As I have pointed out many times before, establishment liberals and progressive activists who are collectively around 19% of the population believe that their faction is synonymous with American Democracy.
“The problem, however, is that Democrats are increasingly the party of college-educated coastal elites, and the people who staff Democratic campaigns, government offices and policy shops are even more coastal and affluent and elite.
“People say, ‘Oh, Democrats are the party of eggheads, they don’t talk about values, they talk about issues’,” Shor said, doing his best imitation of a whiny Democrat. “The reason we don’t talk about values is that our values are really strange and weird. Only 20 percent of the electorate cares about our values. If they shared our values, they would be liberals.”
According to Shor, the distorted nature of our contemporary political moment makes what he is selling all the more important: There is the anti-Democratic threat from Trump, for one thing, and America’s out-of-balance political geography for another. A plurality of upper-income Democrats, even a large plurality, if it is centered on the coasts, doesn’t help the party win an Electoral College majority, or win the Senate seats in states like Ohio and Iowa they absolutely need if they hope to govern and pass laws in Congress. …”
The definition of Democracy is that people like themselves remain in charge. Everyone else just lives here. We have to do our duty and vote for them because otherwise Democracy will die in the darkness and we will slide over the precipice into an age of brutal authoritarian “fascism.”
If Patty Murray and Maggie Hassan lose their Senate races, Ultra MAGA Republicans could be coming to your house to arrest and execute your kids as soon as next week. Seriously, this isn’t disinformation. This is from a trusted source!