All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.
The educational attainment crowd--to which I no doubt belong--sounds like a great party but perhaps not such a great Party. My attitude towards the above list of professions is a wide continuum ranging from teachers and professors on the one hand to lawyers on the other. I'd pretty much have to have my fingernails pulled out one by one before I filed a lawsuit. I abhor the litigiousness of our society.