… along with a new and nervous first-time fill-in host:
Tags: chris blazejewski, daniel reilly, newsmakers
Ted, great job on your first solo Newsmakers,
Rep Blazejewski’s East Side constituency are professional class liberals. This means they are for Ed reform ( anti-union stances such as abolishing tenure and seniority for teachers) and they are for pension reform. This sort of group are feel good liberals. They are for helping the poor and civil rights–two feel good positions that don’t cost them anything important, but make them feel good, especially when they can send a check to crossroads every year, or donate to their favorite charter school that helps those poor, poor underpriviliged children.
I remember in the 80′s when many hippies threw out their torn jeans for a three- piece power suit, or opened their new art gallery in the meat-packing district in NYC. These are the liberals who are feel good liberals. They are worlds away from labor liberals. Labor liberals are the only true liberals left. They aren’t running from the stink of their blue collar roots, but are trying to fight for a decent wage for everyone.
Great comment Snow.
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