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Republicon politics

| Monday, Aug. 16, 2004

Republican support among the working class is one of the greatest cons of our time.

As a marketing person, I can't help but be impressed with the GOP's successful political marketing campaign to win the hearts and minds of many in that very class of people about whom they couldn't care less.

George W. himself refers to his voter base as the "haves and have-mores." So why on earth do the have-nots believe that his policies are in any way intended to benefit them?

I have found that it's the cultural issues that are most important to them. So when the Congressional Budget Office reports that for the bottom 20 percent of households the combined Bush tax cuts averaged $250 each while the top 1 percent garnered $78,460, it will be no surprise if this news has absolutely no impact on the people most harmed by the tax cuts.

Why not• Because the Republicans have them so worried that the homosexual neighbors down the street are going to get married, sending their whole world into a downward spin, that they can't see the larger demons lurking at the door.

God bless them.

Cathy Brennan
Edgewood

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