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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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