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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:01 PM

57. Educated white women do lean Dem

and do help us with the oh-so crucial suburbs, which are the swing vote in America. That 'Cindy McCain' type of vote did in fact come through for us all over the country. Many of them are more liberal than people realize and will support many progressive policies, although it has to be messaged to them properly. Ezra Klein did a good podcast on this awhile back, was very interesting.

But white women overall (especially the working class ones) tend to be almost as right wing and misogynist as white men. Even the younger/middle age white women who are not as religious tend to be. As a gen-x man of color who grew up with many of them I know how they think, and it's far more complex than the typical explanations. Some of them are feminists who shifted to Trump on the basis of viewing men of color (especially blacks and muslims) as 'rapists' and criminals who are out to hurt them. They see Trump as their protector and overlook his own infractions with women because he is a white man. Sad but true.

Overall, as Dems we need self reflection, if we are too improve.

Trumpism works not just because he's a master conman - but due to the issues he ran on - namely immigration, terrorism and trade - that resonates with even some groups that historically voted Dem. We need to show voters we do in fact believe strongly in border security and controls on immigration while doing it in a humane way, that we're tough on terrorism (Islamic, white nationalist and otherwise) and that we can be tough on China and fight for American jobs and force them to adhere to environmental and labor standards. If we do those things I think we can easily get back some of those Latinos, women and others we lost to Trump and build a broad coalition to do progressive things on core issues like healthcare, economics, climate and police reform.

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