Or as we like to say, people have to like this crap (boldface mine):
Median household income among all Americans is still lower than before the recession, which ended five years ago, according to economic consultant Sentier Research. Key Democratic constituents — blacks, Hispanics, single women and young people — have been especially hard-hit, and analysts say that could make them less energized about going to the polls.
The economic reality is “dampening enthusiasm among some of the voter groups Democrats need most,” said Charlie Cook, publisher of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. “To create the kind of oomph Democrats need, you’d want back-to-back gains of 400,000 jobs a month.”
I realize Republican intransigence is a big part of this, but Democrats have had opportunities to pass legislation that would have created jobs. These opportunities have been squandered.