How did race, wealth, education and class contribute to the great realignment that brought us Donald Trump?
Over the past 25 years, the Republicans have mutated into a white workers’ party, one which yearns to return to the glory of yesteryear, real and imagined. The party of Abraham Lincoln is no more. By the same measure, the Democrats have become an upstairs-downstairs coalition of NPR listeners and urban Americans. Just decades ago, the party was the home of FDR, JFK and lunch-bucket voters. The election of Donald Trump is both a result and accelerant of our ongoing political realignment.
The Democrats’ challenge is that liberal policies are more popular than the Democrats themselves
The GOP is surrendering its claim as the party of upward arc. Grievance comes with a price
Backlash should not be characterized as racial resentment. Few people enjoy being kicked in the teeth, even figuratively
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