Seriously, what would happen if someone running for president figured out that the “center” of American politics was actually near what used to be the “alt-right”?
“Over the past 40 years, we have thought of the business wings of the Democratic and Republican Parties as the political center in America because they support more moderate economic policies on taxation and regulation than the dominant Reagan paradigm and more socially liberal policies. However, a study by the Democracy Fund’s Voter Study Group shows that the real centrists are populists who are economically more progressive and socially more conservative.
This study focuses on policy positions rather than ideological self-identification because most voters don’t think ideologically but rather hold a mix of conservative and liberal policy positions. By comparing the positions of voters in the two parties, the study finds that the issues dividing the two parties concern government redistribution or the size and role of government and identity. Identity is a new cleavage that focuses on the meaning of being American and revolves around issues of race, immigration, and morality.
Their research also breaks down voters into four major groups based on these cleavages. Consistent liberals make up 45 percent of voters while consistent conservatives are 23 percent, libertarians, who are economically conservative and socially liberal, are 4 percent, and populists are 29 percent of the public. Thus, populists are the real centrists who determine which party win elections and the policy direction of the country. These populists are in both parties as almost half of Republicans are economic liberals, primarily working class voters, and most racial minorities are more religious and conservative than white Democrats. These divisions provide tensions within each party. …”
What if no one else knew because dumb leftwing journos had been wrong the entire time about the rise of the “far right” and Blompf’s victory in the 2016 election?