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Thread #104395   Message #2138631
Posted By: Little Hawk
01-Sep-07 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
I will never take away your right to have a drink, pdq! ;-) By golly, I can see why you don't like W.J. Bryan.

I understand your point about the class thing. Don't you think, though, that the Republicans have to some extent deliberately alienated some of those groups you mentioned, and done it in order to court the votes of frightened White, middle-class, Christian (meaning Protestant) Americans who are scared of "those people"?

I do.

So both the Democrats and the Republicans have, in effect, used "divide and conquer" tactics. They have used the fear of one group to get the votes of another group. They have just aimed those tactics at different constituencies.

Note too, how when the Republicans get into office they go to great efforts to find someone who is Black for an important cabinet position. This is downright funny, because it's so transparent why they do it. They do it because virtually no blacks in the USA are voting Republican, and they want to prove something...so they cherrypick a handful of high profile Blacks like Rice and Powell, etc. to show that, hey, we Republicans are really on the side of Black Americans....yeah, right! Suuuure you are... ;-)

I think the Democrats and Republicans are equally slimy and disingenuous when it comes to that sort of thing. They will happily use the fear of one part of the public against another part of the public to feather their own nests.

Anyway, I'm gonna go read up on "Scopes-Monkey" and see what exactly they were arguing about. In detail.