bring to a halt GM's U.S. production, and would likely stop the company from making vehicles in Canada and Mexico as well. That would mean fewer vehicles for consumers [!] to choose from on dealer lots, and it would make it impossible to build specially ordered cars and trucks.
Partisan "bickering" seems to be working well for middle-classes in the EU, too.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 01:24:42 AM EST
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Overnight "roughly 49,000" has become 46,000.

In Union Auto Workers Set to Strike at GM Plants , "A strike by the union's 49,200 members means a halt to GM's production across all its plants in the U.S., and would likely affect production in Canada and Mexico as well."

Which fact is true? And aren't you relieved that it's not your job, responsibility, or "mandate" to decide?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 03:05:06 PM EST
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"48,000 hourly workers"

White House says not involved in contract talks with GM, UAW union

"The Trump Administration, including Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro, are not involved in the negotiations between the UAW and GM," said White House spokesman Judd Deere.

Politico reported earlier Tuesday that the two senior White House officials were "both involved in the talks," citing an unnamed person.
A UAW spokesman said he could not comment on a report about White House involvement because "we don't know about it."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 06:47:22 AM EST
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GM Strikers Say 'No More Tiers!'
"It's uplifting because we're making a stand," she said. "We're not accepting concessions from a company posting billions of dollars of profit. And because we're all together. There's safety in numbers. We're standing up for ourselves in solidarity."

Strikers are hoping to make up ground lost since the United Auto Workers agreed to two-tier wages in 2007, followed by the Great Recession and the auto bailout, when GM got $50 billion from the taxpayers and even more concessions.

The company has since rebounded, making $35 billion in profits over the past three years. GM paid no federal income taxes last year and gifted CEO Mary Barra $22 million.

archived "Amazon of airlines"
Lemmesee: base-cut, two-tier compensation structure? I bet they fell for it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 08:19:12 PM EST
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Those suckers believe in Reaganomics, trickle down economy and in what Americans profess as the "American Dream". Hollywood fantasy ... ohh Reagan was a bad actor and Trump a poor showmaster of the Apprentice. 😎

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 10:33:21 PM EST
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How quickly the world wishes it could forget that

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 11:07:50 PM EST
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