They flipped because of something that happened 25 years ago?
You're reaching. And becoming as predictably anti-Dem in the lamest ways possible as sheeple is.
#4 | POSTED BY JPW
It takes time to move a factory. I'm sure some factory's were immediately uprooted and moved.
However, as this article is reporting, it took 25 years for the exodus to take full effect -- which we all can see, today, that it did happen.
You have to remember contractual legalities between corporations/factory owners and unions -- but once these contracts expired, moving factories, or the threat of moving the factory during renegotiation -- is what created huge swaths of blight, leaving people pissed off and in despair.
Thomas Frank: Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why
"When Trump talks about trade, we think about the Clinton administration, first with Nafta and then with [Permanent Normal Trade Relations] China, and here in Northeast Indiana, we hemorrhaged jobs."
"They look at that, and here's Trump talking about trade, in a ham-handed way, but at least he's representing emotionally. We've had all the political establishment standing behind every trade deal, and we endorsed some of these people, and then we've had to fight them to get them to represent us."
Now, let us stop and smell the perversity.
Left parties the world over were founded to advance the fortunes of working people.
But our left party in America " one of our two monopoly parties " chose long ago to turn its back on these people's concerns, making itself instead into the tribune of the enlightened professional class, a "creative class" that makes innovative things like derivative securities and smartphone apps.
The working people that the party used to care about, Democrats figured, had nowhere else to go, in the famous Clinton-era expression.
The party just didn't need to listen to them any longer.