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We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.

Rick Santorum

This is a classic talking point line by conservatives in this election.

It’s meant as a rallying cry for their base.

But it’s a head fake and it’s insulting.

How these republicans can position democrats as an elitist party for “smart people” while republicans like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have become the party for the richest 1% is outrageous.

The democrats are far from perfect.

But our President is trying to make the tent bigger not smaller. A tent to protect those that need healthcare. A tent to provide same treatment for gay or straight couples. A big tent to provide less loopholes for corporations and the richest 1%. A big tent to allow equal wages for female workers. And a safe tent to bring our troops home from Iraq.

(….plus…)