The politics of Airstrip One is our future.
The Democratic Party is the party of Pete Buttigieg. Joe Biden is a senile figurehead.
“A new report authored by three prominent Democratic organizations over what went wrong for the party’s congressional candidates in last year’s election paints white privilege as a major problem for the party—but not quite in the way you’d expect. The political autopsy, coauthored by Third Way, the Collective PAC, and the Latino Victory Fund, suggests that largely white progressive activists pushing a left-wing agenda on the party were blind to the ideological diversity within nonwhite communities …
“Folks who purport to speak for the vast communities of color across the country are speaking for one portion of them, usually highly educated urban elites or super-online activists. Those people don’t necessarily represent the views of Latino men who work in the oil fields, for instance,” Third Way senior vice president Lanae Erickson, who worked on the report, told National Journal. “What we have done is conflate urban white liberal views with the views of people of color—and allowed them to speak for those people of color.”
The report lays bare the biggest political challenge for Democrats heading into next year’s midterms—and beyond. Their coalition is more diverse and is home to more moderates than the GOP, which has grown increasingly dogmatic. On paper, it’s a lot easier to move to the middle when the Republican Party has ceded that ground. But they’re being held captive by a network of progressive activists and donors who demand ideological fealty on policy positions that are politically toxic to middle-of-the-road voters of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. …”
This is basically what David Shor said.
Progressive activists have pushed the Democratic Party into adopting toxic slogans like “Abolish ICE” and “Defund the Police.” White working class voters were alienated in Obama’s second term. In the last election, non-White conservatives began voting more like White conservatives mainly over the crime issue and due to the violent riots last summer. The electorate is resorting on the basis of education, ideology and values. The hysteria being ginned up about “white supremacy” is an attempt to halt the trend.