I am sometimes amazed at how reporters can take the same information, punch it up a little and call it news. I was always under the impression that news was something new and not something that has been happening over an extended period of time. There is so much that could be said regarding this article.
“Desperate for jobs and cool toward President Barack Obama, working-class whites are flocking to Republicans, turning a group long wary of Democrats into an even bigger impediment to the party’s drive to keep control of Congress.” “An Associated Press-GfK poll shows whites without four-year college degrees preferring GOP candidates by twice the margin of the last two elections, when Democrats made significant gains in the House and Senate.” “The poll, conducted last month, found this group favoring GOP hopefuls 58 percent to 36 percent – a whopping 22 percentage-point gap.” “In 2008, when Obama won the presidency, they favored GOP congressional candidates by 11 percentage points, according to exit polls of voters.” “When Democrats won the House and Senate in 2006, the Republican edge was 9 percentage points.” (Fram, Alan, 10/06/2010, Associated Press, AP-GfK Poll: Working-class whites shun Dems, Retrieved from email@example.com). Did anyone ever think that all of sudden these numbers would decrease, especially with the increase of militia enrollment and the failure to acknowledge who was in charge when this economy fell into this big hole and how much things have recovered since. Democrats trying to win over this group will probably result in the same as fashion as what happened when this administration tried to work with the Republican Caucus. But you don’t have to take my word for it read on from this article.
“Many of these working-class voters were dubbed Reagan Democrats in the 1980s, when some in the North and Midwest who had previously preferred Democrats began supporting conservative Republicans.” “Many never warmed to Obama during the 2008 presidential race, when he said some bitter small-town residents cling to guns and religion for solace.” “They preferred Hillary Rodham Clinton, his rival for the Democratic nomination, by 2-1 and in the general election backed Republican nominee John McCain by 18 points.” “In the AP-GfK poll, working-class whites were likelier than white college graduates to say their families are suffering financially and to have a relative who’s recently lost a job.” “They are less optimistic about the country’s economy and their own situations, gloomier about the nation’s overall direction and more critical of how Democrats are handling the economy.” “They are likelier than better-educated whites to dislike Obama personally and are more negative about his leadership.” “Over half say he doesn’t understand ordinary Americans’ problems.” “They are also likelier to disapprove of Obama’s performance as president, including more than two-thirds who are unhappy with his stewardship of the economy.” Stewardship of the economy, now that was a brilliant way to put it. This president gets just two years to fix what it took sixteen years to break but hey, that’s purely fair right? Someone should have asked these people if they would be saying the exact same thing if Obama had been a republican or white. Oh wait, they didn’t have to because those quoted in this article answered that question without being asked.
“They try to make everybody think the economy is better, and it isn’t,” Jennifer Moore, 40, a school bus driver from Amherst, Va., said of Democrats. “Gas prices are going up, food is going up and people working for the minimum wage can’t make it.” “Democrats are more apt to mess with the middle class and take our money,” said Lawrence Ramsey, 56, a warehouse manager in Winston-Salem, N.C.” “The country hasn’t come up the way it should have under Obama,” said Barbara Schwickrath, 64, a clothing store employee from Brooksville, Fla.” (Fram, Alan, 10/06/2010, Associated Press, AP-GfK Poll: Working-class whites shun Dems, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org). Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that there was no mention of responsibility for anyone else. Ms. Moore says the economy isn’t better because she can’t see it. She says people working for minimum wage can’t make it but she seems unaware that the politicians speaking of getting rid of the minimum wage are the very ones she will vote to get into office. Mr. Ramsey is worried about Democrats messing with the middle class and taking their money but seems unaware that the middle class can now enjoy a tax cut and those whom he wishes to punish would also make tax cuts permanent. Finally come Ms. Schwickrath who says that the country hasn’t come up the way it should have under Obama but seems unaware that something that took 16 years to break will not be repaired and in factory condition in 2. If you do not believe me, then maybe you will believe this guy. “Obama and Democrats have had almost two years to try to get things back on track,” said GOP pollster David Winston.” (Fram, Alan, 10/06/2010, Associated Press, AP-GfK Poll: Working-class whites shun Dems, Retrieved from email@example.com).