Republican Party, Donald Trump, GOP discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
Welcome into Tuesday, July twenty four Gordon Deal Jennifer Kushinka some of our top stories and headlines Trump may revoke security clearance, for some bomb 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 to 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, hands 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. Ma and myself, was if you look at nineteen ninety two and you look at the twenty most manufacturing intensive congressional districts in the country fifteen of them were represented by Democrats today, Nayar and then if you go in the top thirty or forty, or fifty two same same story all over and then we look county level and you see the same, thing I mean what was once a huge. Democratic strain which was factory towns manufacturing errors has now. Become a Republican stronghold, so you say nineteen, Ninety-two was when this all seemed to start to change why is that Well we just started in nineteen 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 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, re large I mean 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 used to be a city phenomenon Pitch, for Detroit Cleveland even. New York City where factory towns and, they overtime those factories left for variety of reasons and they, became all, of them have become service centers education centers hospitals that sort of thing then the factories for the most. Part moved into rural areas, or what we would call urban areas you know thirty miles from the city next to a next to a highway and those. Tend 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 and 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 those those aren't manufacturing issues per. Se but 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 Trump. Supporters in two thousand sixteen that's a pretty, abrupt shift in a pretty, short period of time not necessarily a long term trend that's true you know I've spoken to more of those kinds of, voters, that need, imagine in the way I think about it is even though obviously Obama and Trump are very. Different characters with very different political, beliefs I think if you're if you think back..