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(NPR)   Top Republicans are working to rebrand the GOP as the party of the working class. You know, the proletariat. Somewhere Marx and Lenin are smiling. Very confused, but smiling   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-04-13 8:42:45 AM  
They've been trying that for years. And it's working for some folks who think of themselves as temporarily embarrassed former millionaires.
 
2021-04-13 8:45:59 AM  
Combine that with the inherent tribalism that grips the "working class" and you've got a formula for contention.

/Go Niners!
 
2021-04-13 8:50:54 AM  
No, no. They're working to brand as the white working-class party.
 
2021-04-13 8:58:10 AM  
Well, in a counterintuitive wasy if you want to deepen the inequality inherent in the system in order to advance class consciousness and thereby bring about a socialist revolution, you would certainly push for the GOP agenda.

/And besides, neoconservatives are just disaffected Trotskyists anyway.
 
2021-04-13 9:02:35 AM  
Cheered on by people living on disability.
 
2021-04-13 9:03:14 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Well, in a counterintuitive wasy if you want to deepen the inequality inherent in the system in order to advance class consciousness and thereby bring about a socialist revolution, you would certainly push for the GOP agenda.

/And besides, neoconservatives are just disaffected Trotskyists anyway.


Counter point.  White, low-income conservatives would eat dog food, live in a box, work 16 hours of grueling daily labor for pennies and have no vacation or health care as long as they can stick "it" to the libs.
 
2021-04-13 9:09:31 AM  
Perhaps they will be patriotic socialists... national socialists if you will.
 
2021-04-13 9:10:02 AM  
They still have the legal right to view ANYONE'S tax returns. So, try again with your strip mall lawyers.
 
2021-04-13 9:17:06 AM  
Dear right wingnuts: you should consider becoming the party of people with a job before trying to become a "Working class" party, you farking sponging, grifting losers.
 
2021-04-13 9:17:43 AM  

UberDave: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Well, in a counterintuitive wasy if you want to deepen the inequality inherent in the system in order to advance class consciousness and thereby bring about a socialist revolution, you would certainly push for the GOP agenda.

/And besides, neoconservatives are just disaffected Trotskyists anyway.

Counter point.  White, low-income conservatives would eat dog food, live in a box, work 16 hours of grueling daily labor for pennies and have no vacation or health care as long as they can, all to stick "it" to the libs.


Been happening at least since the "welfare to work" 1990s, Champ.

// not meaning to imply you're a Presidential Dog
 
2021-04-13 9:18:29 AM  
TOP Republicans working on re-branding? So, like a couple of interns and some lobbyists?

The rest seem to be quadrupling down.
 
2021-04-13 9:18:55 AM  
"And if Republicans want to be successful as a party, win the majority in 2022, win back the White House in 2024, I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters."

You just openly lie to them, he didn't hit on anything new.
 
2021-04-13 9:19:00 AM  
Yeah, that'll work.
 
2021-04-13 9:20:17 AM  
Fta: "For too long, the Republican Party fed into the narrative and the perception that the Republican Party was the party of big business or the party of Wall Street,"

Well, yeah.

By being the party of big business and Wall Street.

Trump won big with uneducated whites cos he dropped the dog whistle and picked up a megaphone.

There is a lesson to be learned there.
 
2021-04-13 9:20:42 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: "And if Republicans want to be successful as a party, win the majority in 2022, win back the White House in 2024, I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters."

You just openly lie to them, he didn't hit on anything new.


Also, Trump did far worse in 2020 than other Republicans.  Maybe he's the problem and not the solution?
 
2021-04-13 9:21:01 AM  

SirGunslinger: Perhaps they will be patriotic socialists... national socialists if you will.


Well, since they ensure their base doesn't understand what Socialism is, that kind of makes sense. Just like the originals they'll leave the means of production in the hands of the elites and just expect kickbacks. Grifters gotta grift you know, that third vacation home doesn't pay for itself.
 
2021-04-13 9:21:45 AM  
I thought the GOP was more into literally branding the working class.
 
2021-04-13 9:21:55 AM  
Not the Proletariat. It's now called the Naivetariat.
 
2021-04-13 9:21:59 AM  

SirGunslinger: Perhaps they will be patriotic socialists... national socialists if you will.


And much like a certain other group of National Socialists, lip service to socialism will be made only up to the point that it remains politically useful.
 
2021-04-13 9:22:31 AM  
STOP TRYING TO BRAND YOURSELF AND DO SOME GOTDAMNED WORK TO HELP THE COUNTRY.
 
2021-04-13 9:22:42 AM  

quatchi: Fta: "For too long, the Republican Party fed into the narrative and the perception that the Republican Party was the party of big business or the party of Wall Street,"

Well, yeah.

By being the party of big business and Wall Street.

Trump won big with uneducated whites cos he dropped the dog whistle and picked up a megaphone.

There is a lesson to be learned there.


I'm not sure "lesson" and Trump belong in the same sentence.

At least not in any positive connotation anyways.
 
2021-04-13 9:23:25 AM  
*(white) Working Class
 
2021-04-13 9:24:07 AM  
Its open game towoo them after the dems have forgotten and actually turned and started shiating on them.
 
2021-04-13 9:25:55 AM  

Saiga410: Its open game towoo them after the dems have forgotten and actually turned and started shiating on them.


I'll take something that's literally never happened ever for 1000 Alex.
 
2021-04-13 9:26:53 AM  
The only thing electoralism does for the working class is give them an earful from the boss for taking time to vote.
 
2021-04-13 9:27:06 AM  

peterquince: STOP TRYING TO BRAND YOURSELF AND DO SOME GOTDAMNED WORK TO HELP THE COUNTRY.


Nonsense. There are numerous inane cultural issues to complain about loudly before anything productive can be done. Do you even republican, bro?
 
2021-04-13 9:27:32 AM  

Saiga410: Its open game towoo them after the dems have forgotten and actually turned and started shiating on them.


Yeah I can see how minimum wage, paid sick leave, and  education are really shiating on the working class. If the Dems really cared about the working man, they'd pass a few more tax cuts for golf course owners and corporate jet purchases.
 
2021-04-13 9:28:14 AM  

hubiestubert: They've been trying that for years. And it's working for some folks who think of themselves as temporarily embarrassed former millionaires.


Their appeal is to white people with menial jobs, and their pitch is "You're still better than brownish people! Don't let them take that from you!"

Meanwhile, they continue to help the rich get richer at the expense of those same people.
 
2021-04-13 9:28:37 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Saiga410: Its open game towoo them after the dems have forgotten and actually turned and started shiating on them.

Yeah I can see how minimum wage, paid sick leave, and  education are really shiating on the working class. If the Dems really cared about the working man, they'd pass a few more tax cuts for golf course owners and corporate jet purchases.


We are only one good tax cut for the wealthy away from a utopian paradise. Trust me.
 
2021-04-13 9:28:59 AM  
The rubes will fall for this as long as they believe keeping wages low, killing healthcare, and generally destroying the middle class is aimed only at "those" people.

I rate the GOP's chances of success as "likely."
 
2021-04-13 9:29:15 AM  
Freedumb!!
 
2021-04-13 9:29:47 AM  

hubiestubert: They've been trying that for years. And it's working for some folks who think of themselves as temporarily embarrassed former millionaires.


It's working like a charm. Looking at the 2020 election in my state (Massachusetts) is basically a blue collar heat map.

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2021-04-13 9:29:58 AM  
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2021-04-13 9:30:06 AM  
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2021-04-13 9:30:17 AM  

Saiga410: Its open game towoo them after the dems have forgotten and actually turned and started shiating on them.


Your rhetoric sounds white... and aggrieved.
 
2021-04-13 9:30:19 AM  
Hilarious that their "model" for "working people" is America;'s so-called "farmers".
When in fact most of them are Major Major's dad in Catch-22.
They are, of course, a rapidly shrinking group of white people - like all Republican target groups.
Ironic - they are shiatting in their own well, and complaining that they're dying of dysentery.
 
2021-04-13 9:30:53 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Yeah I can see how minimum wage, paid sick leave, and  education are really shiating on the working class. If the Dems really cared about the working man, they'd pass a few more tax cuts for golf course owners and corporate jet purchases.


You mean that $15/hr minimum wage that's coming in 2026 unless it doesn't, the access to health care with no way to actually afford it, and student loan forgiveness for everyone who answers three questions and chops down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring?

/Also, all the police that are now aiming for the leg will be the real game changer!
 
2021-04-13 9:31:02 AM  
"And if Republicans want to be successful as a party, win the majority in 2022, win back the White House in 2024, I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters."

LOL
 
2021-04-13 9:32:16 AM  

hubiestubert: They've been trying that for years. And it's working for some folks who think of themselves as temporarily embarrassed former millionaires.


That's true.  What this guy isn't getting is that those workers voted for Trump, not the GOP.  They just came along for the ride.  Now Trump isn't looking quite so shiny.  He sold them a pig in a poke and it's not stacking up well against the real world actions of the current administration.
 
2021-04-13 9:32:21 AM  

LovesToSpooge: "And if Republicans want to be successful as a party, win the majority in 2022, win back the White House in 2024, I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters."

LOL


You make it sound like that was a profoundly idiotic statement. Shame on you.
 
2021-04-13 9:32:53 AM  
"Top Republicans."
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2021-04-13 9:32:55 AM  
Top. Men.

Not the power bottoms
 
2021-04-13 9:34:04 AM  
 Hey there fellow salt of the earth workin Americans, and let me rap with you a moment about my friend Tax cuts for Billionaires, and shifting the tax burden onto everyone else.
 
2021-04-13 9:34:49 AM  
"For Banks this means tougher immigration laws and cracking down on China, Big Tech and, perhaps most provocatively for the GOP, corporate America."

This is just more politics of grievance. Finding someone's day to ruin over some perceived Us v. Them paradigm. If these are truly "working class" folks, they need Universal Healthcare, a higher minimum wage, fewer ways to land in debt or actual prison, labor protections as well as addressing climate change -- if only for the New job opportunities.

....and I'm pretty sure there is already one party with these as long established goals and platforms.

The problem with the GOP is that this is typical of a party that is really a christo-nationalist-fascist cohort  - their beloved "white without a college degree" - is just that: white. If its really an authentic "working class party", it is going to have to appeal to all members of the working class.

Good luck squaring that circle.
 
2021-04-13 9:34:56 AM  

Subtonic: LovesToSpooge: "And if Republicans want to be successful as a party, win the majority in 2022, win back the White House in 2024, I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters."

LOL

You make it sound like that was a profoundly idiotic statement. Shame on you.


What would Donald Trump know about winning majorities?
Never won one in his life.
 
2021-04-13 9:36:30 AM  
Good News for Dock Workers like Archie Bunker
 
2021-04-13 9:38:24 AM  

jso2897: Subtonic: LovesToSpooge: "And if Republicans want to be successful as a party, win the majority in 2022, win back the White House in 2024, I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters."

LOL

You make it sound like that was a profoundly idiotic statement. Shame on you.

What would Donald Trump know about winning majorities?
Never won one in his life.


What? He won the election by millions of votes that the demonrat party made disappear. You should visit my youtube channel for details. Smash that like button, bro.
 
2021-04-13 9:39:33 AM  

EyeballKid: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Yeah I can see how minimum wage, paid sick leave, and  education are really shiating on the working class. If the Dems really cared about the working man, they'd pass a few more tax cuts for golf course owners and corporate jet purchases.

You mean that $15/hr minimum wage that's coming in 2026 unless it doesn't, the access to health care with no way to actually afford it, and student loan forgiveness for everyone who answers three questions and chops down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring?

/Also, all the police that are now aiming for the leg will be the real game changer!


What you working towards is important, even if you don't succeed. I mean, the Republicans are still several years away from the final solution, but they still get credit for trying.
 
2021-04-13 9:42:13 AM  
"Rep. Banks compared Biden's plans to a feel-good sugar high that will lead to a crash."

Actual banks, and their teams of economists -- not to mention, history -- said that very thing about tax cuts -- and the opposite about investment stimulus.

Banks and the GOP are living in a pipe-dream

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2021-04-13 9:42:31 AM  

inglixthemad: SirGunslinger: Perhaps they will be patriotic socialists... national socialists if you will.

Well, since they ensure their base doesn't understand what Socialism is, that kind of makes sense. Just like the originals they'll leave the means of production in the hands of the elites and just expect kickbacks. Grifters gotta grift you know, that third vacation home doesn't pay for itself.


"Listen, we just want to seize the means of production and ensure that everyone gets paid according to their ability or need. None of that Socialism crap."

/barely satire
 
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