But wasn’t that exactly Obama’s point?

Print More

Today’s WaPo, among the bitter in Cherleroi, PA:

In his San Francisco remarks, Obama paraphrased author Thomas Frank, who argues that many low-income white voters have been distracted by such social issues as same-sex marriage into voting Republican and thereby, he argues, against their economic interests.
Residents took issue with that, noting that it was hardly irrational for them to put less stock in economic planks, given that such promises produce so little.

(Obama: “But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives.”)