Many Republican leaders have condemned the acts, while other conservative accused the media and the Democrats themselves of blowing the event out of proportion to discredit health care opponents. Quarrels aside, though, one truth is coming to light: The political party in power is losing the support of a vital voting block, white men.
Here to discuss that is David Paul Kuhn. He's chief political correspondent at RealClearPolitics.com and also author of "The Neglected Voter: White Men and the Democratic Dilemma." Welcome, David.
Mr. DAVID PAUL KUHN (RealClearPolitics.com; Author, "The Neglected Voter: White Men and the Democratic Dilemma"): Thanks for having me.
KEYES: You wrote an opinion piece earlier this week in the L.A. Times titled "The Revenge of the White Men." Why are white men frustrated and looking for revenge?
Mr. KUHN: Well, they aren't looking for revenge. I didn't write that headline and it's not journalistically accurate, so let's just avoid that word.
KEYES: Right. Okay, so let's say what you wanted to say.
Mr. KUHN: Let's use the words frustrated, forgotten, words like that.
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