Posted by Curt on 29 December, 2014 at 1:20 pm. 5 comments already!



Too busy clinging to their guns and religion?

Via NPR:

“2012, it might have dipped [whites who voted for him], but it was still on par with what had happened before. In the midterms, because of the nature of the electorate, it tends to exaggerate some of these racial differences — I guess my point being that I think it ebbs and flows in part given circumstances.

I do think that right now there are a lot of white working-class voters who haven’t seen enough progress economically in their own lives, and despite the work that we’ve done to try to strengthen the economy and address issues like child care or minimum wage or increasing manufacturing, that’s not what they read about or hear about in the newspapers. They hear about an immigration debate or they hear about, you know, debate surrounding Ferguson, and they think, “I’m being left out. Nobody seems to be thinking about how tough it is for me right now,” or, “I’ve been downscaled, I’ve lost my job,” etc.

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