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  •  Just for clarity, you may be an angry old white (1+ / 0-)
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    srfRantz

    man, but you're not "one of those angry old white men that's always getting bashed around here"...You had me at your contempt for Reagan's policies...

    •  thanks. (0+ / 0-)

      but I do think we really need to find a better label. that was my larger point. a lot of Angry White Men are angry about being called 'Angry White Men' and being blamed for everyone's problems. which sets them up to be easy prey for the RW propaganda which tells them its not their fault, its --choose your target group--.
      it really isn't that they're stupid or shallow, but really a lot more to being hurt and feeling betrayed. it would take me a lot of words to try and explain...

      I've meant for a few weeks now since the election to try and write my first diary entry around this topic.

      very dicey and difficult...but I think it needs to be addressed if we are to continue to "take back OUR country." ;-)

      no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

      by srfRantz on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:38:49 PM PST

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      •  This was a great Monty Python sketch... (0+ / 0-)

        “I think that all good, right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that all good, right thinking people in this country are fed up with being told that all good, right thinking people in this country are fed up with being sick and tired. I'm certainly not, and I'm sick and tired of being told that I am”

        But jokes aside, this is a demographic that Romney 2012 leveraged quite effectively, and I look forward to your diary. I don't think it's that dicey of a topic - white men (angry or not) have been important champions of progressive ideals through history, and that's going to continue.

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