Last Stand of the WORST
By Arnold Kling
In an earlier post, I described the 2010 election as the last stand of the white, older, rural and small town voters. Now, the Washington Post reports,
The Republican Party’s big gains in the House came largely from districts that were older, less diverse and less educated than the nation as a whole. Democrats kept their big majorities in the cities…
Democrats largely held on to their high share of the vote in the country’s most densely populated places. The party captured 54 percent in counties with populations of more than 500,000 people, compared with only 49 percent in 1994. In smaller counties, Democrats’ share of the vote slid to 39 percent this year from 43 percent in 1994.
I still think that President Obama’s class loyalty to Geithner and Bernanke was the biggest factor in motivating the WORST to strike back.