Similar situation in Oz.
Very, very depressing.
Good one, PDiddie ... gotta love The Onion. 'Bout the best thing ever to come out of Madison ... 'cept mebbe sausages.
History does repeat itself. Prior to the Civil War, most southern whites did not own plantations, and were not noticibly better off than the slaves. And yet these poor whites identified overwhelmingly with the ruling class, rather than with their enslaved brethren.
Apparently, happiness for most decent folk requires nothing more than a higher class to aspire to (even if you are unlikely to gain admittance), and a lower class to sustain an illusion of superiority in the meantime.
Today, we have billionaire business tycoons on top, "feminists", "gays", and "liberals" among others on the bottom, and ....the usual dupes in the middle.
Cleverly targeted spin wins every time!
Of course in reality, the poor overwhelmingly voted for Kerry
... in greater numbers even, in fact, than they had voted for Gore
But if the poor overwhelmingly vote Democrat, surely the Dems would win, in a landslide? A lot more poor than weathy in the USA! I wonder what propertion of "poor" actually vote?
But if the poor overwhelmingly vote Democrat, surely the Dems would win, in a landslide?
Nah. Those earning up to $50,000 voted in majority for Kerry - but they constitute only 45% of the voting electorate.
If you want to study the truly mentally dysfunctional, study the working class who in the U.K. voted the Tory party into power for four consecutive terms.
The only thing dumber than this in world history was when turkeys voted to have christmas in august.