For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.
All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.
First, I take issue that the Dems were ever FOR the white working class/middle class. In fact, look at a lot of even FDR's policies, and who did they favor? Big business. Who are Obama's policies favoring? Crony big businesses. Where is the help for the small working class guy? Nowhere. So, for all you union types who think the Bamster still loves ya, what do you think now? He has used you and played you. Maybe a bit of wising up is in order.