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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 02:47 PM

55. A number of the republicans I know or represent are republicans for economic reasons

I am a corporate attorney and so I deal with some very high net worth people or what I have heard referred to as "country club republicans". Many of the country club republicans are republicans for purely economic reasons in that they want lower taxes. A good friend who is very well off gave Rove $3 million in 2012 because he wanted lower taxes. One of my client's friends managed to die in 2010 which was the year where the estate tax was zero and I heard what a great deal the heirs of this friend got. I have other clients who are top donors to the Greg Abbott. These country club republicans are not racists but are motivated by economic reasons.

I also run into a number of rank and file republicans and most of these idiots are racists. I had the chair of the county republican party tell me that voter id was a good thing because people who do not drive should not be allowed to vote. This racist idiot really did not want poor people or non-whites to vote. I know the lawyers who tried the Texas voter id case and I read all or most of the briefs and so had fun dumping on this idiot with the studies cited in that case. The Texas voter id law was so racist that even the very conservative 5th Circuit had to gut this law.

The rank and file republicans who the key to the trump base are mainly racists. The country club republicans do include some racists but mainly include people who are looking solely out for their own economic self interests.

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