Black People Politics : If during the Obama presidency there was a major economic boom...

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...Of quality and stable working class jobs that both Blacks and Whites enjoyed great benefit from with the rust belt states like Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as well as urban Black America experiencing a flourishing of positive working class economic stability would trump be president right now???
     
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    Probably not, since most people would want to maintain the status quo in that situation.
     
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    Interesting. "status quo" with respect to good paying jobs. That's not a bad thing, is it? Or am I missing something?
     
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    It is not a bad thing at all, since it would be to the benefit of many that the economy remains stable and beneficial to most segments of the population.
     
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    Let me throw this out there:

    Could the reason why trump won was due to a combination of a weakening labor movement and his strong anti-trade, anti-globalization message?
     
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    That is exactly why he gained many votes in the rust belt, places where manufacturing jobs have all but disappeared. He was speaking to the concerns of those people with a sprinkle of racism to boot, but it has been shown that racism rises when the economy shrinks. The Democrats should have focused their message more on helping the shrinking middle class, than the idea of the glass ceiling being broken by Hillary. The Democrats acceptance of trade policies that harm the working class was their undoing, and Hillary's last minute change in opinion was debunked by her statements made to Bankers about her Private and Public stances.
     
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