Now More Than Ever, Democrats Need The Working Class

working-class-joesThere’s a feeling that both political parties no longer represent the working class, and to some extent, that is true. As we saw in the disastrous aftermath of the 2014 elections and evidenced in the lowest turnout in over 70 years, Democrats are doing a really piss poor job of connecting with those of us who work for a living.

As a union member and an independent voter registered NPA (No Party Affiliation), I voted mostly for Democrats, but I wasn’t overly thrilled with any of the ones on the ballot. The last time I was really excited about voting for one was Barack Obama in 2008. Yes, it’s been that long.


While there are notable exceptions like Al Franken, Alan Grayson, and Elizabeth Warren, the sentiment that Democrats are the lesser of two corporate-sponsored evils is undeniable. Here in Louisiana, Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for the Keystone XL pipeline, despite the fact that it benefits a Canadian corporation and does little for the Louisiana oil industry.

The pipeline wouldn’t even go through Louisiana at all, and very likely wouldn’t create any jobs in Louisiana either. Yet, many Democrats – especially the few remaining in red states – happily voted for the pipeline bill, as noted by Jack Holmes over at The Daily Beast:

Support for the pipeline has surged among Democratic legislators in the wake of the midterm elections, when Democratic senators in red states were swept out of office. Those that remain—among them Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Claire McCaskill of Missouri—are eager to boost their pro-energy, pro-business bona fides. (Source)

Trying to be a less insane version of the Republican Party, a lesser of two evils as the cliché phrase goes, is NOT a long-term winning strategy. Saying “we might not be perfect, but they’re nuts” may gather some votes from people like myself who are well aware of just how much worse things are with Republicans in charge, but a lack of a message other than “we aren’t Republicans” creates more apathy than anything else. It’s not that swing voters are excited or even convinced by the Republican message, it’s that the Democrats don’t have any message at all other than repeating the message that the GOP is crazy.

As I noted in my post-election autopsy of the Democratic Party, they’re going to have to make some changes quickly to stay viable outside of major metro areas like New Orleans, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, etc. Simply repeating “we aren’t Republicans” over and over again while allowing the GOP to control the political narrative just isn’t going to cut it.

So what do Democrats need to do, other than grow a pair and stop running away from President Obama which only further helps Abe Lincoln’s totally misguided party? It’s actually quite simple: go back to the base that they actually represented decades ago, the working class. As money made its way into politics more and more, both parties have become more beholden to corporations and wealthy donors, because that’s where the money is at. In my entire adult life, I have never given a single dollar to any political campaign that I can recall. Why not? Because I feel, and I’m sure many others do as well, that both Democratic and Republican campaigns get enough donations from super PACs. Reluctantly, many of us have voted for them simply because they weren’t the GOP, and that’s been about it.


Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon for white rural folks who now vote for Republicans to vote for Democrats. Here in Louisiana, there are still many, many people who are registered as Democrats but voted for Bill Cassidy instead of Mary Landrieu. In fact, she would be considered a moderate Republican in almost any purple or blue state, but only garnered a mere 18 percent of the white vote here. A lot of people point to the Southern Strategy as the reason why Democrats lost the South, but it’s not just that. The Southern Strategy was based on race and convincing the poorest white person that they were better than the richest black person solely on the level of melanin in their skin, but that’s not the only reason why. That strategy was employed in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, but you have to remember that Bill Clinton carried states in 1992 that are solidly Republican now.

What’s changed since then? Now more than ever, the Democratic Party is seen as the party of elitist Northern or West Coast liberals and little else. Seriously, have you seen the dismissive and condescending attitudes of liberal pundits toward people who live south of the Mason-Dixon line? Not only have they written off the people who propelled Bill Clinton to the White House (with help from Ross Perot) in 1992 and 1996, but they’ve almost completely given up on being competitive in districts that Howard Dean included as part of his 50 state strategy.

If they want to go back to controlling both the House and Senate, they need to make some changes quickly and start appealing to swing voters and even moderate Republicans, without selling out their core values. Republicans have successfully convinced far too many rural and working class people to vote against their self interests. They’ve also convinced these same people that all Democrats despise anyone who isn’t an elitist, urban political hipster – and to some extent, they’re not completely wrong. Isn’t it time they start changing that narrative, and their own attitudes?



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  • Jim Bean

    If Dems want to be the party of the working class they are going to have to start representing more than just the public sector taxpayer funded workers. They abandoned the private sector long ago when manufacturing left and the campaign contributions from them dried up. (No one is going to prosper on a slightly raised minimum wage, so don’t go there.)

  • Rob Bailey

    Bee ess. Public Sector jobs account for about 15% of those out there. Dems still pull about 50% of the vote depending on what election you look at. That in the face of GOP gerrymandering and yes, superior strategy/tactics in manipulating the lesser-informed (read Red State) voters. And besides, Public Sector jobs are pretty darn good. Boehner has one.
    Dems represent a philosophy; invest in the future, do the right thing. The GOP doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the “right thing”, uses outright lies and false propositions to fool their base, leverages fear and racism, and generally laughs behind your collective backs when they get what they want. Enjoy the ride, pal. And keep yure gubbmint hands off my Medicare.

    • Thebob

      Yep Public jobs on average are 20% higher pay than a private sector same job and that doesn’t even include the benefits from the Public sector…SORRY but NO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE, EVEN THE PRESIDENT, SHOULD MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THE AVERAGE FAMILY INCOME…SO all congress/senetors/president/ ALL OF THEM shouldn’t be making six figure incomes. Their job really isn’t that hard if you think about it….This also removes $$$ bills ya’ll incentives…Boner, Pilosy, Reed, McCain all theses pukes came into office with nothing now they are all millionaires….Do you think that is right??? Ethically? Morally?? I sure as shit don’t…None of them should make more money than the average American income…Other than the Military branch…they actually do things, but even then most Military Families fall into the lower income poverty sections. They also shouldn’t be allowed to purchase private stocks into companies that support their campaigns but again simple solution to this would be term limits….Implementing TERM LIMITS would drastically help our nation on all sides no matter how you look at it……and Lawyers should NOT be Law Maker’s….

      • Rob Bailey

        We have term limits, Princess. They’re called elections.
        Obama would have been a millionaire with or without a $300K salary. Pelosi married money. You have to have $$$ to play in that game.
        Crap, I make six figures and it doesn’t seem top go as far as I like, and I don’t have racist rednecks trying to shoot me (yet). Obama earns every dime, and more.

      • Canadian Horse

        Obozo is a moron. My guess is you are unemployed and never made a 100k per year. Your party is a shit hole.

      • Thebob

        Um…elections aren’t term limits you moron….And election is an election…Term limits limits how many of those elections you can have. And no he wouldn’t he didn’t do anything he was a community organizer/lawyer. His wife couldn’t work she lost her law lisence in Illinois to practice law. Only reason he is a millionaire isn’t even from his 300K salary it’s from writing, but not writing himself, books. No no-name legislator from Illinois wouldn’t have made it big except from being elected President.

      • Ihavecrabs

        Can you do me a favor and stop with the novels?

  • PAC

    I don’t understand where the perception of liberals as elitist comes from since the upper class seems to be mainly conservative, caring only about money at the expense of everyone and everything else.

    • Thebob

      The elitist attitude comes from they are the only ones who know best…and we are the only ones who can do this right…that is what the elisist’s attitudes means comes from..Also there are just as many rich libtards as there are conservatives…But what is missing in the conservative pot is all the uniformed voter’s on the bottom that just vote dems because they are either black or they want their free lazy asses to sit at home while everyone else works so they can stay at home and be fat and lazy….

      • Shocked

        You seem to be completely devoid of self-awareness. From your posts, it is clear that you believe you know best.

      • Thebob

        Not at all….I just know this government is broken on all sides….If you can’t see that then you are blind….Neither side know best, that is the point of having choice and options, which we don’t have…Both sides are pushing the same SPEND MORE MORE GOVERNMENT MORE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE agenda….The entire system is broken….Also when a large section of the population votes for the president or whom ever just because of the color of their skin, that is messed up…

      • Shocked

        And here you are again telling us how you know best because you are smarter and better than the rest of us. You are an elitist by your own definition.

      • Thebob

        Not telling you how to do shit, as I stated. If you want to be fat lazy and not work go for it. But don’t make me pay for your laziness, defeatist, whoa is me attitude.

      • RINOVirus

        It’s funny reading your responses. You actually think you know what you’re talking about.
        Here are some of the things you got wrong:
        -There have been dozens of political parties.
        -Illegals don’t vote and no one votes more than once. What you’ve heard is a myth. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning or winning the lottery than seeing it happen. It’s just an excuse to try to explain your movement’s shrinking appeal.
        -Repeal the 17th Amendment? How do you propose we pay out bills? Magical free market fairy dust? The flat tax doesn’t work. It’s just another scheme to get rich people to pay less in taxes and to get the poor to pay more. The lower half of the population controls 7% of the nations wealth. Heavy taxation like this is one of the reasons this nation was founded.
        -Believe it or not, most people actually do work. Most of the people on food stamps work as well. Don’t act like you’re the only one punching a clock.
        -Enough of this “elitists on government are out to control you”. This is a new thing it seems since this last president was elected. You seem to have the idea that government is there to tell you what to do. The purpose of government is to do things that we cannot do as individuals.
        -Public Sector employees do make more money than government employees. I have seen people move back and forth numerous times. Public sector jobs are good for benefits and job security, private sector is for money.
        -You wanna know why the economy is going downhill? Blame Reagan, he started the deficit spending trend, raised taxes on the middle class while cutting them for the rich. He also started the massive offshoring trend we’ve been seeing for decades. Economic cannibalization is not a plan for growth, it is a plan for managed decline where the people at the top get golden parachutes while the rest of us are left with our backsides hanging in the wind. Roger Ailes must be proud of you. He’s trained (brainwashed) you well.

      • Thebob

        Sorry but you are way out there…Yes you can and always will make more money in the private sector. You didn’t read what I posted apparently…The same job across the board, if you are say a nurse for the government you will MAKE MORE money and get better benefits working for the government for the same position as in the private world. Look it up, I have already. Yes, there are dozens of political “parties” in the past. There are 2 now with all the power, but even those 2 are pretty much the same, both want big bigger biggest government. And you also need to go back and read the Constitution and our founding. The FEDERAL government was never designed to be what it is today, which all of this started 100 years ago with FDR and Wilson. They both hated the 3 branches of equal power checks and balances. If you want to live in a dictatorship please feel free to leave to Cuba or North Korea or China….The federal government now thinks they grant you the rights you have, which is completely assbackwards. I also don’t think I am the only person punching a clock I work with many hard working Americans. What I have a problem with is how freely our government just hands out “free” stuff and doesn’t try to embolden those people they only stiffle them even more to keep their voting blocks high. 47.6 Million people collect food stamps in this country. 47.6 MILLION PEOPLE of those, I doubt any of them pay taxes…..but reap the benefits….I don’t want a flat tax I don’t think our income should be taxed. I believe in a nation sales tax on certain items. I don’t think food staples should be taxed nor utilities and I have my reserves on taxing gas. SO a nation wide sales tax would tax everyone regardless of status. So if you are rich you buy more stuff you pay more taxes. But also how would a flat tax hurt or help anyone? If it’s 10% and you make 10,000 a year you pay $1000 in taxes if you make $100,000 you pay $10,000 in taxes and so on and so on….But either way our tax code isn’t fair no matter how you look at it. Oh, btw if you are in that 100k/year you are in the top 10% of earners in this country which means you help pay for the 90% below you. There are by far more Americans that don’t pay taxes than do that is our problem. I don’t care if you are poor or rich I think everyone needs to put into the pot….I know I don’t pay taxes I don’t earn enough for my size of family or if I do I pay very very little. Roger Ailes?? Don’t know who he is…is he your butt buddy? I don’t like either side I don’t like the government period. They all lie cheat and steal from the American people. The entire system is broken. And unless American’s are willing to make some sacrifices on both sides, which is dumb to say it like that, nothing I mean nothing is going to change.

      • Thebob

        And yes people do vote more than once. Happens all the time. Illegals also vote with some one else’s identity, it’s rather easy to do, whether you vote or not is all public information in the voter rolls of your state. There was a recent independent study that proved anywhere from 1%-6% of votes are done by illegals. Which in a tight race could swing a win for one side or the other….Simple solution to this is ID’s for voting..You need an ID to do just about everything in this country now, so why can’t we protect our right to vote with an ID.

      • RINOVirus

        Sorry, you heard wrong. Where did the study come from Fox News? The Washington Times. It’s just an excuse that you use to make it harder for groups you don’t like to vote.

      • Canadian Horse

        How is life as a libtard. You enjoy sucking on the tit, loser? You must be a queer or tranny?

      • Shocked

        A word of advice: If you want to camouflage yourself as a real independent thinker, ditch the telltale signs that you are a rightwing demagogue, like using the juvenile term “libtard.”

      • Thebob

        That’s the perfect term for you though Liberal Retard…Libtard…..for short…I am not a GOP by any means. I don’t like either party or how either of them runs the government. Bush was an idiot Obola is either dumb or this is planned which I hope it’s planned cause if he is just this stupid then we are truly in major trouble…I am for small stay out of my life government, if that makes me a GOP in your mind then so be it. There is no compromise with libtards…Their is only one way to do it and that the libtard way or nothing…Sorry you are so closed minded….Most of the so called Major Issues that define Rep. or Dem. are mostly pointless. Gay rights pointless, Abortion pointless gay marriage pointless at the Federal level. All of these should be handled at the state level and they are doing so, with the exception of the High courts overturning things they shouldn’t even be messing with…..If Your state wants abortion and this state doesn’t then so be it….That was the point of having States…If you or they or anyone keeps taking the States Right to Vote away the WTF is the point of States… just get rid of them and make it America the United of Nothing….Because it’s just the Federal State that dictates everything.

      • Shocked

        Yes, you are completely devoid of self-awareness. To degrees I didn’t even think of when I first posed the question.

      • Thebob

        I am very self-aware… I am awake and have my eyes open. If you really think our government works the way it is then your are the just living in a tiny bubble in your little self absorbed world were nothing exists if it doesn’t conform with your POV….You have also said nothing of note. You haven’t laid out one example of how to fix things or change for better….Ill informed low information voter….If there is a big D next to their name I will vote for it….

      • Shocked

        You are, by your own definition, an elitist. Since you claimed the left was guilty of elitism because they think they know what is best for people and that is a bad thing, but you know what is best for people and that’s not a bad thing, you are completely and entirely devoid of self-awareness.

      • Thebob

        Not really no, ELITIST on both sides….They are one and the same….There isn’t Right or Left in this country anymore, that is were we hit a wall….They both are pushing the same agenda…cept for a few MINOR issues….that I stated above..abortion, gay marriage, etc. etc. etc….Everything else you could couldn’t even draw a line down the middle because there isn’t one…..There are few people on both sides that actually stick of for their base and fewer who actually are trust worthy representatives of the people in their districts on both sides….I am sorry that I have read the constitution and understand how our government was meant to work and be designed….The way it is run now isn’t what was meant to be..this all changed about 100 years ago…Most of the creation of the modern government is all about controlling the people and the racists that run our government agenda…..Perfect example Majijuana prohibition was is a law based soul on racist ideas and agenda….All the way up to WWII hemp was promoted and produced as a major crop in this country. It provided all the material for rope, sails, uniforms, paper, clothes, etc etc etc….Until the lobbying organizations decided their man made product was better and hemp stood in the way…Hence why it is still illegal today…Don’t believe me watch Reefer Madness or if you are old enough you may have watched it all ready…That movie has 0 factual basis in it….Black man smokes week rapes your white daughter….

      • Shocked

        Since you assume you know best, you are by your own definition an elitist. You can’t change the definition midstream.

      • Thebob

        I have also never said I KNOW WHAT BEST LISTEN TO ME ALL YOU PEONS…Do you even know what an opinion is? Nothing I have said period states that I know best…You don’t either, the difference is I understand this….The Elitist’s DON’T, it’s we are smarter than you, we make more money than you, we know what is best for you…Most of the government is this way….THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS BEST is the elitist defeatist attitude…If you truly believe the government knows what is best for you then so be it…I have nothing else to say to you.

      • Shocked

        You made a categorical statement about leftists being elitist because they have an opinion. You can’t change the rules only for you. Either they apply to everyone or no one.

      • Shocked

        I should also note that you foolishly conflated the working class with government. By definition, they are two entirely distinct entities. You also insist on using a partisan extremist term to refer to those on the left, which, again by definition, disqualifies you from belonging to the independent class. You are absolutely and categorically a person devoid of any self-awareness.

      • Thebob

        Never once said I was independent just another leftist…..I am neither…

      • Shocked

        You made it very clear you are a rightwing extremist.

      • Thebob

        I also proved the are DIFFERENT ENTITIES….how did any of my statements say the Working Class and the Government are one in the same????…All I said is there is no more Middle Class….Also how much do you make? Are you over 100K a year? I bet you are you 10%er you…..

      • Shocked

        You began your comments on this thread by denigrating the working class.

      • Thebob

        I began this by denigrating the Government for destroying the working class…Not what you just said…We don’t have a working class anymore..We have the people who make the decisions i.e. the politicians, we have the uber rich elitists, that tell the politicians what to do, what to vote for, where to put money…Then we have some people who work yet really don’t pay any taxes, then we just have the people who don’t do anything and collect all the benefits of the other groups…There are almost more people on food stamps than not in this country…That is messed up, especially for those that when it’s the top 10% who pays for the bottom half to do this…

      • Shocked

        You are a truly clueless individual.

      • Rob Bailey

        Hey, look. You’re an assclown craving attention – I get it.
        What really galls me is your reliance on words ending on -tard. You can call me whatever you want from the confines of your mom’s basement, buy show some respect to the disadvantaged, challenged Down-syndrome kids of the world and drop the -tard crap.
        But then again, the n-word probably occupies a place in your vernacular as well…

      • Thebob

        Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.

        I am very self-aware of myself as an individual…The problem here is you are the one who is devoid of self-awareness so much to the point you can’t see anything else..It’s the individual that made this country great, it’s the individual that made the country prosperous, it’s the individual that creates innovation. You lack of self-awareness collectivness is what is broken..

      • Shocked

        An article titled “Now More Than Ever, Democrats Need the Working Class.” Your ignorant comment: “They are now the gimme gimme gimme more “Free” stuff because they either feel entitled because of the color of their skin or that it is owned to them because of the color of their skin.”

      • Thomas K

        I love it when people who earned their income and education from government (tax payer) spending, through one of the most bloated, oversized, and inefficient programs ever (the military), complain about government spending, the size of government, and taxes.

        I have no idea what human condition makes it impossible for these people to understand how others might benefits from the same benefits they derived from all of us working together. In your case, you got a paycheck and healthcare and education by serving in the military. Other citizens can give back to our nation by being paid living wages, or by getting access to healthcare and insurance that are regulated so a case of pneumonia doesn’t bankrupt them, or when we as a society open doors to education which benefit the individual and ourselves a thousand fold beyond the cost of the degree.

        The simple fact is we, as a people, are stronger when we work together, promote the general welfare, figure out how to build industry and opportunities on the local, state and federal level, and yes, actually help each other when in need. The alternative is “every man for himself” – which only benefits the few people who need or want for nothing. I hear people talk about democracy, but then ignore their fellow man. The strongest democracy comes from empowering individuals AND each other as well.

      • Rob Bailey

        Damn straight, Bob! Vote Libertarian every chance you get! Please!
        And stay the hell off our “socialist” highways.

      • Thebob

        Huh? Your statement makes no sense…

      • Rob Bailey

        Let me spell it out for you: A vote for a Libertarian takes a vote away from a run-of-the-mill Con. And all you little bitches that whine about socialism take advantage of it every day. How much more clear can I make it.

      • Canadian Horse

        Who died and named you boss? Shut the Fook up

      • Canadian Horse

        Bob, my criticism above was for crab jack. Sorry buddy. Crab Jack is a fookin douche bag

      • FD Brian

        “SPEND MORE MORE GOVERNMENT MORE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE agenda” I’m confused are you chastising liberals here or describing the Bush years?

      • Thebob

        Neither…EVERYONE….The entire thing is broken and corrupt…

      • PAC

        “I am not a hateful person…”

        Um, yes. Yes you are.

      • Thebob

        How so….You want to talk shit then prove an example or STFU you don’t know me…perfect example right here of a Stupid American…

      • Shocked

        Hateful, ignorant, and completely lacking self-awareness. That’s you. Own it.

      • Canadian Horse

        You are a fookin moron bob. Shut the Fook up until you can make a valid point. Go find a cliff

      • crabjack

        You have obviously drunk the conservative KoolAid, Thebob. You sound like a brain-storming session at a republican bumper sticker factory. Lots of claims and accusations. Lots of hate and fear. Very few facts.

      • Thebob

        Fact: The Median income for Average American Families have stagnated since the 70’s….While corporate elitist’s wages have increased 800% since the 70’s. The job of being a trained butcher, you use to be able to make a decent income and raise a family on. Since the inception of minimum wage, you can’t…Butcher’s use to make a $40k a year income now it’s less than $25 all because of minimum wage….No one wanted to be a butcher but it paid well because no one wanted to do it, now oh well we can pay them $8/hr and still get no one who wants to do this job and still pay them a non-livable wage because the government will subsidize the individual with food stamps and healthcare now. Being a sanitation worker use to pay well, even not being union, now nope I can pay you $8/hr because that’s what the government says I have to pay you…If the job sucks and no body wants to do it they use to pay a decent wage…no because there is no industry and more jobs being shipped out, the jobs no one wants to really do still pay junk because now it doesn’t matter…You need to do your research I am just stating my opinion….And most of that is this entire system is broken…

      • Canadian Horse

        Crabs. You sound like a scared libtard. Do us a favor and jump off a cliff

      • crabjack

        Do who a favor, asshole? DO you realize what blog you are on? Forward Progressive. Not Backward ConJob.

      • Ihavecrabs

        Hey Crabs,

        Relax douche bag. Holy Shite. Go find your boyfriend and get a hold of your boyfriend. Fag boy

      • crabjack

        Yea, I’m scared. I’m scared that the recent election is going to totally ruin this country for years to come. Maybe decades.

    • Thebob

      Um, Considering the top 5 riches men in America are all Liberal Democrats I think I could also argue against this…I would say more well off people, small business owners’ and what is left of the middle class are conservative leaning…But just like the GOP the Dems get just as much from rich doner’s as the opposite does…

  • Thebob

    LMAO this is the funniest title of an article I have read in a long time…Of course the libtards need the working class to vote for their dumb socialist ideas, because the pool of people who ACTUALLY put into the POT is shrinking and you can only vote stuff for yourself only so much….SO FUNNY….The Democrat party isn’t the party of the blue collar worker anymore they are the party of lazy ass American’s who don’t want to work and let the government make all their choices provider their housing and food for them…

    • Shocked

      Do you understand what the “working” part of the term “working class” means? Apparently not. You cannot be part of the working class without “putting into the pot.”

      • Thebob

        I work full time and I don’t pay taxes…not by choice but by how our taxes are collected and Redistributed….I get money back every year….either pay very little or no income taxes…I don’t think that is fair… Everyone should pay an equal amount across the board…If you make $15K a year or $50 Million a year everyone should pay, not some, not some more than others, everyone…..If the tax pool was larger then there would be more available funds….or just cut out what isn’t needed…i.e.. DoE, DoA, the IRS…FBI CIA DHS DEA, can all be combined or just dropped period…This thing about the working class is also bogus.. the middle class doesn’t exist anymore. The average American income has been stagnant since the 70’s. Minimum wage has destroyed our economy…It is also a minimum wage for a reason it’s not called a living wage it’s MINIMUM for MINIMUM paying jobs…If you really want to try an work at McDonalds for the rest of your life and get paid to flip burger’s so be it not my fault you chose that life or chose to be lazy and work a dead end job.

      • Shocked

        Why you insist on showing the world you have idea what you are talking about I have no idea.

      • Rob Bailey

        Princess. You can choose to pay taxes. And if you really are such as loser as to NOT have to pay… then you are really such a loser.
        Typical Red State net taker. Bet you have a sign that says “Keep yure Gubbmint hands off my Medicare”.

  • Thebob

    Will all the Libtards please sit down, please sit down…Will all the libtards please sit down, please sit down….Y’all act like you never seen a person with brains before Jaws all on the floor like Pam and Tommy just burst in the door And started whooping her ass worse than before…Cause I’m a real citizen with brains, yes I’m a real citizen with brains, All you other brainless citizens are just imitating So won’t the real citizens please stand up please stand up?

    • Shocked

      My, aren’t you an ignorant elitist!

      • Charles Vincent

        My aren’t you a clueless troglodyte…

  • CobrayRPB

    Wow another message waiting to be approved by the thought police on this website

  • CobrayRPB

    Aaaaaannnnnndddd another message deleted. Im not cursing, bomb throwing or acting juvenile. I’m asking legitimate questions in a refined and couth manner. I get called white trash and ignorant constantly, but since those comments toe the Democrat line they can stay! Way to keep an open and objective website

  • CobrayRPB

    The left needs the working class, yet they don’t know how to appeal to them. They need something soon because the black vote isn’t what it used to be and without amnesty there is no massive Latino pandering. Dems appeal to their base of misfits, malcontents and assorted losers but as the voter turn out rate shows, they need more

    • Rob Bailey

      Really, Cob? Half the country is “misfit, malcontent, and assorted losers”? Hmmm. Seems like that is more descriptive of the reliable Red State, bible-thumping, cousin-mating, net-taking “patriot” voter.
      You want a site that welcomes your racist, ignorant rants? Try Erickson’s Red State. It posted in the rules that “librel” comments are verboten.

      • CobrayRPB

        Did I hurt your little feelings? Who is the party of food stamps and welfare? I would call those leeches losers wouldn’t you? Which party gets hysterical and hyperventilates at the drop of a hat? Be it global warming, the war on women or the ever vaunted race card, those would be the malcontents that populate the left. As for the misfits, you can take your pick. How about the Occupy Movement and the Preezy that supported them. How about the people that mutilate their bodies in some psychologically disordered attempt to change their gender and then wants the tax payer to fund it. There is a veritable plethora of freaks the Dems pander to. If the red states are so horrible then why are all the people in California moving to Texas, and that includes businesses.

      • Rob Bailey

        A bit of research will show that food stamps and welfare go mostly to white southerners (how’s that government cheese, Princess). You can’t refute a thing I posted.

      • CobrayRPB

        You can keep calling me Princess…..im not the one clinging to youth with some silly salt and pepper goatee. Im surprised you don’t call me brah

      • Rob Bailey

        Your wife and seester like my goatee, brah.

      • CobrayRPB

        Nice try Nancy, but my wife and sisters are not lesbians

      • CobrayRPB

        I wasnt commenting on the ethnicity of welfare people….im talking about the the make up of your party. White southerners were traditionally Democrats….I guess you didn’t know that though so you are forgiven

      • Rob Bailey

        Traditionally, Neanderthals didn’t go to Harvard. Amazes me how much cons live in the past, y’know when Adam and Eve rode around on dinosaurs about 6000 years ago. Times change, brah – Eisenhower would be disgusted with what is now the GOP. Thanks for the forgiveness. You still can’t refute a thing I say. Now or ever.

  • Matthew Rose

    Now more than any time in my lifetime. The working class needs strong Progressive/Liberal leaders.

  • Matthew Reece

    Those who wield state power will never care about the working class. Their incentive is to favor the rich (who fund their campaigns and buy their influence) and pretend to favor the poor (by buying their votes with handouts while trapping them in a dependent underclass) while exploiting the working class by living parasitically off of their labor. The best thing that could happen for the working class would be the abolition of the state.

  • Leaning Blue

    Well conservative pundits don’t “act elitist” but their party protects the elites. And don’t act like conservative pundits aren’t condescending and dismissive of liberals too. And to conservatives all liberals are “anti-gun, baby killers.” That perception is not exactly a fair one and the hate that oozes out of the republican party, especially when referring to liberals, is highly offensive and a huge turn off. Who do they think they’re f******g kidding when they say that only liberals have abortions? Uh, no! F*****g conservative women have them just the same. Their hypocrisy is truly breath-taking.