Some things just happen with serendipitous timing. In an interview broadcast on NPR today President Obama taps into his elitist ideology while he ridicules the national anxiety felt by middle class workers. Obama pontificates that “blue collar workers” are influenced by cultural and socioeconomic change the insufferable sloths are unfamiliar with.
However, this happens at the exact moment the republican frontrunner shows up in the heart of Michigan’s union country – drawing a packed audience over 9,000 mostly blue collar voting workers who stood in the cold and rain to attend a Trump Rally.
You could not time a more damaging contrast than presidential candidate Donald Trump rallying with thousands of middle-class patriotic Americans, while the Democrat President of the country pokes them in the eye and heads off to Hawaii for a golf-filled Christmas vacation. No, really, you just can’t make this stuff up.
This contrast is the stuff Democrat Nightmares are made of.
(Washington Times ) […] In an interview with NPR, the president said Mr. Trump’s campaign is benefiting from frustration among Republicans, particularly male voters who are reacting to an increasingly multicultural society. He told reporter Steve Inskeep that “demographic change,” flat wages and the influence of technology have resulted in many blue-collar men being unable to support their families on a single paycheck.
“You combine those things, and it means that there is going to be potential anger, frustration, fear,” Mr. Obama said. “Some of it justified but just misdirected. I think somebody like Mr. Trump is taking advantage of that. That’s what he’s exploiting during the course of his campaign.”
The president’s analysis was reminiscent of his comments in 2008, when he blamed economically disadvantaged voters who were “bitter” and “cling to guns or religion” for his poor showing among small-town Pennsylvanians in the Democratic primary.
In the interview with NPR, Mr. Obama said blue-collar male factory workers “have had a lot of trouble in this new economy, where they are no longer getting the same bargain that they got when they were going to a factory and able to support their families on a single paycheck.” (read more)