Except of course we all know that they're flat-out wrong in this regard. Republicans want to and now will strip them of the protections and minute progress made for workers in this country. I feel comfortable saying "It's not my fault if white working class voters in PA don't understand that," because it's not the Democrats who stripped funding from public schools and pushed the endless hate refrain of AM radio and Fox news on the country that lead to an electorate so goddamned fucking retarded that they think a Republican will ever do anything to help the middle or lower classes in this country.
Democrats provide solutions that disaffected Rust Belters don't like. They don't want cheap college to learn new skills and social safety nets to prop them up when they're battered down by a changing world. They want a return to the old world, and Donald Trump promised them he'd do that. That it was painfully obvious to everyone else that the "good old days" he was talking about was the 1850s and not the 1950s isn't all that surprising when you look at the average Trump voter.
So fuck yes I'm going to roll my eyes. These people are a lost cause. They're pining for a world that doesn't exist and refusing solutions that will work, and putting their lot in with the party that has dedicated itself exclusively to gutting the middle and lower classes for decades to benefit the ultra rich.
Sure, Democrats are gonna raise your taxes 10%. You'll get a far better and easier to survive country as a result. The Republicans are just going to bulldoze your house, replace it with an oil well, and let your kids die in the unrestricted runoff flowing out from it, and they're still not gonna give you your old job back, because they'd rather pay one of their rich buddies to build oil robots.