I have soft spot for our former political allies.
I, too, support most of the things that they talk about. If the Democrats were running solely on, say, student loan debt forgiveness or the PRO Act or organizing Amazon workers here in Alabama or stimulus checks or Universal Health Care or raising the minimum wage, then I would be a Democrat. Hell, I have more in common with them on those issues than I do with Charlie Kirk.
I’m not a Democrat though because of all of these other toxic things that they support. It is this package deal that is the problem. You can’t vote for the economic agenda of one specific wing of the Democratic Party. If you vote for the Democrats, you are voting to empower those people … the White college-educated, upper middle class professionals who are libs with cosmopolitan and modernist values who live in urban areas and the wealthy suburbs and who are motivated by their culture war agenda.
I don’t want to vote for those people who HATE White people, who HATE the South, who HATE Christianity, who HATE their own country. I don’t want to vote for political correctness or woke people or to affirm cancel culture. I don’t want to vote for the people who are toppling statues of George Washington, who censor the internet, who go around assaulting people who have different political opinions, who have no inhibitions about destroying the property of other people. I don’t want to vote for open borders or amnesty for illegal aliens or abortion or gun control or transgenderism or “Defund the Police,” etc. Have the Democrats ever considered not attaching themselves to 50 different layers of cultural toxicity? Wouldn’t that be easier than getting rid of the filibuster because you only have 50 Senate seats?
FDR “collaborated” with “white supremacy.” He didn’t push an aggressive culture war agenda like the coastal elites who now control the Democratic Party. Until the Democrats figure out what a massive albatross political correctness and open borders is for the rest of their agenda, I don’t see much structural change on economic issues happening for them. In fact, the problem is going to get worse.
Note: It would be wise to try to separate these issues as far as possible from the toxic Democrat brand. The $15 minimum wage, for example, was passed in Florida even though Joe Biden lost there.