For John, BLUF: There are cracks in the political parties, but are they enough to force a realignment? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing an OpEd for The Detroit News, Mr Nolan Finley gives us "Democrats’ handout strategy is failing". Here is the Lede:
Democrats hope to prevail in the 2016 elections by pounding the income gap. But at least one major group on the short end of that equation isn’t buying that the handout party has the right answers.From The InstaPundit:
Blue collar white voters believe the Republican Party is better equipped to make the economic system more fair by an overwhelming margin, according to a new Washington Post poll.
In the survey of non-college educated whites, 50 percent had more faith in GOP policies, while 29 percent favored the Democratic strategy.
These are among the workers hit hardest by the economic shifts of the past quarter century, and in particular by the failed polices of the Obama administration.
I would also add that Democrats’ incessant demeaning of blue collar workers because of their race (predominantly white), religion, gender (predominantly male), or values isn’t helping a whole lot, either. If you keep suggesting that white, male, Christians who believe in earning a dollar are racist, ignorant, xenophobic, homophobic or otherwise evil, they probably won’t vote for you.There is no blinding insight there. The only question is when the tectonic plates will shift.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff