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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Houston
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There is no longer a party of labor. A party that represented the little guy would be for restricting immigration of unskilled workers. Thirty years ago I knew a lot of whites and blacks who worked construction. Not anymore.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Maybe because high school educated whites in the red states are about as educated as eighth graders in the blue states.

Time for them to put down those books of fiction they read all the time and open up a text book.

I know here in NC if you can read by the fourth grade they give you a gold star. If you can't read by the second grade in the Blue states you get left behind.

Can you read this?

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Actually, college-educated Americans voted for Romney by a pretty wide margin.
I would like to see a source on that since the better educated states all went for Obama

Election Infographic Shows Most Educated States Voted For Obama | Happy Place

Note: the data used came from Fox Business
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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"Why do high-school educated whites lean Republican?"




Why are there High School Dropouts that support Obama?



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Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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Why do high-school educated whites lean Republican?

I'm hoping for answers from the people I've described or from others who are truly in touch with them and genuinely understands their perspective.

I know that while high-school educated whites lean Republican, many still vote Democrat, especially if they are union members. So another question is, is the pro-union stance the only reason they vote for Democrats?
I'm assuming you mean compared to college-educated ones that lean democrat? I would guess it's because young people go off to college and rebel against their parents, and believe everything their professor says...despite the fact that the guy has never worked a day in his life.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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"Why do high-school educated whites lean Republican?"




Why are there High School Dropouts that support Obama?



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Except they don't? Bachelor's degree holders went for Obama big time. The poorly educated low income earners, especially if they're white, went Republican.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: IN
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Basically all the states that are rural with low population densities with the exception of a couple went for Romney. Most of these states get far more in federal dollars than they pay in taxes as well. They are net takers with Texas being one of the few Romney voting states with a sizable GDP of its own. The Democratic voting areas always subsidize the Republican voting areas. That is just the fact of the matter.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: IN
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Why do high-school educated whites lean Republican?

I'm hoping for answers from the people I've described or from others who are truly in touch with them and genuinely understands their perspective.

I know that while high-school educated whites lean Republican, many still vote Democrat, especially if they are union members. So another question is, is the pro-union stance the only reason they vote for Democrats?
Why don't you investigate your local area and figure out why most of the counties that have lower educational attainment continue to shed jobs at a much faster rate.. Perhaps it is an inherent structural problem or an incentive problem of attracting new businesses at the state level? Very few counties in Missouri recorded any net positive growth in jobs in the last 10 years and nearly all the growth in Kansas was confined to Johnson county and couple and a couple other areas. Renewing the wind energy production tax crediit would spur additional job growth in rural areas in the Plains and Midwest by creating a continued demand for manufacturing and training for new tech jobs. Iowa is producing over 30% of electricity generated within its borders from wind and has growth in renewable energy jobs, which I still classify as manufacturing based. The US should have been a leader on this front, but we have let other countries get further ahead as usual.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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I do believe a lot of union members vote their self interest and not necessarily their personal politics. Look at Wisconsin. If it was up to the GOP. There wouldn't be any Unions in America at all.

Unions allowed low educated men and women to raise families. There is a lot of good and bad with that of course but that is just the reality.

Why would you vote for a party that basically wants to destroy your lively hood and that of your future generations.
Unions pulled their manufacturing members into the middle class.

Thens there's teacher and municipal unions in some states that are a whole different ball of wax. I don't begrudge the unions or their members. Rather the mayors and governors who agreed to things knowing they were not going to be around when it all hit the fan.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Except they don't? Bachelor's degree holders went for Obama big time. The poorly educated low income earners, especially if they're white, went Republican.
Why do you keep lying?
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