There is a deal between the poorest inner cities and the rich, who have no contact with people who live in the inner cities. The rich vote to assuage their guilt, and the poor take the trickle-down welfare from Washington. It’s the politics of co-dependence.
Over 40 years ago, my father-in-law wrote a book on this: Politics of Guilt and Pity. You can read it for free here.
Here are the facts.
In the richest, Massachusetts’ Nantucket County, where average annual household income is over $137,000, Obama won by 63 percent to Romney’s 36 percent with all precincts reporting. . . .
In none of the richest counties was the margin of victory wider than in California’s Marin County, just north of San Francisco, where the president won by 74 percent to 23 percent, with all precincts reporting. In Marin, the average annual household income is $128,544.
The reality is this: rich parents buy expensive college educations for their children. Colleges are run by political liberals. The outlook of the professors is adopted by students.
This is another reason to have your college-age children stay at home, quiz out of college, apprentice with a local businessman, and keep total costs of their degrees to under $15,000.
Why wipe out your retirement fund to send your children to college to mix with liberals?