Joan Walsh on College Educated Progressives' Prejudice Against the White Working Class | Alternet
There is this view amongst some Progressives that if you are part of the Working Class in America, that you. Are not elite enough, not sophisticated enough and not important enough for them and they look down on you. That Americans that bowl, drink non fancy beer, go to ballgames, watch Nascar and so fourth, things that tend to be popular with Working Class people, that you are not important and you should just shut. Up and let Progressive Elite run and control things, Progressives in some cases view these people as ignorant and even bigoted or even Redneck but use that word as an insult. And this is why Democrats like John Kerry and Mike Dukakis, haven't done very well with this group of voters, because Kerry and Dukakis. Were seen as elitists who didn't have a common touch and this is something that Barack Obama was able to break through in 2008 and now and connect with these voters.