I’m curious about this too.
Why is Joe Biden being compared to FDR? The Democratic Party of 2021 has become what used to be the Republican Party. It is the party of arrogant, cosmopolitan coastal elites.
“One source of leftwing pessimism about Biden’s prospects for mounting a “transformational” presidency is the objective political and economic weakness of the American working class. When Lyndon Johnson enacted his Great Society programs, more than 23 percent of the U.S. labor force was unionized; today, that figure is 10.8 percent. The year of LBJ’s election, America witnessed 3,655 major work stoppages; the year of Biden’s, it saw eight. Franklin Delano Roosevelt united working-class voters behind a single partisan banner to an unprecedented degree. Biden’s coalition, by contrast, is more heavily populated by college-educated professionals than that of any Democratic president in modern history. …”
The people who were the Democrats from Andrew Jackson through LBJ are now largely Republicans. The role reversal has been going on since the Dixiecrats broke with Truman in 1948. The lineage of the current Democratic Party traces back through the Republican Party to the Whig Party and to the Federalist Party. It is now the Eastern party that has always existed in American politics.