For those wondering why the white working class is gonna vote for Donald Trump, with gusto, it may have something to do with the casual racism directed their way, the casual segregation of an entire community of uneducated and underprivileged people who are white. The question should be, how can we include them?
But instead it is…
If you doubt that’s how the Democratic Party views poor whites, then consider the issue from another perspective… How does the Democratic elite view race relations in America, and class divisions in America?
They show their commitment to equality, and meritocracy, not through charity, or self sacrifice, but by buying tickets to shows like Hamilton.
Ticket prices for Hamilton peaked at an average of $10,900 per seat. Those who believe America has transcended race are living in this world, of 10,000 dollar seats to a Broadway musical. These same folks run the Democratic Party. They believe in “trickle down” integration, from the top down, and have absolutely no understanding of the real world that 99% of us live in…
The Democratic Party is not reaching out to the white working class, and this is a direct consequence of its allegiance to its donor class – the folks who can afford to pay 10 grand to see Hamilton. The Democrats are the party of trade deals, and the TPP.
The recent document dump by WikiLeaks is profoundly important. The docs show that the DNC colluded with the mainstream media to defeat Bernie Sanders. This is important, amongst other reasons, because it proves that the primary goal of the DNC was to elect Hillary Clinton, and that the DNC did not focus on any of the attendant risks of pursuing that single minded strategy. Defeating Donald Trump was definitely not the primary goal of the DNC.
The consequence of the DNC’s allegiance to Hillary Clinton, and the donor class that she and the DNC rely upon for cash flow, is the disconnect with white working class voters, specifically in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The TPP is the issue that will motivate voters in these states, and Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have no credibility on the issue. These states will determine the outcome of the election.
This gamble, by the DNC, is the political equivalent of the gambling that sunk the US economy in 2007-2008. It’s too early to tell, but the choice is already having political consequences. The base of supporters that fueled the Sanders insurgency, in those states listed above specifically, are alienated from the Democratic Party. The corrupting effect of big money, over several years, if not decades – that separated the Party from its working class base – left the political vacuum that secured Trump the Republican nomination.
The Democrats are now the party of Wall Street and free trade. The Republicans are the party of the white working class that have no place in the Democratic party anymore.
The DNC made its bet…