Republican Party, Wall Street Journal, Barack Obama discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal


With us, spokeman two Tuesday July, twenty four Gordon Deal Jennifer Kushinka some of our top stories and headlines Trump may revoke security, clearance for some, Obama officials like Brennan. And Komi in southeast Asia hundreds missing after the collapse of a hydro electric dam in Laos heavy. Rain, for. The east scorching hot for, the south and southwest, handful of runoff elections in Georgia today including one to decide the GOP gubernatorial candidate the mega millions jackpot for tonight approaches half a billion and a study says when. You eat dinner could determine some cancer, risk pool of that story in about twenty minutes Generation ago Democrats represented much of the, country's manufacturing base now it's in GOP Hans, a swing remaking both, parties sits a story by Wall Street Journal reporter Bob Davis Bob explained while the shocking thing to us, was my colleague Dante Chinni and myself was. If you look at nine thousand nine hundred ninety two. And you twenty most, manufacturing intensive congressional districts, in the country sixteen of them were represented by Democrats today none are And. Then if you go in the top thirty. Or forty or fifty two same same story all over, and we. Look county level and you see the same thing I mean what was once democratic strength which was factory towns manufacturing areas has now become a Republican stronghold so. You say nine hundred eighty two was when. This all seemed to start to change why. Is that Well we just, started in, nineteen ninety Ninety-two might have started we'll be for, that it, just was a you know a convenient way to to look at it and they were sad going back to that point but I mean just using ninety. Two yardstick you see the change so this is. A fundamental, change in the makeup of both parties really right right I mean what you see is you know it's sort of Reagan Democrats writ large in the you know white working class Americans who tend. To be, much more likely to be the factory workers of, today are more likely to vote Republican than. They used to, and and there's a couple of reasons for that I mean if you. Think about it Manufacturing. You used, to be a city phenomenon Pittsburgh Detroit Cleveland even New York. City where factory towns and they overtime Those factories left for a, variety of, reasons and, they, became all of them have become service centers education centers Hospitals that sort. Of thing, and then the factories for the most part moved into rural areas are what we call urban areas. You know thirty miles from, the city next to a next to highway and those tended to be Republican areas so on the one hand there's a reduction. In the number of places that are, dependent on. Manufacturing, and those places that, remain are overwhelmingly in Republican, hands we're speaking with Wall Street Journal reporter Bob Davis now in addition to manufacturing simply. Moving out of cities? And it's a more rural areas to factory, workers identify more closely with today's Republican party and why, is that Well I think yes I think. They do because the I guess it's mainly a couple, of things so one thing, is that the Democratic Party which now represents more educated more urban people who are Kennedy in industries like finance and technology, and, services are, less interested in the social issues guns abortion gay. Rights that sort of stuff than than they. Used to and Republican party is more interested in though so those aren't manufacturing issues per. Se that they play a big? Role in what's happening what about the role of unions we know that fewer blue collar workers are in unions that they've. Been in the past and unions? Have. Always supported Democrats does that play any role here sure that plays a big role and that's part of moving out of the cities, when they moved when factories moved out. Of the cities they moved away from now on purpose they moved. Away, from places that, were union strongholds in some cases You spoke with, people who voted for Obama but then became..

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