Monday, March 28, 2016

Quote of the day: What Republicans do not understand about Republicans, a story ripe for cartoons

The Quote: “People don’t think like that,” [Paul Ryan] said. “People want to know the deck is fair. Bernie Sanders talks about that stuff. That’s not who we are.”

The New York Times has a story about the disconnect between Republican Elites and the blue-collar workers whose votes they take for granted. Here is an example.

But [Trump's successes] has done little to convince Republican leaders that they need to rethink their approach or devise new proposals for blue-collar workers who are hurting.

During a recent interview with CNBC, Mr. Ryan was asked if Republicans needed to respond to less-affluent voters who believed that Republicans were tending only to the interests of those at the top.

Mr. Ryan, who during the same interview called again for the overhaul of entitlements and the reduction of debt, rejected that idea.

“People don’t think like that,” he said. “People want to know the deck is fair. Bernie Sanders talks about that stuff. That’s not who we are.”

If that is too opaque, you can read the Times' report for more evidence of just how the party of big money and big business is so removed from the voters they need, the voters who are voting for Trump.

If you are too busy to read the long Times report, here is the message in one cartoon from AZBlueMeanie - who has lots more in the Monday cartoons.

 

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