The working class no longer thinks that Democrats speak to them. He even makes an interesting ‘scarlet letter’ reference.
The Democrats made a conscious decision in embracing identitarian politics… it was a pivot TO something and FROM something.
In taking the Working Class for granted as automatic Democrat voters, they turned their attention to their next battle… identitarian politics and turning one interest group against another, diffusing rage and discontent across various ethnic, gender, or sexual identity groups with an eye toward turning them into an army of activists.
They chased one while neglecting the other.
And the working class isn’t stupid. They clued in pretty quickly. It’s showing up in an attitude shift on the part of the working class.
Andrew Yang just said the Democratic Party is not the party of the working class. pic.twitter.com/BIm2InOKEq
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 23, 2020
Ted Cruz couldn’t help but agree, and offered his own insights in addition to Yang’s comments.
Yang is right: This is the most fundamental political shift of the past decade. The Democratic Party has abandoned the working class, has abandoned union members, and the GOP has become the blue-collar party of jobs. https://t.co/SsVPfjRDO6
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 23, 2020
This is probably not the kind of ‘Yang is right’ endorsement he was hoping for.
But he’s not wrong.
Dems made a choice. And good or bad, they’re stuck with it.
In a related question, if the working class hates the Dems so much…
How do you think the working class feels about Trump’s administration and those economic figures, including the fact that the lower economic levels are seeing a bigger jump in growth than the top rungs of the ladder?