Voters Don’t Share the Intersectional Left’s Views

Interesting take on the difference in Sander’s support in 2016 vs. 2020.

A similar point, looking at why Warren’s campaign imploded. Via Tucker Carlson:

“Warren got derailed. More precisely, she got infected with a virulent strain of identity politics…. Elizabeth Warren went intersectional, and it killed her.”

2 Comments for “Voters Don’t Share the Intersectional Left’s Views”

  1. posted by Jorge on

    “Rural/non-college white vote for Sanders in 2016 was mostly socially right of Hillary and those voters are comfortable with Biden now (and in the general that could potentially include some Obama- Trump voters too).”

    There’s a strange sort of thinking I encounter every so often but only on the left. Some people think that just because right-veering Democrats are weird, they don’t exist.

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    There’s a strange sort of thinking I encounter every so often but only on the left. Some people think that just because right-veering Democrats are weird, they don’t exist.

    I agree, but I think that the idea that “right-veering Democrats … don’t exist” is largely the product of hype from Republican-aligned shills, who (as Stephen often does on IGF) single out views from the fringe left and treat those views as if they are prevalent among the mainstream left.

    The hype is a product/example of a classic logical error, but is effective with low-information folks, giving them the impression that all left/liberals hold the fringe views of a few on the left.

    In a fact-based analysis, the hype doesn’t stand up for a New York minute, as exit polling in the Democratic Party’s primaries makes clear enough (20% identify as “Very Liberal”, 40% identify as “Somewhat Liberal”, and 40% identify as “Moderate or Conservative”), but that doesn’t stop the hype, because the hype is good fodder for the Republican propaganda mill.

    It has been this way for a long time. The propaganda mill has been portraying Democrats as communists/socialists, for example, for as long as I’ve been involved in politics (the 1960’s) and before my time. It didn’t matter to the propaganda mill that it wasn’t true, because it scared conservatives. But it was all nonsense, as is the current hype about “all Democrats are intersectionalists”.

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