Democrats Working to Purge the Few Ties They Have to the Working Class

It’s impossible to imagine now, but it wasn’t that long ago that West Virginia was a deep-blue Democratic stronghold. Out of the 121 terms for statewide office that have been regularly elected since 1932, only seven were lost by Democrats, and three of those seven were won by the same person, Republican Arch A. Moore…
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Democrats Abandoned the Working Class, Now They Want Them Back

It’s no secret now that Donald Trump won the presidency largely because of support for working-class voters in Rust Belt States. More specifically, he did better among union households than any Republican since Ronald Reagan, losing the demographic by just 8 points, as compared to the 18 points that Romney lost them by. In many…
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Clinton’s Weaknesses Highlighted in Continued Primary Losses

Hillary Clinton never had a chance at winning the West Virginia primary, not after her March comments about eliminating coal mining, one of the state’s primary economic drivers. At a town hall she argued that because of her aggressive climate policies, “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of…
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Democrats’ Blue Collar Bait Is Bound to Fail

One would think that slogging through seven years of the deepest recession since the Great Depression would force Washington to pay close attention to the needs of the working class. For Republicans, it took much longer than it should have for the light bulb to come on and remember that we needed to focus on…
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