What is the Left?
There are various factions on both sides.
Historically, the True Cons have been the governing elite on the Right and the shitlibs have been the governing elite on the Left. Both groups are college-educated, professional class voters who live in the suburbs and whose interests as a class often outweigh their partisan differences.
This is why it seems like elections don’t matter and nothing ever changes because this class has such a stranglehold on both parties. They win every election due to their domination of both parties. At least this is the way it was until Trump came along in 2016 when the demographics inside the GOP tipped toward the working class and their preferred candidates all lost the nomination and it was a national crisis. Censorship was rolled out immediately in 2017 to ensure that something like that can never happen again. When they lose elections, it is due to “misinformation” and “domestic extremism.”
Note: The ADL wants to censor the populist Left now.