Progressives often bang their head against the wall trying to understand why their uncle, aunt, brother in law, neighbor, continues to vote Republican. And unless their one of those Glenn Beck, the gov'ment trying ta git my guns or I jus know dat wusnt no plane dat hit da pentgon morons who's already got his bomb shelter stocked with freeze dried food, seeds, gold and a short wave radio, Tina Dupuy at Crooks and Liars does a pretty deft job of explaining why. Check it out please:
Last Place Aversion: Why Middle-Class People Fear Tax Increases on the Rich | Crooks and Liars
And if you get a chance check out Thomas Frank's excellent book on this subject in What's The Matter With Kansas.