Since the 2016 election, two Democratic strategies have been proposed–and to be clear, I disagree with both of them:
- Jettison issues like women’s rights and civil rights, and move left on economics to regain white working class votes.
- Stop the leftward economic move, and double down on ‘identity politics’ to win over white upper-middle class and gentry class people.
Again, I disagree with both of these strategies. At least, though, there’s an internal logic to them.
Yet the New Democrats–and while they call themselves ‘centrists’ (even as they are conservative), they’re still the same old New Democrats–have decided that cultural issues are divisive, so therefore Democrats must jettison left-ish economics.
They are fucking morons.