So, let’s see… Democrats are people who want the government to tax the earned income of the productive class (married men of working age, most of whom are white) and spread that wealth around to the unproductive classes (everyone else). Republicans are people who want to tax the earned income of that same productive class and spread that wealth around to people who own public shares and similar financial investments (i.e. banksters and wealthier retirees) who tend to vote for Republicans.
Working class whites aren't as gullible as the Republican establishment thinks they are. That Dems want to play Robin Hood with the producing class' money is no secret; what is somewhat less obvious is that Republicans were painted--not without some grounding in fact--to want do the same, only with "the rich" and corporate interests being the recipient of redistributive largesse. As a result, nearly eight million whites stayed home or voted for other candidates on election night, a number that could have put Mr. Romney over the top.
Middle classWorking-class white men, like my own husband, have been abandoned by both political parties. No, really. This is also not a joke. They realize this themselves, which is why so many of them stayed home on election night. When faced with the choice of casting a ballot for the person who would enslave them to Big Government and the one who would sell them out to Big Business, they decided to go with, “No, thanks.”