“Where to begin?”
A shattered economy means the target demo for evangelical religion, middle and southern working class American males, are in for the biggest economic hurt. They’re the ones who work with their hands, and occupy middle management at the retail outfits spiraling into insolvency.
Into this enters Obamaployment, 2-3 million public works jobs. Dream jobs, in terms of wage, benefit and job security. Jobs that by design will go to ... middle and southern working class American males.
They used to be trade unionists. They used to be blue dog democrats. They turned into Reagan Democrats in the 80’s, and Evangelical Republicans in the 90’s.
The bleeding of this demo into both the Evangelical and GOP camps directly correlates with the loss of the original Obamaployment, union protected employment.
When the Dems had nothing left to materially offer this demo, thery came here.
The Dems are ‘finding god’ again because it perfectly wing-tips with the demo they’re trying to lock up again. The GOP/Evangelical demo. OUR demo.
Men will defend their jobs and the economic well being of their families.
This is SUCH a trap. A Democratic Party that’s merged employment with faith politics, against a GOP railing against that employment and telling people they arent religious enough anymore?
These are smart people and they setting up the mother of all 2012 electoral traps, and they arent even in power yet.
These are smart people and they setting up the mother of all 2012 electoral traps, and they arent even in power yet.Glad to see someone gets it. The Obama crew is *smart*. The GOP is going to be the washington generals of politics for the next 20 years unless they get their act together *fast*.
If the Obamanation can offer this demograph faith and family, then this demo will be hard pressed to vote against him. The faith will be faux faith of course, nice sounding terms, but in practice really nothing more than feel-good talk and “programs”. The family will be economic support for their wife and kids via union protected jobs or WPA like make work. And who can blame them?
Selling free-market principles and faith that has failed to deliver much in fixes to our social problems (gay marriage, abortion, secular schools) is a difficult task. Of course in the long run it will fail, but it is all about the next election isn't it ....