In today's New York Times, conservative columnist David Brooks laments the GOP's gradual estrangement of large swaths of the electorate over the last two decades…
The Republicans have alienated whole professions. Lawyers now donate to the Democratic Party over the Republican Party at 4-to-1 rates. With doctors, it's 2-to-1. With tech executives, it's 5-to-1. With investment bankers, it's 2-to-1. It took talent for Republicans to lose the banking community.
Conservatives are as rare in elite universities and the mainstream media as they were 30 years ago. The smartest young Americans are now educated in an overwhelmingly liberal environment.
That's a lot of people, to be sure, but there are still some professions that reliably vote Republican…
* Unemployment office clerks
* White bespectacled female SNL and Mad TV aspirants
* Coat-hanger importers
* Flag-draped coffin moguls
* Flop sweat distillers
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