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It's no secret that Democrats have been losing white working class voters for decades : In the last three presidential elections, the Democratic candidate lost among white working-class (non-college-
by Th0rn
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 06:56 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
NBC's recent story on how 80 percent of Americans will be living at or near the poverty level in their ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 194 comments on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT with 271 Recommends
Mitt Romney’s recently leaked speech where he described 47 percent of the American people as freeloaders, moochers, and bums because they are “dependent” on the federal government has spawned ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Thomas Edsall’s brilliant piece this morning provides one of the best syntheses of the cynical and cruel bets that the Bircherized GOP is making this election – that White Middle & working class ...
by zizi
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 07:20 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
During every presidential election campaign in recent memory the pundit classes have tried to figure out the riddle of the white working class (male) voter. Why do they support Republicans? Is the ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 10:59 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Has Mitt Romney found the cause that could finally unite the Republican Party? He thinks he has. "We’ve understood for a long time that the Obama people would come after free enterprise,” Romney ...
by calross
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM PST with 1 Recommend
…There will be a lot of white working class voters showing up at the polls next November, and the degree to which they support (or abandon) President Obama could very well make or ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The role racism has played in the dismantling of the social safety net in the United States, in my opinion, has not been given the kind of attention it deserves. I find it frustrating that many ...
by mooremusings
Comment Count 70 comments on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 03:32 PM PST with 89 Recommends
This is an historic election for many reasons, not least because many white voters are ovecoming their racism (at least for the purpose of voting). The GOP has long had the hardcore racist vote sewn ...
by david mizner
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 09:16 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
George Packer has an interesting article on working-class whites in Ohio and the Dems and Obama. Now I know that ...
by kenm
Comment Count 79 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 02:42 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
United Steelworkers International president Leo Gerard made a mind boggling statement to Huffington Post, explaining Obama's dramatic gains in Michigan and Pennsylvania - Obama is getting more angry.
by truthseeking missile
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 02:21 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Hours of media time has been devoted to Mrs. Clinton's landslide wins in West Virgina and Kentucky and Mr. Obama's "problem" with white working class voters. Now David "Mudcat" Saunders, John ...
by novelle
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun May 25, 2008 at 12:19 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
It has pained me to watch Sean Wilentz act like such a tool during this election year, because I really admire his historical works. ("Chants Democratic" and "The Rise of American Democracy" are ...
by mexicanboots
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat May 24, 2008 at 04:11 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I know you're tired of hearing about it, but I'm going to keep talking about it as long as the Obama, his campaign, and so many Obama supporters refuse to acknowledge the obvious: he's performed ...
by david mizner
Comment Count 270 comments on Wed May 21, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
It is unfortunate that our media completely fails at articulating anything that requires nuance or a complexity of understanding. Instead of taking time to explain. They dumb it down to a neat ...
by Amen RA
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 20, 2008 at 09:34 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
-potential overthrow of Roe vs. Wade (there go all the feminists that are currently supporting hill) -it will take no time for the reps (mcsame) to prove to those hill supporters how little he ...
by chiri
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 14, 2008 at 07:09 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
The MSM now wants to say Obama has a problem with WWCV, which Hillary has consistantly won. This has become the latest broken record in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. In November WWCV will have a ...
by Texasblu
Comment Count 84 comments on Thu May 08, 2008 at 06:16 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I was planning to stay out of the primary wars today, but I made the mistake of checking in and saw the disgusting, elitist, ...
by david mizner
Comment Count 160 comments on Sun May 04, 2008 at 09:19 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Clinton is portraying Obama as an out-of-touch, effete, liberal elitist who can't relate to (white) working class and voters. If and when Obama wins the nomination, McCain will do the same. Obama'...
by david mizner
Comment Count 78 comments on Thu May 01, 2008 at 09:57 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
I think they are ready for it. I believe Obama was attempting to voice his empathy with their cause during his infamous San Francisco dinner talk. Hillary Clinton can speak of this group better ...
by vmm918
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 09:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend