Blue-Collar Workers are Now Solidly Republican

Barack Obama squandered the opportunity of a lifetime to become a transformational president. That was his signature ambition, obvious enough in his infamous remarks about how he would fundamentally transform the country. He ended up focused on identity politics, rather than any transformation for the better of the economy. But the economy is what concerns ordinary Americans, not identity politics. Had Obama addressed that while he was president, he could have solidified a winning coalition for the Democrats that could have lasted for a very long time. At this point, history will now find him responsible for his party losing the working classes and paving the way for Trump's emergence and election as a populist hero. It started from Obama's 2008 campaign as a moderate, capturing the imagination of millions of Americans as a highly attractive and smart candidate who seemed to be bringing people together...(Read Full Article)
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