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Posted By: pdq
01-Sep-07 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Little Hawk,

I said "The vast majority of people he (FDR) did not reach out to were White, Christian and middle class" and that is what I meant. That group is still the heart and sole of the Republican party, with Athiests, Jews, Blacks, illegal aliens, truly poor, recent immigrants, gays, and a few others often voting around 90% for Democrats. The FDR coalition will net the Democrats about 41% in a presidential election and it does not have anthing to do with the quality of the candidate.

The point about Bryan is that his coalition was as asinine to most Americans as FDR's was brilliant. Bryan's people wanted to take away my right to have a drink. They also wanted to make it a crime to teach evolution in science class. He and his Socialists planned to confiscate real and personal property "for the greater good", which always mean "for them". Yes, the Democrat coalition of his time was confusing to the American people and more than a little bit un-constitutional. The amount of money McKinley spent and where if was sourced is typical sour grapes. People did not want Bryan, it's that simple.