Democrats have sold themselves as the party of the working man for a while, but it’s become pretty clear that when asked by corporations and big tech, Democrats will toss their “working man” to the curb in a heartbeat.
It became abundantly clear when the “kid from Scranton” wiped out thousands of pipeline worker’s jobs on day one of his time in the White House. Combine that with the fact that the elitists in New York, California, and D.C. are constantly comparing Republican voters to terrorists and sneering at the fact that they don’t eat at high-class joints like them, it’s clear that the left isn’t for the little guy.
Many working-class people can’t help but harken back to the days when a rising tide was lifting all the boats under President Donald Trump. Now, gravitation toward the GOP is happening as a result.
As Nick Arama covered earlier today, NBC News noted that despite Trump’s absence bringing back “a more normal rhythm to politics in Washington,” outside the D.C. bubble, a change is happening and working-class people are trending away from the left:
Data from the NBC News poll shows that the composition of the two major parties is changing, and one massive shift is coming in employment: the kinds of jobs Democrats and Republicans hold. There are signs across racial and ethnic demographic groups that Republicans are becoming the party of blue-collar Americans and the change is happening quickly.
If the movement continues it could have a large impact on the future of the GOP. Consider the scale of the change overall.
In the last decade, the percentage of blue-collar voters who call themselves Republicans has grown by 12 points. At the same time, the number in that group identifying as Democrats has declined by 8 points. Among white-collar voters, the numbers have remained stable, with Democrats seeing a tiny increase and Republicans seeing a tiny drop.
If this trend continues, the GOP may find itself in a very good position come midterms and may swing more seats in the Senate and House in its favor.
NBC admits that the GOP had better economic messaging than Democrats, but warns that the majority of this growth took place during the Trump era and if the GOP continues to use the same tactics Trump did to attract blue-collar workers, then it would further tie the party to him.
That’s a very shallow way of looking at economic policies that work, and it smells more like an attempt to dissuade people from joining the GOP because it would still be the “party of Trump.” Economic policies can be practiced without belonging to a specific man. If it works, it works. For the blue-collar voters in America, it definitely worked.
The Democrats should concern themselves more about why their economic plans are pushing their voters away and not obsess about Trump anymore, but that might be asking too much of them. The left has more or less attached itself to entities like big tech (Amazon, Google, Twitter, etc) that allow them to control information flow. The relationship has become so tight that saying “big tech” and “Democrats” pretty much means the same thing.
Winning the blue-collar worker back would mean disassociation with these entities and that would mean a disassociation with power…which the Democrat party will not tolerate.
The goal is power and the goal has always been power. They used to get it through labor unions but now the Democrats have found a new avenue to achieve their ends in big tech. With the media and the Democrats also being as synonymous as Democrats and big tech, the threesome will do what’s necessary to keep that power. If it means giving the cold shoulder to the very working-class the Democrats said they represented for so long, then so be it.
That doesn’t mean they won’t let the working class go without a fight, though. They’ll still do what’s necessary to make Americans believe that siding with the GOP means siding with Trump, which means siding with racists and extremists. Like some abusive spouse, they’ll continue harming the working class while trying to convince them that they won’t have it better anywhere else.
But despite the fact that they believe the working-class to be ignorant bumpkins, Americans aren’t stupid. When the right information is put in their hands, Americans act accordingly, and it’s clear that the information coming to them right now is that the Democrats are killing jobs, allowing in illegal workers, and making it harder to get work due to the prioritization of fields that most American workers have no training in.
If that’s how the Democrats want to play it then American workers will also say “so be it” and head toward the party that treats them with a modicum of respect and helps them get jobs through better economic policies.