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Liberal Mag Warns Dems Have a Problem With White Working Class Voters

August 6, 2014

Andrew Levison of The New Republic is concerned about the chances Democrats have with white working class voters…

Democrats Have a White Working Class Problem—and Not Just in the South

henever elections approach, there is always a flurry of concern among Democrats regarding the white working class. Despite a steady and gradual decline in its size over the last several decades, this group remains a substantial percentage of the electorate; even relatively small decreases in its support for Democrats can mean defeat to Republican opponents. On a national level, if white working class support falls even 1 or 2 percent below the 36 percent that Obama received from them in 2012, the party’s 2016 nominee will be in serious trouble.

In this year’s election cycle, the discussion about white working Americans began in March with a New York Times op-ed, “How Democrats Can Compete for the White Working Class,” by Tom Edsall. Noting Obama’s 4 percent drop in support from the group between 2008 and 2012, he nonetheless insisted that “Democratic prospects do not seem so gloomy. There was a wide disparity in Obama’s performance among with working class voters in different sections of the country: awful in the South and significantly better in much of the rest of the country. This suggests that a targeted regional strategy could strengthen the Democratic Party’s chances with what was once its core constituency.”

Listen to any speech from Democrats like Obama, Biden, Pelosi on down and what do you hear?

Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class, Middle Class.

What have they actually done for the Middle Class?

ObamaCare.

Job destroying regulations.

Policies that raise the price of gas, food and electricity.

I’ll leave you with this comment from the TNR article:

For a generation now Demokrats did everything possible to destroy the lives of working class whites. That they retain any support from this group is nothing short of astounding.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pop The Lid permalink
    August 7, 2014 1:06 am

    “even relatively small decreases in its support for Democrats can mean defeat to Republican opponents.”

    You mean, can mean defeat for Democrats ,right?

  2. August 7, 2014 11:00 am

    Let me know when “middle class” doesn’t mean ‘union’ employees. Because that is what O’Bummer means.

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