The romance of the working class does not extend to nonwhites for Tweety and Biden

I know all you folks love Joe Biden. I don’t. One of the reasons why is his phony white working class schtick. Watch him on with Tweety last night.

The whitewashing of the racial element of why “white working class” voters disdain Democrats is, to coin a phrase, a bunch of malarkey. How do you think Tweety and Biden explain the split between white and nonwhite no college voters? From YouGov, among NonWhite No College voters, Clinton leads 75-18.

Among White No College Voters, Trump leads 58-32.

If you’re keeping score at home, the gap between the 2 groups is 83 points. 83!!

Spare me the “economic anxiety” and “cultural issues” BS.

Biden says “we’ve forgotten about the ordinary Americans” out there. To Biden and Tweety, nonwhites are not “ordinary Americans” who you can safely ignore.

Let’s focus on the people who matter they say, white people. Yes, it offends me.

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    Yeah I came back (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 12:02:54 PM EST
    to balst Biden Lol.

    I do not like Joe Biden. Never have. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by caseyOR on Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 01:37:11 PM EST
    And had I been inclined to like him when I was younger, his shameful performance as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Clarence Thomas hearings would have put an end to that.

    C'mon, Biden and Tweety are both old white guys, the heart of Trump's gang. Sure, Biden is supporting Hillary. I can believe he dislikes Trump. His political world view, though, is still seen through the lens of his boyhood in scrappy Scranton, PA. A boyhood lived during the 1940s and 1950s when white men reigned supreme.

    It is long past time to end the mythologizing of and yearning for the "white working class," the Reagan Democrats. These are not people who left the Democratic Party because of economics. They left the party because they hated the new world in which people of color and women and teh gays were demanding, and getting bit by bit, a share of the American pie.

    As long as the Democratic Party continues to be the party with the biggest tent, the party of coalitions, the party most in tune with the changing demographics of the United States, those Reagan Democrats will remain chained to what I can only hope is the sinking ship of today's GOP.

    Good to see you back! (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 12:38:21 PM EST
    I don't think anybody around here loves Biden especially not Jeralyn.

    IIRC Obama didn't exactly do too well with white working class voters but now since it's Hillary i guess it's a completely different story with these bozos.

    The polls have shown that Trump voters are doing quite well economically. The truth is they are cultural conservatives and want the "old way" back, the way they grew up or whatever. The good news is they for the most part are dying off.

    Joe Biden and Chris Matthews have ... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 02:30:55 PM EST
    ... some very serious blind spots when it comes to relatability and empathy with the daily struggles, slurs and slights faced almost daily by people of color. In that regard, they're not any different than far too many other white Americans, who time and again fail to recognize how their own latent bigotries and sense of white privilege / entitlement tend to warp their perspectives.

    As white liberals, we still succumb to it on occasion ourselves, yet we've learned to recognize it. We know who these people are. Many of them are members of our own families, and friends of ours. They're the ones who insist that they're not racist or prejudiced, "BUT":

    • "It's not fair that we should have to account and pay for what our parents, grandparents and ancestors did 25, 50 or 200 years ago;"

    • "People of color need to realize that racism really ended in the 1960s, and they now have the exact same opportunities for success as we do as their white neighbors;"

    • "White people are now victims of reverse discrimination;" and

    • "People of color should stop whining and pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, same as we did."

    Just my opinion, but my fellow white Americans need to understand that we still enjoy enormous built-in advantages in this country by virtue of our race and ancestry.

    Whatever financial struggles we face are the direct result of socio-economic class disparities which have been imposed upon us all by the wealthy, who've effectively gamed the system to their own personal advantage, and are not due to welfare cheats and freeloaders of color who've somehow done likewise.


    Welcome back. Where are your posting these days? (none / 0) (#5)
    by Coral on Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 03:28:37 PM EST
    Always enjoy reading your takes on events of the day.

    The Democratic Party (none / 0) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 03:56:50 PM EST
    has not studiously ignored anyone. And, certainly not more so than Republicans or Trump and Trumpism.  It has been the Democrats who have championed school funding, support unions and higher wages, protect social security and medicare, extend health insurance coverage through the ACA, provide tax incentives for public good, and, support college tuition assistance.

    If the Democrats have lost some members of the white working class, it relates more to the fact that Democrats have not pandered to scapegoating, nor to exploitation, as is being done by Republicans with the churning out of fear of the other and race-baiting.

    With the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, some whites felt that Democrats were abandoning them in favor of "those people."   And, subsequently proceeded to vote against their economic interests. They have been conned but it is hard to admit.

      Of course, loss of manufacturing jobs, the weakening of unions, are a part of the whole, but these factors came after perceptions of welfare queens getting free stuff with their tax dollars, immigrants taking away their good jobs, new skill requirements leaving them out in the cold (not a situation unique to while working class)--all exploited successfully by Republicans over the years, epitomized by the "tell it as it is" Trump. Guns, gays, and god are just icing for the cake.

      Chris Matthews yearns for a time he thinks he used to understand not realizing that things have past him by.  Joe Biden, I believe, knows better, but is attempting to give Matthews a tingle up his leg by masking the truth with the happy thoughts of nostalgia. Same outcome, different thought process.