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The End of the New Deal Democrat

Blair31 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 4:25 PM
The New Deal Democrat died in the 1980s. Reagan broke the New Deal Democrats by peeling off the "Reagan Democrats." The white workers who are mostly Irish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Catholic. They briefly returned to the Democratic Party with Clinton and Obama, but Obama's given up on them to pander to Hispanics.

U.S. Rep. Mark Critz said Tuesday he will skip the Democratic National Convention in favor of campaigning in Pennsylvania, much like top elected Democrats in neighboring West Virginia who are disgruntled with President Barack Obama.

Critz and others shying away from Obama’s renomination party in Charlotte, N.C., the week of Sept. 3 believe it’s more important to shake constituents’ hands and listen to their concerns about the economy and the administration’s energy policy than to attend an event geared toward party politics.

“Since I was elected, my focus has been on creating jobs for people here, rather than focusing...