Monday, February 14, 2011

Quote of the Day

I Want A New Left simply nails this:
What would be astonishing to any leftist from the Thirties is how their whole world of leftism has simply vanished, because for them class was paramount, and the idea that leftists one day would talk of white privilege while saying nothing about class privilege would be unimaginable.
To all the moon-eyed progressives who wonder where in the world the Tea Party movement came from, who wonder what's the matter with Kansas, who wonder how why they never anticipated the loss of "Reagan Democrats", this is your starting point.

Hint: your current coalition precludes your old coalition.  Hint #2: think about poor white males, and what your coalition offers them. Hint #3: just because a group won't ally with you, doesn't mean that it won't ally with someone else. 

Criminy, if the Left were intellectually vigorous, you'd read this sort of analysis in the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times.

UPDATE: As I point out here, the Democrats are no friends to the Working Class:
It's clear that the Democratic Party is contemptuous of the working class, and this is a big part of why I haven not been a Democrat for years. They're all about the Underclass, Racial/Identity Grouping (Blacks, Hispanics, and Women; not Asians or poor Whites), and the Government/University/Public Sector Unions representing left-wing Intellectual SWPL, sucking the surplus generated by the Proletariat they despise.
And they wonder why they lose elections.

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