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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:20 AM

32. Yes, that was true certainly in 2016. A thirdish of white men

 

voting Democratic is I think a pretty normal figure around the nation. Men tend to be more conservative than women period, of course exacerbated by enormous change, with failing incomes and feelings of self worth among some as educated women and minorities pass them by to become a large proportion of the relatively privileged working classes.

The new thing is that Moore is now admitting they weren't "ours" to keep in the first place -- if we'd only bothered to care about them, to "reach out" to them, to talk to them, to try to connect with them, if we only weren't "out of touch" and unwilling to come out of our elite liberal ivory towers and realize they existed, etcetera as nauseum.

He's pointing out the makeup of today's real lower-tier working classes as if we didn't know that. While the Republicans have only become more white male supreme, our party's makeup has been changing with our nation all along. We all knew his styling us as an out-of-touch white Manhattan elite culture was always dishonest as hell. Democrats really are all ages, genders, colors and religions, and we are those young gig workers, people whose jobs have disappeared, new college-educated professionals with great incomes, aging boomers, and elderly watching the cost of living rise with incomes they no longer have. And we've been increasingly electing people of all types and backgrounds to office for decades.

As I think of this, I believe Moore's updating his rhetoric to catch up with our reality -- but without admitting it. And guessing it's strictly only partially. I'd bet the contents of my wallet we're still "out of touch" with "the people." Basic natures don't change, and certainly not at his age.

Thanks for posting this.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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