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Obama Working Class

Why Working People Don't Like Democrats

Paul A. London | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Paul A. London

White middle class Americans, especially men, just don't like Democrats anymore. To reach these disaffected people, Democratic "plans" for the economy have to speak to their grievances.

Broken Promises of the Obama Administration

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

President Obama's unwillingness to support programs aimed at assisting poor and working class people in a time of recession is tragic, especially after his campaign rhetoric to address social and economic justice issues.

Sam Stein

SEIU's Stern: Solis' Absence Hurt Workers On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the nation's most prominent union leaders says that working Americans were deprived a voice during the debate over the stimulus package and hou...

Obama Addresses Crowd in Downpour; McCain Cancels

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

Tuesday was a tough day to be outside in Greater Philadelphia. The rain poured and the wind howled. The weather turned so nasty that the fifth (and po...

Pennsylvania Diner Denizens Weigh Their Options Come Election Day

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

ALLENTOWN, Pa., 12:00 a.m. --- Six hours after walking through the doors of Dina's Diner in working-class center city here I emerged into the gloaming...

Dems Mobilize Against GOP-Planned Showdown at Ohio Polls

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Republicans intend to place GOP recruits inside Ohio polling places on Election Day to challenge the qualifications of certain voters. The Obama campa...

Obama Attracts Masses of Confident Supporters in Philadelphia

James Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Sanders

The city of Brotherly Love came together to hear Illinois senator Barack Obama speak live and in living color at Progress Plaza, in Philadelphia this ...

Can Obama Win Ohio's White Working Class?

New Yorker | George Packer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Until the mid-seventies, the white working class--the heart of the New Deal coalition--voted largely Democratic. Since the Carter years, the percentag...

Women Rally For Obama In Battleground Michigan

Andrea King Collier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea King Collier

"The way we keep G.O.P. strategists from stealing the election is to get out to vote and make sure that it's not a contested race. We don't want it to be close..."

Obama And The Midwestern Color Line

Chicago Magazine | David Mendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In fall 2006, before Barack Obama and his coterie of astute political strategists decided to launch his campaign for president, they burrowed into the...

Trampling Working-Class Voters with the Professional Ideal

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

What Democrats are really asserting is that they believe Americans see factory, small-business, and agriculture jobs as merely a means to a white-collar professional ends.

Fed Up DNC Convention Speaker Barney Smith (Not Smith Barney): "Obama's Genuine"

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

"My father had that job before me. I took over for him. So when I had to pack everything up and send it overseas, I was packing up equipment my father had used. We were packing up a community's way of life."

The Gossip Of Change In Rural Ohio

Teresa McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teresa McCoy

This is George Bush territory. Republicanism here is rooted as deep as this town is old. But lately the gossip has turned from "Who did what?" to "Did you hear that so and so is voting for Barack?"

Obama On Beer-Drinking Question: 'Come On, Man'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama, defending his beer-drinking credentials, says his party's ticket won't be out-blue-collared by the Republican ticket with the union and ...

What Oregon Says About America

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Lowndes

Oregon is a working class state, and the results show that people of any racial and class background have the capacity to vote their concerns, interests, and beliefs in terms other than race.

Sam Stein

How Oregon Could Help Obama Defy "White Working Class" Problem | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The popular refrain within political circles is that Tuesday's Democratic primaries in Kentucky and Oregon will provide yet another demonstration of S...

Obama's Key To The Blue Collar Vote

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Obama can better connect with working-class voters by talking to them about education. That's the issue. He should drop in on small groups of folk, like Bill Clinton does, and sharply focus his answers and his questions!

Sam Stein

Before Bitter-Gate: What Obama Said Hours Earlier About Guns | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is a quintessential example of political irony. Just hours before Sen. Barack Obama uttered his now famous "bitter" comments, suggesting that sma...

Sam Stein

Obama Struggles With Working Class Whites, Dems Emotionally Divided | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming into the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, an emphasis was placed on two questions: Could Barack Obama win over the small town vote and, to...

Obama Strategist: Don't Worry, Dems Usually Lose White Working Class

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an interview with NPR, Obama's top strategist David Axelrod played down his candidate's loss in Pennsylvania. "The white working class has gon...