They’re Poor, Scared, Less Educated, and Left Behind: New Polling Data from Gallup on Conservatives and Red State America « SpeakEasy

Here, the tail wags the dog and the most frightened, least resourced, and most backward voices rise out of the polity. Elites who have long been disconnected from the masses manipulate this anxiety into a politics that serves to gut the social safety net and chase down the chosen bugaboos of the Right–the “evil” unions, “liberals,” “intellectuals,” teachers, Muslims, immigrants, racial minorities, gays and lesbians, “overpaid” public employees, and/or anyone who is not a “real American.”

via They’re Poor, Scared, Less Educated, and Left Behind: New Polling Data from Gallup on Conservatives and Red State America « SpeakEasy.

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