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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LOL. I have a bachelor's degree, a law degree and a masters in law degree, all from national universities, and have practiced business and tax law for 35 years. I also spend a couple of hours a day studying politics. Yet I am too uninformed to vote for Democrats. Makes perfect sense.
Well, they have state U degrees in gender studies, clearly they are much better educated.
Whites are portrayed as villains by default.
LOL. Yes, the Democrats are banking on illegals, dead people and street bums.
He is arguing about the Republican media power? Never mind the mass domination of Disney corp, NBC, CNN, ect.
Go ahead, Democratsgive up!
Remember when Romney mentioned the 47% that would never vote for him, and the left went wild?
That was awesome. /s
Regardless of what they think of white people, and even if someday whites in America become a minority, whites still remain and will be the largest voting block of all.
Write us off to your peril, democrats.
You can have a coalition of everyone else combined and still not come to our numbers.
And all we have to do is pull off a small amount of your non-white constituents and it’s over for you in elections.
It is a stupid position to take. Like the fox saying the grapes he couldn’t reach were sour, anyway.
Democrats run the Entertainment Media, the News Media, the Courts and the Education System.
How did they lose to Trump, ignorant Deplorables who obviously saw every Ad the Russians put on Fakebook.
You mean they were trying? When? How?
clueless + can't handle the truth + projection = leftard spew
“If younger Jews are no longer sure whether they’re really “pro-Israel,” it’s in no small part because for so long they’ve been told by so many that unless they take what is essentially the Likud line on any issue that comes up, then they’re “anti-Israel” and probably self-hating Jews to boot. Is there any topic in public debate where discussions are so completely dominated by accusations of bad faith?”
Waldman, The American Prospect March 5, 2014.
I love how they do not get it.
There are people who will never vote for the baby killing party.
Thre are people who will never vote for communists.
Or global warming liars.
Or racists that push racism for minorities and lie only whites can be racists.
Or that make all men out to be inherent racists and give women special treatment while claiming they are equal and better.
Or that demand race and gender quotas for women and minorities, but not whites or men, like skin color and sex organs automatically make someone better for a spot than experience and intelligence and skills and abilities.
Or voting for a party that - because they are socialists - routinely show their philosphy is the end justifies the means.
Or that think illegal immigration is wonderful and welcome the destruction that illegals bring to actual citizens of the country, including car accidents, rape, murder, exhausting social programs for citizens, shuting down er’s, etc.
Many people will just never vote for people from this political party because of these and other reasons. You will never convince these people to ever vote democrat.
Pure liberal projection here.
For sure, if Trump continues to keep the majority of white votes and skims just a few percentage points from the Hispanics, blacks and Asians the democrats never win again. The democrats method might be a winning model in about 20-30 yrs.
It looks like their new thing is stupid-shaming Trump supporters. Any utterance in support, or wearing a MAGA hat, etc, is an admission of having a low IQ.
They are so smart. Calling us bigots, haters, xenophobes, sexists, racists, Islamophobes, homophobes didn’t work. Calling us STUPID is the winner!
When did they start?
Yes! That’s it chitlibs. Double down on the hate and the condescension. I’m sure it will be a winning strategy for you.
To Leftists, the white penis is the source of all evil in the world. The only white people they deem acceptable (yes even if they themselves are white) are those supposedly “enlightened” Leftists in their socialist enclaves. I really think what we have witnessed is a realignment. The Democrats have thrown away the White working class vote for good.
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