Monday, September 19, 2011

class warfare

does this "class warfare" line really work? republicans seem to think it does. they trot it out every time someone proposes doing something that will harm the economic interests of rich people. (they don't bring it up when their own proposals would harm the interests of poor). but I wonder if it really resonates enough with the average voter to have any effect on the poll numbers.

on the other hand, the press seems to love the phrase and will report solemnly that the GOP has used the dreaded "class warfare" line as if that fact is significant. so even if the public at large doesn't care, i guess in that sense it does work. i just wonder if there is any polling data to support the popularity of the phrase.