The Populist Left is feeling blackpilled.
I’m significantly less so because I am a social conservative. I already have plenty of good reasons to hate Joe Biden and the Democrats. I wasn’t expecting much from him anyway.
Virtually all of the common ground that I share with the Democrats is with the Populist Left or the Disaffected Democrats. We disagree on social liberalism, but largely agree on economics and foreign policy. We have more or less the same beliefs on subjects like imperialism and infrastructure. We even share the same views on key issues like wokeness and cancel culture, civil liberties and censorship.
The Democratic coalition suffers from many of the same flaws as the Labour coalition in Britain. White working class voters tend to be socially conservative and are much more efficiently distributed across the country than affluent, college-educated White professionals who are concentrated in urban areas in coastal blue states. Democrats are more competitive at the level of the presidency, but much less so at the level of the state legislatures, the House and Senate and the Electoral College. They pile up lots of surplus voters in cities and states where they don’t need them. By polarizing the electorate along cultural lines into shitlibs and non-shitlibs, they can never assemble the congressional majority to pass their agenda.
The Democrats also have also assembled an unstable upstairs-downstairs coalition of affluent metropolitan professionals and Hub City working class voters. The class interest of the dominant establishment governing wing of the Democratic Party is opposed to the base of the Democratic Party. This is why they have quietly shelved issues like student loan debt relief and a public option in health care. They have a coalition which is willing to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure, but which is unwilling to tax the wealthy professionals who are largely Democrats to pay for it and which hinges on suburban voters in metropolitan Phoenix and rural Trump voters in West Virginia.
Note: I basically agree with these takes.