1)The education system, either by design, inertia, or union incompetence, is failing (I am the product of a not-affluent public school system and a pedestrian public college, and I am shocked to continually find I am WAAAAAAY better educated than the typical 30-and-under who is wandering about out there)
2)Various capitalists, particularly in the banking sector, don’t seem to appreciate the support that capitalism has had in this country. Hence they push the edge of the envelope into areas that much of the public finds repulsive.
Sooner or later calls from the Elizabeth Warren-types to take them to the woodshed find an audience.
3)Leftists have undertaken a very calculated, patient long-term strategy to embed themselves in academia, media and law, and this 100-year effort is now paying dividends.
4)Younger people who did not grow up with the bogeyman of oppressive Communism on the other side of the pond do not understand why it is bad, and seem stunningly open to the idea of a big nanny government and a planned economy.
5)Appeals to race hatred and class jealousy sadly do work, and have always worked throughout human history.
I have been saying this for years...
When Democrats are in control, their agenda progresses quickly.
When Republicans are in control, the Democrat agenda still progresses just not as fast.
Democrats are united and dont care about what the other half thinks of their actions. The Republicans never publicly stand up for their agenda, because they are too concerned about public opinion and being labled as obstructionists, racists, etc.
If the entire R party would use their bully pulpets all the time and stand up for their core values, things would be different.