• I agree with Flavius.  This is all about the labor vote.  You can't let 70% of the country struggle to make ends meet and not fix that because you will lose elections. A lesson that was forgotten by the Democrats.  For eight years the Democrats took care of the corporations but sat on their...

    • I'm not clear on your point. The October 2016 unemployment rate under a Democratic President was 4.9%.

      http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate

      If Joe Lunchpail was focused on his...

    • Normally that high of percentage of ticket splitting don't happen.  We know what the recorded vote was but we are not sure what the true vote was?  It is a big red flag for bad equipment or election fraud.  We have privatize our elections to corporations that maintain the equipment in secret....

    • % of white working class vote

        Gore 40% , 2004 ; Obama 40%,  2008.

       

      Unemployment %

                    Mar       June      Sept     Dec

      2008      5.1          5.6        6.1         7.3 

      2009      8.7          9.5        9.8         9.9...

    • You really believe Trump will kill the TPP, like when he drained the swamp of lobbyists and wall streeters!  Awesome. 

      by tmccarthy0 4 days 10 hours ago in The Social Silences SHHH!
    • Flavius, here is a link noted 897 hate crimes since Joe Lunchpail voted for Trump

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-hate-incidents_us_583dd...

      ​Joe Lunchpail...

    • Oh God, no one cares about the trade deficit. They care about jobs, wages, security, something tangible.
      "Trade deficit" is a wonk term. As Cheney said, "deficits don't matter"

      by PeraclesPlease 4 days 12 hours ago in The Social Silences SHHH!
    • Thx

      Ill try to plow through this in the evening.

      by rmrd0000 4 days 12 hours ago in The Social Silences SHHH!
    • In the mid-1800s, the South opposed tariffs because it had the cheapest workforce in the world.  What southern planters feared more than anything else, besides slave revolts and emancipation, was tariffs being enacted by governments trying to protect their agricultural industries and workers...

      by HSG 4 days 12 hours ago in The Social Silences SHHH!
    • I don't really care about the age, I just care about a compelling new face/voice if we're really going to revive things, not just someone brought in because we're (supposedly) sick of Pelosi, Hillary, etc.

    • BMaz from EmptyWheel has some sad thoughts on why the Stein appeal might be counterproductive - mostly because the recount will use the same method as before, rather than a comprehensive in-depth audit needed to...

    • Facts no longer matter.Trump is bringing in the usual crowd of Wall Street people to run the commercial aspects of the government. Joe Lunchpail will still tell us that Trump is cleaning the swamp. Trying to get Joe to join hands with Democrats is an effort in futility. We need to energize the...

    • Sadly I agree - while they said it was the economy stupid, in reality they reacted to Maslow's hygiene issues of security & fear. Bait-and-switch? Or anchoring (in NLP terms)?

      There's a lot of transferance going on - somehow the GOP has the working man (and woman?) seeing success...

    • Flavius, you miss the point. Joe Lunchpail was employed and had healthcare. What he responded to was the threat that Blacks and Latinos were taking stuff from him and that Muslims wanted him dead. He is celebrating his victory by committing hate crimes. 

    • My graph elsewhere showed steady drop in unemployment 7 years in a row, with wages finally starting to go up, & elsewhere the deficit finally below 2008 levels. And then they vote back in the guys who broke it in 2001-2008 in so many ways. and would have been faster if the GOP didn't...

    • My subject was how  to get more  white working class votes next time. Doing well while doing good.

      (Responding to  ocean-kat's  asking why we didn't  get more this time.)

       I don't apologize for wanting to give  workers , work.  Doesn't mean we shouldn't do  lots of other things...

    • Hey Acunuck... I Hope this continues...

      NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

      November 29, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      Democrat Foster Campbell raises $2.5M as...

    • We see Detroit devastated and black unemployment skyrocket, yet when we talk about the pain of the working class it's the white working class it's Joe Lunchpail not Omar. Omar knew hard times were here and voted for the Democratic Party. Omar is depressed because he knows that Trump is...

    • If you read the original Herodotus (father of history 450BC, and remarkable tell it like it is skeptic)  the Trojan War was not an heroic tale but a scam by "unconstrained monarchs" to...

    • But TPP is largely a white identity issue for the left too - we stopped caring about the plight of the 3re world - it's those white factory jobs. TPP, imperfect as it is/was, was supposed to balance Chinese hegemony over other Asian countries - nope, American jingoism about trade kills it...

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