At first glance the only thing you may get from this picture is a good chuckle but there may be more here than just a good laugh. You may be witnessing a true paradigm shift. President Reagan in his eight years in office was successfully able to convince poor and blue collar whites that they had more in common with upper income whites than with poor minorities. The Republicans stoked the fires with "Them" against "Us" rhetoric for years. Now with a sagging economy and a war that has cost thousands of American lives many of these same people are starting to question their loyalty to a party that doesn't seem to represent their needs.
What working class whites have been seeing over the past eight years, especially the last four years, is that maybe they do have more in common with blacks. Now by no means is this a water shed, but it is a shift. These whites are seeing that their income is not going up. That Reagan Economics didn't lift their boats and that they are the ones fighting and dying in this questionable war.
The Republicans may no longer be able to expect the old line of guns and putting God back in schools to hold this population. If a President Obama administration is able to bring greater prosperity to this disenfranchised blue collar segment the Democrats may be able to expand their base.