Class Warfare Blog

September 28, 2020

When it was ’54 …

Republicans are often characterized as wishing our country would be restored to what it was like in 1954.

So do I.

 

6 Comments »

  1. This confirms my observations that this really started to go downhill with Reagan followed by the Clinton and Democratic acquiescence. At the same time, union members themselves started to vote Republican because of social issues and because there was no longer a clear cut difference in the parties.

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    Comment by James Cross — September 28, 2020 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

    • It started around the time of the Powell Memo and shortly thereafter the Dems decided to abandon their base of women, minorities, labor unions, working people, etc, and instead go after the professional class. They thought “Well where are they going to go. Well they found out that working people went over to the gOP in numbers and unions have faded even more. Assholes.

      So, we are talking the better part of 50 years, at least 40+.

      The graphs tell the story.

      On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 2:12 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — September 28, 2020 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

  2. That’s pretty impressive

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    Comment by Matt Barsotti — September 28, 2020 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  3. Maybe everyone should be careful what they wish for

    Click to access Figure11.pdf

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    Comment by clapham common tree — September 29, 2020 @ 12:03 am | Reply

  4. Yes on that account, but the open, legal, brutal racism wasn”t all that wonderful.

    On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 1:45 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

    > Steve Ruis posted: “Republicans are often characterized as wishing our > country would be restored to what it was like in 1954. So do I. ” >

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    Comment by gfbrandenburg — October 1, 2020 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, I wasn’t exactly serious about going back to 1954 … eeeew. I would like to go back in that direction with regard to union membership and income inequality, however.

      On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 12:33 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

      > Respond to this comment by replying above this line > New comment on Class Warfare Blog > > * gfbrandenburg > > commented on When it was ’54 … > > * > > Republicans are often characterized as wishing our country would be > restored to what it was like in 1954. So do I. > > Yes on that account, but the open, legal, brutal racism wasn”t all that > wonderful. > >

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — October 1, 2020 @ 12:36 pm | Reply


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