Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Who Votes Republican?
If it's a truism that the lower classes vote Democrat, and there isn't much of an upper class (by definition less then five percent) then who is voting for the Republicans? It must, by a process of elimination, be the Middle Class, which I'd define as anyone making at least 25 grand and less than 250 grand. Is this correct? Most think the Republicans are the party of the super rich, but I see the super rich and the very poor playing a pincer movement against the middle classes, which they despise or have contempt for since both the lower and the upper classes have a live for today philosophy while the middle class live for their grandchildren.
Therefore the middle class is the party of the work ethic, who is also paying taxes. The lower classes pay nothing. The upper classes pay something but generally don't work: they collect their money out of investments. I don't know how big all these different groups are, but how large are my preconceptions? They are vast! Has anyone ever figured this out? Men vote primarily for Republicans, I've heard, and women for the Democrats. That might have to do with reproductive rights. Blacks go 90% for the Democrats. Also, the south tends to go Republican, while the NE tends to go Democrat (with the exception of NH). But NH is middle class and still produces products (what do they make up there?). So that would tend to reinforce the impression that the working middle class tends to go Republican.
I used to think that Republicans were people who had no concern for the middle class. But it must be true that this is a MSM canard. The middle class by definition must predominantly BE Republican. But there are splits. Santorum got the vast majority of people making less than 100 grand in Ohio. Romney got the over 200 grand crowd. These are vast quantities of people, but what generalizations can be made that also happen to be true?