Middle-class contempt for workers
fuels liberal panic over U.S. elections
BY ARGIRIS MALAPANIS
U.S. president George Bush won another four years in the White House November 2 by a significant margin. He received 51 percent of the popular vote, compared to 48 percent for Democrat John Kerry. The result was even more stunning to liberals and middle-class radicals because the turnout was larger than in previous elections and closer to what Democrats and their hangers-on worked for and dreamed about. About 116 million people, or 58 percent of eligible voters, went to the polls—the largest percentage since 1968, according to the Associated Press—and Bush won 3.5 million more votes than Kerry....
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The Militant - November 23, 2004 -- Middle-class contempt for workers fuels liberal panic over U.S. elections