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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:48 PM

6. For 40 years, they've been the audience for a politics of 'resentment' that

 

projects onto "The Other" (blacks, welfare recipients, single women, Latinos) their own sense of deep economic insecurity in the face of an economic system that views them as eminently disposable.

Had Ted Kennedy won the nomination in 1980, the last 30 years might have been avoided. We'll never know and I really, really like Jimmy Carter. But we needed someone in 1980 to call Reagan out forcefully for the demagogic reactionary he was. Jimmy Carter, despite his many strengths, was not that man.

Good questions you pose, btw

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