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Eric Kaufmann isn’t a fool.
He is one of my favorite authors. It was Kaufmann who sparked my interest in the history of modernism which I spent several months writing about last year.
“Democrats are riding high in Washington, with control of the White House and Congress. They got there with a broad coalition that included suburban white and minority voters — I estimate, based on exit poll data, that nearly half of the Democrats’ roughly 81 million votes came from the latter group. For Republicans, it was just 18 percent.
If the Democrats are to avoid losing Congress in 2022 or the presidency in 2024, they will need to continue to carry an overwhelming number of minority voters. Yet there are signs that the party’s dominant grip on this growing demographic is beginning to slip. …
Joe Biden’s coalition, which is less dependent on minority votes, could insulate the Democrats from the political risks of any minority movement away from the left. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s better-than-expected performance in 2020 suggests a Republican coalition of secure minorities and anxious whites may be a match for the “emerging Democratic majority” of anxious minorities and secure whites.”
I’ve been thinking along the same lines.
These people are White. Do I have anything else in common with them though? Do they see me as a fellow White man or as the enemy incarnate?
As I have repeatedly pointed out lately, the Democratic Party is two parties with two different agendas. The White upper middle class professional liberal wing which is animated by culture war politics, who hate other White people in America and who are addicted to grandiose displays of their own virtue are the ruling elite in the Democratic Party. These people are getting a big boost within the party due to their fellow affluent suburbanites who used to be Republicans joining the party.
Forget about race for a moment.
What are the values, interests and priorities of voters? Your vote is either a blue dot or red dot. It is a mark on a ballot. It is not white, black, brown, yellow, etc.
The Top 10 issues of DLWCs are health care, Social Security, Medicare, economy, jobs, crime, poverty, education, environment and terrorism. Really? That’s what they want?
The Democratic Party is an uneasy upper class and lower class coalition:
“What emerges from this data is a clear division between the issue preferences of the DILEs and DLWCs. The latter group shares the economy as a high-priority issue with every cluster but the DILEs. DLWCs are also closer to conservative and moderate voters on jobs, crime, terrorism, and Social Security, which are high-priority issues (or close to it) for all clusters except the DILEs. And the top two issues that DILEs highly prioritize — environment and climate change — rank only ninth and 11th among DLWC voters, respectively.
The two Democratic-leaning clusters do share some issues in common. Health care is the main unifying factor, with both groups deeming it a high-priority issue. On the opposite side of the scale, both groups rank the size of government as their least prioritized issue.
Notwithstanding these similarities, the Democratic coalition is much further apart on the issues than their Republican-leaning counterparts. Compared to DILE and DLWC voters, who share only one high-priority issue, CY and CO voters each rank the economy and terrorism as high-priority issues, and they are close on jobs, crime, and taxes. While these two groups assign slightly different priorities to Social Security and Medicare, these differences can be readily explained by age and generational preferences. It should be no surprise that CO, over 60 percent of whom are age 55 or older, would prioritize entitlement programs more than their younger conservative counterparts. …”
Health care is the main issue that bridges the two wings. Otherwise, the two wings of the Democratic Party don’t have much in common. Climate change is the top issue for White professionals.
“The 2017 VOTER Survey data reveal stark demographic differences behind these issue preferences. DILEs (13 percent of the electorate) are heavily Democratic (67 percent) and liberal (77 percent), and are less than 1 percent Republican or conservative. They are also the youngest group, with 51 percent under 45 years old. The DILE cluster has the second-highest percentage of white voters (75 percent), behind only the CY cluster (79 percent). Their educational attainment is the highest of all the groups, as 86 percent have some college/an associate’s degree or more, with 48 percent having graduated college, and 22 percent having done post-graduate work. Finally, they have the highest income — with 26 percent making $100,000 or more, and only 10 percent making $30,000 or less.
In contrast, the DLWC cluster (27 percent of the electorate) is the group with the largest non-white population; 39 percent of voters in this cluster identify as non-white. The majority of this group identifies as Democratic (52 percent), and a high proportion identifies as independent (32 percent). Ideologically, moderates make up the largest share (50 percent) of this group, though liberals outnumber conservatives 34 percent to 17 percent. This is the second-oldest group, with 53 percent age 55 or older, and only 4 percent under age 30. Significantly more people within this group are female (66 percent). In terms of education, only 24 percent have a college degree or more, while 45 percent have a high school diploma or less. DLWCs also have the lowest average income; over half of this group (52 percent) makes $50,000 or less. …”
I’m not a Republican either.
My problem with the Republican Party is the True Cons wing. I’m a populist voter and the party isn’t aligned with my views on economics. I think … if I vote for the Republicans, they aren’t going to do anything on the cultural issues that I care about, but they will use their political capital to pass another big tax cut for their donors or something of that nature. Donald Trump talked a good game when he was running for president in 2016, but he governed like just another conservative Republican.
If all of these affluent suburbanites from the True Cons wing of the GOP like Charlie Sykes and David French and the Lincoln Project have joined the Democrats, why should their views on economics prevail within the Republican Party as if it was the same coalition that existed twenty years ago? How many of them are even still left after 2020? Something like 12% of Republicans want to impeach Trump. These people are a far bigger political albatross than a political asset because they alienate DLWC voters.
Why not alienate them and encourage the rest of them to join and poison the Democratic Party? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has joined the Democratic Party. These people are already well off and all the only thing that matters to them is tax cuts and virtue signaling. David French and Ben Sasse could join their fellow Democrats and transform the party into the Rockefeller Republicans.
I’m entirely for these people switching sides. Most DLWC voters don’t want anything – higher wages, entitlements, affordable health care – that I can’t happily live with as a populist voter. If they are willing to part ways with endless immigration and political correctness, they can have it.