Republican Party, Wall Street Journal, GOP discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
Into 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 we'll have 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 it's a story. By Wall Street Journal reporter Bob Davis Bob explained while. The shocking thing? To us was my colleague. Dante Chinni and, my and myself was if you look at nineteen ninety two when you look at the twenty most manufacturing tension congressional districts in the country fifteen of them were represented, by Democrats today are 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 strength which was factory towns manufacturing. Areas has now become, a Republican stronghold nineteen, two was when this all. Seemed to start to change why is that Well we just started in nineteen Ninety-two it 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's 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 manufacturer you used to be a city phenomenon Pittsburgh Detroit Cleveland even. New York City where factory towns and they, over time those factories left for 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 or what we call urban areas you know thirty miles from the city next to a next door 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 down 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 well it's. A couple of things so, one, thing is that the Democratic Party which now represents more educated. More urban people who are tend to, be in industries like finance and technology and services are, less interested, in, the social issues guns. Abortion gay rights that sorta stuff than than, they used to and Republican party is more interested in, those so, 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..