Interesting that Goldberg quotes Charles Murray.
Murray's recently book "Coming Apart" chronicles much of what Goldberg is talking about. But Murray looked at the white working class. Less than a third of its children grow up in households that include both biological parents. The men claim physical disability at astounding rates and are less likely to hold down jobs than in the past. Churchgoing among the white working class has declined, eroding the social capital that organized religion once provided.
And yet, this is a core constituency of the republican party and its members voted overwhelming for Romney.