Skip to comments.Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas
Posted on 04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT by MissesBush
Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing staycations because they cant afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first familys 17 lavish vacations around the world and dont want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.
They view everything through their own personal situation and if they cant afford to do it, they cant enjoy it, they dont like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself, said pollster John McLaughlin. In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling hes not sharing in that struggle and hes basically doing what they cant do on their tax dollars, added the GOP pollster.
He and several other top-tier Republican pollsters, organized by Resurgent Republic, traveled to 11 battleground states to host focus groups of independent and swing voters, mostly Democrats, who voted for President Obama in 2008 but who are now on the fence.
McLaughlin handled blue collar and Catholic voters in Pittsburgh on April 3 and Cleveland on March 20. He found that they are very depressed about the economy and feel that their tax dollars are being sucked up by both the rich and those living on government assistance.
During the focus group discussions about debt and spending cuts, many in his group volunteered criticism of the presidential vacations as something that should be cut. Among the lines McLaughlin wrote down was one from a Democratic woman who said, Michelle Obama spends $1 million to take the kids to Hawaii, and another who said, President Obama was the only president to take so many trips.
The theme, said McLaughlin, is that the first family is out of touch with working class voters.
He added that the presidents attack on the rich and GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romneys wealth is working, but the voters were also lumping in the presidents vacation spending in with the General Services Administrations Las Vegas scandal and federal spending for those who arent looking for work.
There really wasnt a real dislike for Romney. It was just that he is too rich. But on the other hand there is a start of resentment of the government, he said. What surprised me is that these were Democrats back biting on their own president, added McLaughlin.
voting for him would be racist.
‘Voting for him would be racist.’
Watch for Zero to then garner 99% of the votes from black voters.
How dare you question 'The Queen's' right! Just because that one $467K vacation to Spain is about the average annual income for Ten (10) Families of four people -- who died and left you boss over her.
Sheesh. You'd think you personally had say or VOTE in this matter. [HUGH sarcasm /off]
But 'series', after they are booted out
they SHE should be charged with embezzlement, misuse of public funds, and FELONY THEFT.
This is what you get when you vote in socialism. You have the elite class that enjoys all pleasures life has to offer.
Then the elite class spreads the crumbs evenly to the peons.The peons that they favor over other peons will get a few crumbs extra with perks.
See, ain’t that all fair? I mean, they never promised that you would be wealthy, they just said you would be even.
Miserably even. Now eat yer peas and shut up.
If Demwits are anything, they’re the jealous type.
“voting for him would be racist.”
I love how they keep up the race mantra after a lot of white people cast their ballots for the Kenyan Pirate; serves them right. Most of them won’t be supporting him this time (for a variety of valid reasons unrelated to race). I like the photo somebody posted of a TEA partier holding a sign: “It doesn’t matter what the sign says, you’ll still call it racist”; what a great slap at the media!
Most of the Blue Collar Dems are Red Neck. They’ll vote DemocRAT again. Don’t you know that the DemocRATS are for the working man and the Republicans are for the rich?
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