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Dems Don’t Seem To Care That They Just Lost The Working Class

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Adam Barnes General Assignment Reporter
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The Democratic party is facing a working-class crisis. For some analysts, Republicans’ blue-collar gains have accentuated the Democrats’ growing and potentially troubled coalition with college-educated suburbanites. But as their hold on a once reliable — and electorally critical — constituency shrinks, Democrats are focused on policing how those with postgraduate degrees are addressed.

A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) op-ed challenging incoming first lady Jill Biden to drop the doctor moniker for a time resulted in attacks from the corporate media, law-makers and the Twitter left. The request, according to its author Joseph Epstein, was due in part to an “erosion of seriousness and the relaxation of standards in university education.”