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Class-consciousness alert

Between the efforts of right-wingers to obscure economic-fairness issues with the “culture war,” and of left-wingers to obscure the genuine differences between the Democrats and the Republicans on those same issues, it’s refreshing to find an example of old-fashioned party-based class consciousness:

A woman [in Wisconsin] attending her third Kerry rally will give only her first name of Mary. “We’re steadfast Democrats, but the bosses are Republicans, and in this economy, well, you can’t risk anything.”

But it’s disturbing that she feels she has to hide her identity to avoid risking her job.

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