The Republican Party is Now the Party of Working Class Americans

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    I have long been thinking this is the case. The unions have abandoned most working class Americans interests and are just another special interest group now. I guess it started when they began hiring college management majors instead of solely promoting from within in the AFL-CIO.

    But the Democrats represent the wealthiest congressional districts and the GOP represents the working class districts today, a complete switch from the 1950s.

    Analysis: Democrats Represent the Rich, Working Class Flocks to GOP

    Meanwhile, Republican voters — the majority of whose jobs are threatened by free trade, as the research notes — have become the most supportive demographic group of tariffs on foreign imports and an economic nationalist agenda that reduces foreign competition in the labor market and American economy.

    Of course, regionally, the Democrat base consists nearly exclusively on top income earners and rich executives who live in metropolitan areas and major cities along the coasts.

    In the 2016 election, failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the vast majority of high-income coastal congressional districts in the West Coast and the Northeast.

    Trump, who decisively won the election, took home electoral college votes from the heartland of the U.S., winning states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia, the very communities that had been devastated by the Washington, DC, free trade apparatus of the last three decades.​

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    Your own chart shows that Red Districts tend to be poorer and less affluent.

    The idea of being for the working class is to make working people MORE affluent, not less.
     
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    Do you realize how stupid your comment is?
     
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    Unpack that statement a little further. I am not sure I received the full aroma of that turd you just laid.
     
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    So this year the Republicans are for the working class??

    So all of those other years, they were just lying??

    And how are Dems representing all of these wealthy districts in comparison to republicans when its the dems who are supposed to be the party who makes everyone poor??
     
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    If you ever believed any of that horseshit you deserve to be castrated and shot. Party of 'fuck you' is what both of them are.
     
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    Those poorer districts within states certainly pay a lot of tribute to the blue cities in the same states.
     
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    Tramp won by the skin of his teeth and Mi won't vote for tramp again. They learned their lesson.
     
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    They have been doing it, you ever seen the upstate of South Carolina when the Democrats where in control? Nothing but farm land, now it's all industry.


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    Why didn't you type this comment to the person who made this dumb ass post??

    Oh I remember.....he is your Trump circle jerk teammate..the one who brings the lotion...
     
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