NEW KK&F:Thomas Frank talks about whether the GOP can survive and the danger of elites consolidating behind the supposed “party of the people.” Thomas is one of the biggest influences for both @KyleKulinski and me so this was incredible. https://t.co/btjsi3rzCv— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) January 16, 2021
None of this is news to me.
Everything is “white supremacy” and “systemic racism” to the Far Left. It is simply impossible for them to wrap their minds around the idea that you can be a social conservative who is a moderate on economics. They deny to this day that Trump’s appeal ever had anything to do with economics. The only thing these people tend to know about American history is that it was “racist.”
Note: The interview begins at 17:30.
At 47:00, Thomas Frank talks about the Center Left to Far Right pipeline, which was caused by the rise of neoliberalism and Modernism in the professional classes, particularly since the 1960s, which alienated socially conservative, White working class traditional Democratic voters in the South and Midwest.