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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 05:08 PM

9. You can think that but it isn't true

The differences SHOULD be class-based, of course, but is there a Democratic advantage among working class white people?

West Virginia is a definitive white working class (and poverty) state, yet hates Obama more than anywhere.

The racial divisions in American history account for much of the reason Europe has more socialist traditions. Sad truth is that sharing appears to be easier in racially homogeneous populations.

When push comes to shove, race tends to trump class and nationalism trumps everything.

Dems do somewhat better among lower income people but, for instance, Dems are at rough parity or a slight disadvantage among lower-income non-college whites -- precisely the white cohort that Dems *should* totally dominate.

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