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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:05 AM

It's mind boggling to me how the very wealthy in this country

Has convinced the desperately poor to vote for allowing the wealthy to take everything from them. Deny them healthcare a decent job with decent wages. AND an education. A 1/3 of the country is infected with such hate, it is truly burning all of us.

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Reply It's mind boggling to me how the very wealthy in this country (Original post)
onecaliberal Feb 2020 OP
dchill Feb 2020 #1
onecaliberal Feb 2020 #2
dchill Feb 2020 #3
onecaliberal Feb 2020 #5
samplegirl Feb 2020 #4
onecaliberal Feb 2020 #6
2naSalit Feb 2020 #7
elleng Feb 2020 #8
King_Klonopin Feb 2020 #12
JudyM Feb 2020 #19
Fiendish Thingy Feb 2020 #9
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2020 #11
JudyM Feb 2020 #20
PJMcK Feb 2020 #10
lunatica Feb 2020 #13
Sherman A1 Feb 2020 #14
ck4829 Feb 2020 #15
Fresh_Start Feb 2020 #16
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #17
Hotler Feb 2020 #18

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:08 AM

1. Poor people don't own the media.

They don't know how under-educated they are.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:10 AM

2. They mock education and history books. They're not interested in education. It is not

A priority in so many states. Even the states that champion education struggle with funding.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:12 AM

3. One condition begets the other.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:15 AM

5. Can't argue with that.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:14 AM

4. It's not just the poor

It’s people with good pensions and money in the banks as well! People that you know are educated and should know better!

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:16 AM

6. I realize that. I work with a lot of them. They're just mean and don't give two shits about anyone

But themselves.

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:19 AM

7. +1

Got a masters degree among other things and I'm poor. And I'm poor because of W and then by the time Obama came around, I was subject to ageism and physical decline. And I can't recall if I've ever voted for anyone but Independents and Democrats.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:22 AM

8. It's affective propaganda, has worked for years.

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 05:20 AM

12. They believe the lies that the wealthy class tells them

1) We, the wealthy and powerful, will share our power with you.
. . . hint: they won't. They will exploit the desperation of the poor.

2) We are concerned about your plight.
. . . hint: they ain't. They are the leading contributor (e.g. the fight against
. . . raising minimum wage, wage disparity, tax cuts for wealthiest, etc.)

3) Only people of low character (i.e. POC) remain in poverty.
. . .You can be wealthy, just like us, because you are just like us
.
. . .hint: it's very hard just to climb to the next higher economic rung.
. . . It's easier to win the lottery than become a billionaire. There are
. . . 2,153 billionaires in the U.S, and the total adult population is roughly
. . . 254,000,000 ! That's 0.000008% -- or -- just 8 people out of every
. . . one million. Delusion and fantasy.

4) We are your true saviors. (e.g the job creators, lifting all boats)
. . .hint: they stand against your interests (e.g. labor unions, affordable
. . .health care, affordable education, a minimum living-wage, etc.)

BUT only if you vote for us. . . . suckers . . . .

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Response to King_Klonopin (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 03:51 PM

19. We need, more than anything, to improve the stickiness of our messaging.

Need better sound bites.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:34 AM

9. This famous quote explains it:

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”


― Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 03:18 AM

11. And the white poor folks see themselves as better

than the black and brown poor folks.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 03:52 PM

20. Fascinating.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 03:09 AM

10. You are too smart

So, two things.

1) Vote a straight Democratic ticket in November.

2) Don't watch Fox News.

Have a heart!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 05:39 AM

13. Poor people have been blasted with propaganda for 30 years

Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Republicans, all have been lying their asses off for decades. They use dog whistle phrases and wedge issues like abortion, illegal aliens and until recently the ‘gay agenda’.

Propaganda.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 06:34 AM

14. We need a UBI

and to change the way we look at how we value both things and people as Andrew Yang is proposing.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 07:08 AM

15. K&R

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:48 AM

16. the wealthy are twice as likely to vote as the desperately poor

maybe we should be focusing on registering the poor to vote and making certain they have the ability to go vote

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:53 AM

17. LBJ said it perfectly...

“If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:55 AM

18. Fox news, rich people paying rich people to

tell middle class people to blame poor people. It's only class warfare when we fight beak.

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