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


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 sits 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 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. Usage democratic strength which was factory towns manufacturing errors has. Now become a Republican, stronghold see say nineteen, Ninety-two was when this all. Seemed to start to change why is that Well we. Just started nine hundred 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 stats 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 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 used to be a city phenomenon Pittsburgh 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 and 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 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 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 it was a couple of, things so one thing is, that the Democratic Party which now represents more educated more urban people who are Kennedy and indices like finance and technology and, services, are less, interested in the social issues guns abortion gay rights that sort of stuff then then 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 stronghold 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 than you'd 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 in two thousand and eight people were voting..

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