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Hahahahah. Of the 42 men who have served as president 25 were lawyers.

Oh, snap! hahahahahaha.
Not that there is anything wrong with being a wimpy, gender neutral, mama's creature. I'm liberal, I believe in diversity.

Carol Shea-Porter says:

March 24th, 2007 at 11:14 am
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Welcome.

Why is NH trending increasingly blue? People moving up from MA, W’s disastrous policies, other items, or all of the above? Depending on your answer, how can Ds cement a permanently blue NH?

New Hampshire citizens have recognized that the administration’s policies have been disastrous for what I call the bottom 99% of us. I told people I was running “for the rest of us” and that it didn’t matter if you were a Republican, Independent or a Democrat we were not being heard by this administration. The people of New Hampshire understand that “the middle class is stumbling and the poor have fallen” and they want representatives who will work for them. That is why we are trending blue, and I believe we will stay blue because we are truly representing the people’s interest.

The "bottom 99% of us" narrative is the winner here, kids. Grok that, and you grok revolution in truth. I spent the day offline and with friends with whom by looks, you'd never guess we had anything in common. But it's truth. Will the 'Tubes be the medium by which Americans, amurkins, and American Idolitarians understand that? Stay tuned...

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Submitted by mattd on

It may be true, but no one wants to be part of the "bottom" tier of anything.

I get the desire to point out that policies for the top 1% may be very bad for everyone else, and I know this may be cliché, but I really do believe that most people think that someday they will be rich, and part of the top 1%, and therefore aren't too keen on "punishing" the very rich they hope they will someday be among. Rhetoric like "bottom 99%" just seems to remind people that they're not there yet.

On the other hand, terms like "oligarchy" don't resonate either. I don't have an answer, just a gut feeling that this isn't it.

--Matt

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

but i'm still looking for a way to unify those of us who are getting screwed- which is all of us. really. even the semi-rich are on shakier and shakier ground, and the way up the ladder keeps getting smaller and less inclusive. the semi-rich now are expected to fellate the superrich, and that's something once upon a time only the little people were expected to do.

but i'm most interested in the other poor: white southerners, evangelicals, working class conservatives. i have more in common with them, gay black overeducated woman that i am, than they do with those who are telling them to hate me. how do we get them to see that they don't have to like me, to work with me fixing these problems that are taking away all our futures?