Report: Obama Reelection Campaign Will “Explicitly Abandon White Working Class Voters”…Is THIS a Smack Down to WHITE non-college degree Union Members?

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From Weasel Zippers:

November 28, 2011

So long, bitter clingers.

Via NY Times:

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.

It is instructive to trace the evolution of a political strategy based on securing this coalition in the writings and comments, over time, of such Democratic analysts as Stanley Greenberg and Ruy Teixeira. Both men were initially determined to win back the white working-class majority, but both currently advocate a revised Democratic alliance in which whites without college degrees are effectively replaced by well-educated socially liberal whites in alliance with the growing ranks of less affluent minority voters, especially Hispanics.

The 2012 approach treats white voters without college degrees as an unattainable cohort. The Democratic goal with these voters is to keep Republican winning margins to manageable levels, in the 12 to 15 percent range, as opposed to the 30-point margin of 2010 — a level at which even solid wins among minorities and other constituencies are not enough to produce Democratic victories.

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Does this mean Obama and his campaign are abandoning the “white working class” UNION members; Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO), Mary Henry (SEIU), James Hoffa (Teamsters) et.al?  HOW MANY White Union members have college degrees?

By making these statements:

voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment

“Stanley Greenberg and Ruy Teixeira: Both men were initially determined to win back the white working-class majority, but both currently advocate a revised Democratic alliance in which whites without college degrees are effectively replaced by well-educated socially liberal whites”

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Do ANY non-college degree White Union members consider this a SMACK DOWN?  Plumbers, Pipe-fitters, Cement laymen, tin knockers, etc.

” a revised Democratic alliance in which whites without college degrees are effectively replaced by well-educated socially liberal whites in alliance with the growing ranks of less affluent minority voters, especially Hispanics.”

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Yep, how’s that “Hopey, Changey” Thingy working for YOU?

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