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  • Democrats Try Wooing Ones Who Got Away: White Men

    03/03/2014 8:21:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2014 | JACKIE CALMES
    "..................What discourages Democrats is that men’s attitudes shaped over generations — through debates over civil rights, anti-Communism, Vietnam, feminism, gun control and dislocations from lost manufacturing jobs and stagnant wages in a global economy — are not easily altered. “Democrats are for a bunch of freeloaders in this world as far as I’m concerned,” said Gari Day, 63, an Avis bus driver from suburban Detroit. “Republicans make you work for your money, and try to let you keep it.” Michael Bunce, 48, buying parts at a Lowe’s in Southfield, Mich., first ascribed his Republican bias to fiscal matters, but quickly...
  • Any signs of people in blue states starting to turn away from Democrats?

    02/24/2014 7:36:48 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 64 replies
    Has anyone seen any signs that people in blue states may be turning away from the big government ideology that has controlled these states for so many decades? Any discussions with relatives, neighbors or friends who are Democrats?
  • Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

    09/16/2013 2:40:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://blog.heritage.org ^ | September 16, 2013 | Chris Jacobs
    In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the tax break that multi-employer plans, like health plans offered by all employers, already receive. Union leaders wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in July asking for the Obamacare “fix,” stating that their progressive “vision has come back to haunt us”:
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 25 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on “the great silent majority” to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon’s approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his “Reagan Democrats,” would win 44- and...
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 4:02:21 AM PDT · by Bratch · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on "the great silent majority" to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon's approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his "Reagan Democrats," would win 44- and...
  • Palin to GOP: You've 'Abandoned' Reagan Democrats, Insulted Hispanics

    06/29/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Bratch · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | June 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    As Byron York has written, Mitt Romney would have lost the election even if he had won 70% of the Hispanic vote. And as Breitbart News thoroughly documented, Romney would have won the election had 389,821 more working class voters in four states turned out to vote. Palin urged Americans to read the Breitbart News article that detailed how the Senate's amnesty bill betrayed working class Americans of all ethnicities. By noting that the immigration bill devastates working class Americans regardless of race, Palin is emphasizing that the best way for Republicans to win over minorities and expand the party's tent is...
  • The Disappearing White Catholic Voter

    11/28/2012 3:46:35 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    For over seventy years, white blue-collar Catholics who have lived and worked in America’s once great industrial states were the voting bloc that provided the margins of victory for Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and the two Bushes. The 2012 election results, however, indicate these Catholics no longer have that kind of clout at the ballot box.Why? First of all, they are an aging group whose numbers are declining every year. About 650 Catholic World War II and Korean War veterans die every day. That translates into 950,000 in the last four years. Add spouses and the number...
  • Smart Democrats Should Be Worried

    08/11/2012 2:48:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 11, 2012 | John Fund
    Liberal pundits are already fanning out in force to attack and discredit Paul Ryan. Michael Tomasky, who recently wrote a Newsweek cover story calling Mitt Romney a “wimp,” has now decided that Romney’s bold move is “a terrible choice” because Ryan has proven himself to be an extremist on budget issues. No doubt there are many Democrats rubbing their hands in glee in contemplation of reviving some version of the ad that featured an actor playing Paul Ryan pushing a grandmother in a wheelchair off a cliff. But the smarter ones are worried. First, if Ryan is an extremist and...
  • The Return of the Reagan Democrats

    06/08/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Robert Tracinski
    Scott Walker beat the spread. Sometime politics is like betting on football. It's not just about whether your team wins. It's about whether you beat the spread. The rough calculation going into Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin was that if Governor Scott Walker won by less than five percentage points, the race would not have any clear national-level implications, but if he won by five points or more, it would. The final result, 53.2% to 46.3%, is a margin of 6.9 percentage points. He beat the spread... --snip-- But we are finally reaching the Thatcher Line: the point at which...
  • Romney wins Michigan and Arizona primaries

    02/28/2012 7:48:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 247 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2012
    DETROIT, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was a double winner Tuesday, capturing the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential primaries, results showed. The Detroit Free Press declared Romney the victor over his GOP rivals in Michigan. With about 74 percent of the precincts counted, Romney had 317,258 votes (41 percent) to Rick Santorum's 286,530 (37 percent), results posted by the Free Press showed. Ron Paul was third with 88,521 votes (12 percent) and Newt Gingrich followed with 50,726 votes (7 percent). Another 2 percent voted "uncommitted" and a handful of votes went to several other Republicans who are no longer...
  • Jim Webb: Why Reagan Dems Still Matter

    11/08/2010 5:01:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 4+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2010 | David Paul Kuhn
    Jim Webb went to the White House last September. The Virginia senator was meeting with the president to discuss Guantanamo detainees. The conversation soon shifted to healthcare. "I told him this was going to be a disaster," Webb recalls... --snip-- This independent problem returns Democrats to their white problem. Most non-aligned voters are white. White males constitute the plurality of independents. These are the Reagan Democrats. Webb does not see himself as their spokesman. But he is one of the few Democrats able to speak as one of them.
  • Palin devotees line up in Northern Va. (They say "hundreds" but sounds like thousands!)

    12/07/2009 9:49:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 781+ views
    MSNBC ^ | December 7, 2009 | Joey Bell
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Neither the first snow of the winter nor the slushy, untreated roads could deter hundreds of fans from coming here Saturday morning to get a copy of “Going Rogue” signed by it’s author, Sarah Palin. The BJ’s in the Fair Lakes Shopping Center welcomed hundreds of people to line up and wait for hours to meet the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate. People came prepared to withstand the elements. Winter coats, umbrellas and most importantly plastic shopping bags, protected their books from the chunky, wet falling flakes. Some cuddled an armful of books for their favorite...
  • Media ignores worst of Obama’s freefall: “It’s the middle class and White Reagan Democrats stupid!”

    07/31/2009 6:06:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies · 738+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | July 31, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The media is glossing over the truth of Obama’s approval freefall. His situation is serious because of which groups are turning away. July has been a disaster for Obama’s approval numbers. Gallup says Obama’s numbers fell 4 points overall and 7 points among 18 to 29s. With voters over 65 only 48% approve of Obama. Young and old are realizing they were lied to. Rasmussen says Obama’s approval index (strongly approve versus strongly disapprove) has fallen to -12 points. Zogby says Obama’s approval is 48% the lowest he has recorded for him. Obama has lost 9 points with Latinos; 15...
  • BYE-BYE REAGAN DEMOCRATS

    03/31/2009 9:17:37 PM PDT · by yongin · 75 replies · 1,886+ views
    New Majority ^ | March 31, 2009 | Henry Clay
    The General Motors and Chrysler meltdown are only the latest, and it appears final, chapter in a long and sad book. The government first bailed out Chrysler in 1979. And in the 1980s, GM was already proceeding with massive plant closures. Given the past and future impact of GM’s and Chrysler’s unwinding on Great Lakes communities, conservatives should study this history and its impact on the electoral map. The near total collapse of the American auto industry in the Upper Midwest means that conservatives can finally stop their search for those working-class Reagan Democrats. In part because of the free-market...
  • RNC, GOP tweak tactics to lure conservative Democrats

    10/30/2008 11:12:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,196+ views
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2008 | Stuart Rothenberg and Nathan L. Gonzales
    While many in the media are single-mindedly focused on vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's outfits, Republican efforts to brand Sen. Barack Obama a socialist and the chances that Democrats will net nine Senate seats (giving them 60 seats in the next Senate), some other interesting things are going on -- things that are being missed. One of those is an unreported major Republican National Committee radio buy in eight key states: Colorado, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The buy is interesting because it... --snip-- The ad, which is part of the RNC's Independent Expenditure campaign...
  • DNCReform formally endorses John McCain for President of the United States.

    09/14/2008 12:11:50 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 5 replies · 142+ views
    DNCReform ^ | 9-14-08 | Staff
    DNCReform formally endorses John McCain for President of the United States and Sarah Palin for Vice President of the United States. Many of you are aware we (DNCRefom) chose not to jump on the John McCain bandwagon while genuine efforts were being made to see the actual Democratic Primary WINNER, Hillary Rodham Clinton, gain the nomination in Denver. Our efforts along with everyone else's were valiant but went ignored. We feel that the best presidential candidate to represent American is John McCain. We feel he will bring a much needed fiscal conservatism to Washington along with genuine change and reform...
  • Democrats desert Barack Obama and turn towards the Republicans

    09/12/2008 11:41:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 1,085+ views
    Democrats desert Barack Obama and turn towards the Republicans Jessica Goral had pretty much made up her mind two weeks ago: she was going to vote for Barack Obama. Then John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running-mate. “She empowers a lot of women,” said Mrs Goral, a mother of two in Macomb County — a national bellwether in the battleground state of Michigan and an area rich in white, working-class swing voters who will play an important role in deciding the election in November. “I like that she’s a brand new mother, and that she has the courage to...
  • Palin/McCain’s Winning Coalition

    09/06/2008 6:46:22 PM PDT · by crusher · 21 replies · 212+ views
    self | 9/6/08 | Crusher
    Palin/McCain’s Winning Coalition Unlike many of my FR posts this one contains no satire. I’ve been following national electoral politics since 1970 or so, and I often try to create models and frameworks to understand the dynamics of how elections are won and lost. One model I use as a tool suggests that the last 72 hours have created an unbeatable coalition for the Palin/McCain ticket. I now believe that unless it turns out that Saracuda is distributing cocaine and Russian sex slaves to the North Slope oil camps, the ticket will win comfortably, perhaps by as much as 10%...
  • Sarah Palin: John McCain's secret weapon to win over the Reagan Democrats

    09/06/2008 3:16:27 PM PDT · by Clairity · 27 replies · 169+ views
    Telegraph, UK ^ | September 6, 2008 | Tim Shipman
    John McCain has launched an audacious bid to rebuild the political coalition that Ronald Reagan rode to the White House, tapping the mania accompanying his running mate Sarah Palin to win over small town America, and with it the White House. The Republican presidential candidate signalled his intentions by using his first weekend of campaigning since his party's convention to launch a political raid into the heart of Reagan-Democrat country, home of the fabled blue collar voters who Mr Reagan captured from the Democrats in the 1980s. Mr McCain, and particularly Mrs Palin, met with a rapturous reception as they...
  • Sarah Palin: John McCain's secret weapon to win over the Reagan Democrats

    09/06/2008 11:31:52 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 98+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/6/08 | Tim Shipman
    The Republican presidential candidate signalled his intentions by using his first weekend of campaigning since his party's convention to launch a political raid into the heart of Reagan-Democrat country, home of the fabled blue collar voters who Mr Reagan captured from the Democrats in the 1980s. Mr McCain, and particularly Mrs Palin, met with a rapturous reception as they held a rally in Macomb County, Michigan, where pollsters first identified the breed of patriotic conservative, blue collar workers who the McCain camp now believes hold the key to victory in November. On Friday night in Sterling Heights, Mr McCain's selection...
  • Sarah Brings "Palin Mania" McCain Woos Small Town USA (Main Street USA Wowed Alert)

    09/06/2008 6:45:55 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 226+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/06/2008 | Tim Shipman
    In a sweep through the swing states of Michigan and Wisconsin, Mr McCain was met by the kind of near-hysterical crowds previously seen only at campaign events for his Democratic rival, Barack Obama. More than 6,000 exultant supporters turned out on Friday night in Sterling Heights, a town in Michigan's Macomb County, home of the Reagan-Democrats, the small town blue collar voters who propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House in the 1980s and hold the key to victory this year. Where he once played to a few hundred people, Mr McCain was greeted by an electrified crowd chanting "Sa-rah,...
  • Sarah Palin brings 'Palin mania' as McCain woos small town USA

    09/06/2008 3:11:02 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 33 replies · 281+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2008 | Tim Shipman
    Sarah Palin mania transformed John McCain's presidential campaign as the Republican duo made their first appearances after claiming their party's White House nominations. In a sweep through the swing states of Michigan and Wisconsin, Mr McCain was met by the kind of near-hysterical crowds previously seen only at campaign events for his Democratic rival, Barack Obama. More than 6,000 exultant supporters turned out on Friday night in Sterling Heights, a town in Michigan's Macomb County, home of the Reagan-Democrats, the small town blue collar voters who propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House in the 1980s and hold the key...
  • Post-Convention, Palin A Popular Draw At Rallies (More Sarah Factor Alert)

    09/06/2008 12:41:44 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 54 replies · 609+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/06/2008 | Tom Brune
    If there was any doubt that John McCain's surprise pick of Sarah Palin has grabbed the attention of many Republicans, Barbara Falk, a retiree born and raised in this quaint small town, put it to rest yesterday: "I came out to see her." So did Falk's friend Pat Mantel, who said, "I do enjoy that vice president that McCain picked." And so did Mantel's sister Carol Eberhardt, a retired lab worker and single mother of three, who said, "She speaks my language." A day after McCain gave what many critics panned as a flat acceptance speech, Palin proved to be...
  • McCain, Palin Find New Zest In First Campaign Trip Together (Ticket Rocks, Alert)

    09/05/2008 11:56:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 378+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/06/2008 | Sasha Issenberg
    Later yesterday, the two traveled to Macomb County, the suburban Detroit turf where the "Reagan Democrat" demographic was first identified by pollster Stan Greenberg. Palin appeared to earn more applause than McCain when she was introduced, and an unsolicited chant of "Sarah! Sarah!" rose from the crowd of several thousand. She delivered an appeal to those socially conservative, working-class voters on the basis of patriotism, not class. "Our opponents have been going on recently about how they fight for you," Palin said. "Since Senator McCain won't say this on his behalf, let me say it: There's only one man in...
  • Sarah Palin: McCain’s Gift to Reagan Democrats?

    09/01/2008 10:22:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 31st, 2008 | Betsy Newmark
    Democrats have been reacting to the idea that the pick of Sarah Palin would help McCain with disaffected Hillary voters. Lanny Davis, who knows something about Hillary voters, argues below that women who supported Hillary care about an issue like abortion and would never vote for a pro-life ticket of McCain and Palin. The New York Times wonders if Hillary supporters can still cross off her name and write in Sarah: Democrats, who make up the party that has long claimed the bigger pool of up-and-coming women, were quick to dismiss Ms. Palin as not experienced enough to be a...
  • Reagan Democrats Coming Home…to the GOP

    08/04/2008 6:26:45 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 14 replies · 116+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | August 4, 2008 | Ted Tally
    When the Democratic primary ended in early June, the media spent a great deal of time and effort discussing Barack Obama’s attempts to ‘bring home’ the Hillary Clinton primary voters. At the time, the natural inclination was that, in time, most of these voters would return to the DNC fold and vote for the junior Senator from Illinois. After all, the thinking went, these voters in these times of economic uncertainly would certainly vote Democratic and not for the Republican Party, again. How could they, the question was asked? Of course they won’t, the answer followed. Notice the tongue in...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Why Obama failed in Philadelphia (Must Read)

    03/21/2008 4:16:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 522+ views
    Mr. Obama’s Philadelphia speech, in spite of its eloquent passages expressing his hope for better racial relations in America, is a mastery example of literary subterfuge, the broadening of the scenery whereby an object of inquiry becomes blurred and lost in the background, or more bluntly, the escaping of a slippery fish from a pond into a lake to hide in a wider expanse of water. His speech is essentially a sophisticated lawyerly defense of Rev Wright’s sin on the basis of self-defense. While Mr. Obama’s understanding on the root causes of America’s racial problems is quite apt, he attempts...
  • The Obama Worm Turns: Stephanopoulos Calls Barack 'A Reflexive Liberal'

    02/24/2008 7:21:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies · 1,273+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/24/2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Media watchers have been asking themselves since Barack Obama became the front-runner to win the Democrat nomination for president when the press will turn against him and start treating the junior senator from Illinois like a candidate instead of a rock star. The worm might have turned on Sunday's "This Week," when, as my colleague Brad Wilmouth reported, Cokie Roberts actually used the feminist card to trash Obama for Hillary's sake.Almost as tasty, about three minutes later, a discussion about how Obama is beatable as the Democrat candidate began with Cokie saying (video available here, relevant section begins at minute...
  • White Men Hold Key

    02/19/2008 12:50:02 PM PST · by OnRiver · 23 replies · 79+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 19 Feb 2008 | By JONATHAN KAUFMAN
    The real test will come in November. "I think if we nominate one of these two, we are talking about McCain as president," says Bob Rodkey, a firefighter who doesn't like either candidate but plans to vote for Sen. Clinton in the primary. "I talk to a lot of my Democratic friends and they are going to cross over in November or not vote at all. We don't have a viable candidate. Neither of them is one of us."
  • Fred Ain't Dead (Great article)

    12/13/2007 9:14:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 1,138+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 14, 2007 | Quin Hillyer
    Memo to readers: With his superb performance in Wednesday's debate in Iowa, Fred Thompson_has made a monkey out of me. By early afternoon on Tuesday, the column that appears below, one which posits that Thompson's presidential campaign might still find a way to win, was ready in exactly the form it appears here. But I thought the column would still remain exactly on target throughout the week, so (for various reasons) I aimed for a Friday release. At the time, I thought that until Thompson began his Iowa bus tour on Monday the 17th, my_contention that he "ain't dead" yet...
  • Scarborough: 'We' Like Obama, But Those Racist Reagan Democrats Don't

    11/01/2007 5:01:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies · 203+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm part of the enlightened MSM elite, happy to embrace Barack Obama. But, sigh, there are many benighted folks across our country not as sophisticated as I. You know, "Reagan Democrats," who just won't vote for an African-American. And the Republicans would indirectly appeal to their racism to attack Obama. That, in sum, was Joe Scarborough's condescending analysis of Barack Obama's presidential prospects, offered up on today's "Morning Joe." Fortunately, guest Pat Buchanan was there to gently correct him. Panelist Mika Brzezinski kicked off the discussion of which Dem the Republicans could more easily "demonize." View video here.
  • Schlafly not keen on GOP frontrunners

    10/22/2007 6:17:02 PM PDT · by pissant · 197 replies · 211+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/22/07 | Jim Brown
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly is expressing strong dissatisfaction with the top-tier Republican presidential candidates. She also questions the validity of the results of the Values Voters straw poll on Saturday. Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly says most of the GOP candidates who have been designated frontrunners are globalists. According to Schlafly, candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain, and Mike Huckabee all "need to wake up" and realize they need the votes of Reagan Democrats to win. "I think that's a great mistake for the Republicans. I feel that it's very important that they reach out to people...
  • Fred Thompson?

    09/07/2007 10:40:36 AM PDT · by Warhammer · 27 replies · 770+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | 07/07/07 | Mark Alexander
    PATRIOT PERSPECTIVE Fred Thompson? “My friends, I come to you today to tell you that I intend to run for President.” With that, Fred Dalton Thompson announced his candidacy for President this week—adding his name to a lengthy list of Republican contenders. Traditionally, Presidential candidates have announced their intentions after Labor Day, but that tradition has given way to “campaignus infinitum ad nauseam.” Criticized by media talkingheads for his “late entry,” Thompson expressed his doubt that voters will say, “That guy would make a very good president, but he didn’t get in soon enough.” After all, says Thompson, “People treat...
  • DNC Closes Blog Comments After Discovering Members Agree With Thompson

    06/12/2007 1:18:21 PM PDT · by APRPEH · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | June 12, 2007 | Riley, Not O'Reilly
    Free speech is NOT alive and well within the Democrat Party. The DNC had to close the comment section on their blog post regarding Fred Thompson. In an attempt to bash Thompson, the DNC posted The Fred Thompson “Dummies Guide to Diplomacy”. Check out some of these excerpts from comments from DNC blog visitors. Looks like the Reagan Democrats might feel right at home with Thompson –
  • Who Will Win the Middle Class? [The silent majority]

    03/20/2007 2:09:44 PM PDT · by ex-snook · 55 replies · 861+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | Feb 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Who Will Win the Middle Class? The biggest moveable bloc of voters who will swing the 2008 election are the middle class, which includes people variously labeled blue-collar workers, skilled workers, or Reagan Democrats. President Ronald Reagan's victories absolutely depended on their support. But Presidents Bush I and II kicked them away from the Republican Party, particularly on the issue of jobs. The 2006 election showed that the middle class understands that globalization is the enemy of well-paid American jobs. The United States has lost over three million manufacturing jobs since Bush became President. Even if U.S. workers give up...
  • The Race To The Middle For 2008

    12/03/2006 7:47:19 AM PST · by A. Pole · 83 replies · 1,114+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | November 29, 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The best postmortem on the 2006 election came from that perennial politician, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA). He said, "People want to know who's on their side. Whether it's health care or wages or retirement issues, they want to have someone on their side." The biggest electoral bloc of the "they" who are seeking friends is the middle class, which includes people variously labeled blue-collar workers, skilled workers, or Reagan Democrats. They are the swing voters, often called the moveables. President Ronald Reagan's victories absolutely depended on their support. But Presidents Bush I and II kicked them away from the Republican...
  • Secrets of the "Reagan Democrats

    05/10/2006 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Dave Burns · 52 replies · 864+ views
    Newsmax ^ | March 27,2000 | Dan Frisa
    The mainstream media and the chattering class have long hawked a theory that has caused serious confusion and a wide-spread misconception: that Republicans must appeal to Democrats to win the White House. In order to ‘explain’ the election of Ronald Reagan, many attributed his success to his ability to attract crossover votes from Democrats. Therefore, this concept holds, it is essential that Republicans court the mythical "Reagan Democrats” in order to win the Presidency. While this theory seems sound on its face, its continued acceptance has caused Republicans to lose their way - as well as the last two elections...
  • (FLASHBACK) Secrets of the "Reagan Democrats”--DEJA VU 2004

    11/04/2004 6:45:44 AM PST · by truthandlife · 16 replies · 1,111+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/27/00 | Dan Frisa
    The mainstream media and the chattering class have long hawked a theory that has caused serious confusion and a wide-spread misconception: that Republicans must appeal to Democrats to win the White House. In order to ‘explain’ the election of Ronald Reagan, many attributed his success to his ability to attract crossover votes from Democrats. Therefore, this concept holds, it is essential that Republicans court the mythical "Reagan Democrats” in order to win the Presidency. While this theory seems sound on its face, its continued acceptance has caused Republicans to lose their way - as well as the last two elections...
  • Secrets of the Reagan Democrats

    10/24/2004 11:20:25 AM PDT · by Dave Burns · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Newsmax ^ | March 27, 2000 | Dan Frisa
    Secrets of the "Reagan Democrats” Dan Frisa Monday March 27, 2000 The mainstream media and the chattering class have long hawked a theory that has caused serious confusion and a wide-spread misconception: that Republicans must appeal to Democrats to win the White House. In order to ‘explain’ the election of Ronald Reagan, many attributed his success to his ability to attract crossover votes from Democrats. Therefore, this concept holds, it is essential that Republicans court the mythical "Reagan Democrats” in order to win the Presidency. While this theory seems sound on its face, its continued acceptance has caused Republicans to...
  • Bush: Kerry Brags About Abandoning Troops

    07/13/2004 2:09:07 PM PDT · by kattracks · 51 replies · 1,540+ views
    NewsMax Wires ^ | 7/13/04 | AP
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Courting conservative voters in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula, President Bush said Tuesday that rival John Kerry abandoned support for U.S. troops in Iraq and then bragged about it. "Leaders need to stand up with our military," Bush told a cheering crowd, kicking off a two-day tour of three crucial key states that he lost in 2000 to Democrat Vice President Al Gore. Kerry said Monday that he and running mate John Edwards were proud that they opposed the $87 billion aid package for Afghanistan and Iraq "when we knew the policy had to be changed." Kerry said...
  • Gratitude, grief, and -- guilt

    06/08/2004 8:18:50 AM PDT · by MamaLucci · 10 replies · 167+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/04 | Thomas Lifson
    Gratitude, grief, and -- guilt June 8th, 2004 Ever since the news of his death reached me, I have been struggling with my thoughts and emotions. Ronald Reagan changed my life for the better, as he did for hundreds of millions. Some were liberated from Communist tyranny, while others of us were freed from confiscatory tax rates. All of us basked in his radiant, optimistic personality. While I benefited from his tax reductions and the victory, after decades of stand-off, in the Cold War, my biggest debt of gratitude is owed to President Reagan over something far more personal. He...
  • Statement by Jerry Hood, Former Special Assistant to the Teamsters General President on Energy

    05/17/2004 2:59:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 179+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 16, 2004
    Washington, DC -- Former Special Assistant to the Teamsters General President on Energy, Jerry Hood, issued the following statement today regarding John Kerry's scheduled remarks to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Unity Conference: "Whenever John Kerry has been faced with a choice between voting to create jobs for working families or abiding by the wishes of extreme and intolerant environmentalists, he has sided against America's workers. "Senator Kerry blocked the Alaskan drilling that would have created tens of thousands of new union jobs and has attacked the President for opposing the Kyoto treaty that would have crippled American manufacturing while...
  • AP Exclusive: Unions urge Kerry to warm up

    04/13/2004 2:38:13 PM PDT · by george wythe · 56 replies · 183+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 13 2004
    Democrat John Kerry "doesn't warm anybody up," and organized labor must help him create an emotional bond if fence-sitting union members are to vote for him in November, according to focus groups of undecided union voters. But these union members find President Bush likable and strong, "with a nice family and good moral values," said a memo of results prepared for the AFL-CIO and obtained by The Associated Press. The focus groups were conducted last month in St. Louis and Philadelphia by Lake Snell Perry & Associates, a Democratic firm. The findings offer fresh evidence that Kerry's reputation for aloofness...
  • The Reagan Catholics (Who they are. Where they come from. How they think. How to reach them)

    03/04/2004 9:44:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies · 321+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 04, 2004 | Mixhael Novak
    People say that Catholics in America vote pretty much like other citizens — but the people who say that usually lose the Catholic vote. A people's historical experience blows like a wind against snowflakes, driving enough of them now to the right, now to the left, to make a big difference in the final tally. There are two reasons why this is predominantly true of voters who happen to be Catholic. First, Catholics tend to vote with higher regularity than anybody else but Jews. (In Chicago, some have been known to vote more than once, and in Boston some have...
  • Will ‘Reagan Democrats’ revolt? (Barf Alert)

    10/14/2003 4:47:09 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 29 replies · 135+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/14/03 | Michael Moran
    — In this gritty Jersey town, home to chemical plants, two major oil refineries and a General Motors assembly line, no one ever breathes easy. When Franklin Roosevelt visited in the mid-1930s and promised to turn the skies “black with progress,” he was true to his word. Yet Linden did breathe a sigh of relief recently when the United Auto Workers won an agreement from GM to keep the aging Chevy Blazer assembly line open four more years. “It’s a reprieve, not a stay of execution,” says Guy Messina, president of UAW Local 595. WHEN EVEN good news is greeted...
  • Howard Dean turning off Reagan Democrats

    09/03/2003 11:04:37 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 178+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | 09/03/03 | CK Rairden
    The left has long sought to “dumb down” America understanding that the more ignorant America becomes the less resistance liberals will meet as they push their agenda. Their plan has failed as liberals continue to lose elections one after the other. So now a new strategy has emerged--no longer satisfied with the failed results of attempting to “dumb down” America, Howard Dean has had early success of rallying the angry malcontents on the far left in what I have dubbed as the ‘Deaning down’ of the Democrat Party. A classic example emerged as Massachusetts Senator John F(rench) Kerry finally got...
  • Howard Dean may inspire new generation of Reagan Democrats

    08/31/2003 12:22:10 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 42 replies · 355+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | 8/31/03 | Nolan Finley
    <p>What's giving the bosses of Big Labor bellyaches as the nation heads into another presidential race? The prospect that Howard Dean might end up carrying the Democrats' water next fall.</p> <p>Dean is the folksy physician from Vermont, a former governor who speaks to the heart of die-hard Democratic lefties. He is inspiring an army of aging hippies and youthful idealists who find in his liberal ideals hope for wresting America from the fat cats and returning it to the people.</p>
  • GOP's forgotten voters

    08/26/2003 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 99 replies · 264+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Ray A. Lynn Jr. (letter to the editor)
    <p>My party, the Republican Party, has failed me and thousands of other blue-collar workers across the nation.</p> <p>Thousands, maybe millions, of us voted Republican because of the Democrats' social agenda. We have been the forgotten voters in the Republicans' dash to appease their business and influential friends. They forget who put them in office and who may not put them back in for another term.</p>