Skip to comments.Liberal Writers Say Democrats Should 'Give Up' On Trying to Win Over White Republicans
Posted on 05/16/2018 9:13:44 AM PDT by ethom
Democrats should stop trying to win over white Republican voters, according to several prominent liberal writers.
That was the point of a column Washington Post writer Paul Waldman wrote on Tuesday, which liberal journalists approvingly circulated on social media, adding their agreement.
Waldman blamed Fox News and conservative media for the fact blue-collar Trump voters dont vote Democrat.
In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is respect,' Waldman snarked. If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for [President] Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back Congress and the White House.
The problem isnt Democrats, according to Waldman its that Trump voters are too uninformed to vote for Democrats.
The right has a gigantic media apparatus that is devoted to convincing people that liberals disrespect them, plus a political party whose leaders all understand that that idea is key to their political project and so join in the chorus at every opportunity, he argued.
Waldman advised Democrats to keep in mind that white Republicans are not going to vote for you anyway, and their votes are no more valuable or virtuous than the votes of any other American.
The Republican base seems too dumb to realize that even with Donald Trump rampaging through the White House, the establishment is doing just fine, if you define it as the economic elite that so skillfully works the system in Washington no matter how dysfunctional things get, he argued in an April 18 column. In fact, the establishment has never had it better.
Waldmans latest column dismissing Trump voters was a hit among liberal writers and pundits on social media.
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Who wants to go to the Dark Side?
IMPEACH TRUMP NOW!
There was an attempt?
With Trump scooping up more blacks, Hispanics, Asians and gays that’s a recipe for disaster for the Democrats.
the liberals don’t need to persuade anyone, just give blanket amnesty to everyone and watch the votes roll in!
Laughable really. The right has a couple of dinghies that occasionally chart a course slightly to the right of the lefts media armada of aircraft carriers.
Right. MSNBC and CNN are actually right wing plants to convince white people that liberals disrespect them.
“The problem isnt Democrats, according to Waldman its that Trump voters are too uninformed to vote for Democrats. “
Of course we are,just a bunch of ignorant,uneducated cretins./s
My thoughts exactly.
It is one thing to try and convert people who haven’t thought at all about their position and get them to go to the perceived and socially authorized (by the media and entertainment industries) “Moral High Ground” occupied by the Left.
It is quite another to convert to their make believe utopia) people who have given a good deal of thought to their position, and deliberately chosen the position occupied by “haters”, “bigots”, “homophobes” and “racists”, vilified all around by many segments of society.
I liken it in reverse to Whittaker Chambers who “left the winning side (communism) for the losing side (democracy)”
Hahah like they have tried....
The funny thing is, Democrats gave up trying to win over white Democrats... and that’s why they lost 2016.
The problem is that these democrats think so highly of themselves and think that “white republicans” are still deplorables. Let them drown in their own swamp.
They say they respect us and in the very next sentence they call us names like ‘dumb’ or ‘racist’. Their idea of respect is quite twisted, but we all know this about liberals. They are a twisted bunch and we can not let them rule over anyone...ever.
exactly, and Hellary wrote off the coal factories which cost her the election
“There was an attempt?”
In November 2013, the Fraud instructed his worshippers how to talk down to their family members around the dinner table who opposed him.
The right has a gigantic media apparatus that is devoted to convincing people that liberals disrespect them, plus a political party whose leaders all understand that that idea is key to their political project and so join in the chorus at every opportunity,
Wow, 10kw proggie projection, that!
Reality: The left has a gigantic media apparatus that is devoted to disrespecting the right, plus a political party whose leaders all do the same.
And Joe Sixpack knows it.
badges? BADGES!? we don’t need no stinkin badges.
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