“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
I'm not sure how you go from the oft problematic or self-defeating identity politics to the Left "REALLY" "only" tending to the unemployed.JMJ
Workers elected Trump.
The Democratic Party no longer cares to represent "workers".
Well, FJ, I think part of the problem is that as America suburbanized and deindustrialized the Democrats were not able to adapt to the new demographics. Trump pandered to their anger and frustration with demonization and promises he can't keep. I feel bad for them. They just don't understand what's going on around them, and sure enough, they elected someone who also doesn't know what's going on around him. The Democrats given the new demographics have had to balance dissonant positions on trade and labor, monetarism and progressivism, international engagement and peace, all while trying to please competing interests in the schools, workplaces and cities. They have no firm discernible foundation. Meanwhile, the working folks are suseptable to the easy-answer snake oil from the Righties, who certainly have none of the interests of the ordinary folks in mind at all. The Dems would like to attract more regular working class folks, but the GOP has the emotional appeal right now, and the workers are frustrated and mad, so the GOP has the upper-hand there. Only their inevitable failure will unlock that vote for the Dems again. The question is whether the Dems can pick a direction and run with it, or if they are going to continue to juggle opposing interests while nothing changes. They don't have to give up on social issues, but they do have to focus more on the plight of the common service sector workers spread all over the land. They're the one's who aren't getting represented these days. The old days are not coming back, no matter what the snake oil salesman tells you.JMJ
I think that working class have discovered that "globalism" is what shipped all of their jobs away and "Trump" is the only one in government who has vocally "opposed" "globalism". You're right, it may ALL be a scam, but at least the working class now have a "means" of identifying "who" is "on their side". And so far, neither the democrats nor the republican "establishment" GET IT.There's a new ideology in town. And with the Dems or Repubs (or BOTH) are going to be "driven out of business" if they continue to oppose it.
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