Casualty of Capitalism

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Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Brie vs. Velveeta

My experience so far with Kerry-supporting friends and collegues is that they are utterly stupified by the "stupid people and rednecks" from the South and Midwest who shunned their candidate for an intellectual lightweight like current and future President George W. Bush. A common theme is that Republicans are a bunch of dummies swayed by the machinations of that evil genius Karl Rove, whose mind control powers are second to none. They can't debate red staters because they are a bunch ill-informed, Bible-beating Neanderthals. GOP-supporters are those deranged "[w]hite folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals on the back" that Howard Dean was talking about.

There is no better summary of this phenomenon than here at For a quick taste:

It’s not Nader’s fault (this time). It’s not the media’s fault (though they do
bear a heavy responsibility for much of what ails our political system). It’s
not “our” fault either. The problem is just this: Slightly more than half of the
citizens of this country simply do not care about what those of us in the
“reality-based community” say or believe about anything.

MORE: From Powerline:

The reason the Democrats have lost five of the last seven presidential elections
is simple: A generation ago, the big capitalists, who have no morals, as we
know, decided to make use of the religious right in their class war against the
middle class and against the regulations that were protecting those whom they
considered to be their rightful prey—workers and consumers. The architects of
this strategy knew perfectly well that they were exploiting, among other
unsavory qualities, a long American habit of virulent racism, but they did it
anyway, and we see the outcome now—Cheney is the capitalist arm and Bush is the
religious arm. They know no boundaries or rules. They are predatory and
resentful, amoral, avaricious, and arrogant. Lots of Americans like and admire
them because lots of Americans, even those who don't share those same qualities,
don't know which end is up. Can the Democrats appeal to such voters? Do they
want to?

STILL MORE: At Instapundit.

Sheesh. Sour grapes.


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