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TomCADem

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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 11:41 PM Apr 2021

Plutocrats with Pitchforks - How Republicans Use Racism to Oppress White Working Class

Excellent analysis by Yale Political Science professor Jacob Hacker regarding how the the Republican party stokes racial tensions to get the white working class to support policies that only benefit the super rich. For example, Grover Norquist will attack taxes by arguing that they will be used to benefit immigrants and minorities. Thus, the formula is to fight some popular policy such as more funding for infrastructure bill, all Republicans need to do is point out examples of how it might benefit minorities or immigrants.

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Plutocrats with Pitchforks - How Republicans Use Racism to Oppress White Working Class (Original Post) TomCADem Apr 2021 OP
Thanks for posting this video. Will bookmark. alwaysinasnit Apr 2021 #1
The Lecture Provides A Great Explanation... TomCADem Apr 2021 #2

TomCADem

(17,461 posts)
2. The Lecture Provides A Great Explanation...
Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:36 PM
Apr 2021

...of how Republicans leverage divisive “cultural” issues, i.e., racism, to get Republican voters to vote for policies that primarily benefit the 1 percent and harm Trump’s voters.

However, the Lecture also provides a great explanation of why Ted Cruz, DeSantis, Rubio and other would-be 2024 candidates are looking to adopt Trump’s focus on stirring up hate.

Protecting the rich is not a great slogan. This is why Republicans keep on doubling down on creating division in the US.

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