“It seems to me that Obama is intent on punishing anyone who is employed with a job over minimum wage,” [multi-generation white Ohioan Democrat Rudy] Guy said. “In the last three years, I’ve seen my spendable income drop, my cost for health-care insurance go up, and my benefits go down.
“Three years ago the question was, ‘Are you better off now than when Bush took office?’ Most of us weren’t. But am I better off today than when Obama took office?”
His answer is simple: “No.”
Quick note, though: the proclamation of DOOM does not mean that we’ve got a lock on the Rust Belt/Appalachian/Jacksonian vote just quite yet. It just means that right now the Obama administration is going down the wrong road with those voters, and accelerating. So don’t assume victory.