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It’s still the economy, stupid! Obama goes on the attack September 20, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, McCain, News, Obama, Politics.
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Michael Tomasky
The Guardian,
Saturday September 20 2008

The basic identities of America’s two political parties have been in place for at least 40 years and, on core economic questions, for 70, since Franklin Roosevelt’s time. Whatever so-called “low-information voters” do or don’t know about politics, they know that the Democrats are the party of working people, and the Republicans are the party of the rich.

It doesn’t end up being as positive for the Democrats as that formulation makes it sound. Since the 1980s, Republicans have been successful in shifting public opinion among America’s middle-class more towards the view that their economic fate is tied up with rich people’s. In addition, a weak union movement – just one in 14 private-sector workers is a union member today – means that class consciousness exists only on the margins. Source Article

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