A very nice post from my friends at the Welcome Party.
"As all who read The Liberal Patriot know, Ruy Teixeira doesn’t mince words.
The demographer and political scientist co-authored the 2002 bestseller The Emerging Democratic Majority, which argued that the rapidly evolving demographic makeup of the United States stood to benefit the Democratic Party. This research was often misinterpreted as a fait accompli for the left — and continues to be willfully misinterpreted by the far-left as a mandate to ignore both historical swing voters and the ideologically mixed views of Black and Hispanic voters.
Teixeira, who was recently profiled in the New York Times, co-launched The Liberal Patriot in December 2020. Week after week, Texeira has been forcefully correcting the record with hard-hitting demographic and electoral analysis.
The Twitter-less Teixeira has observed that Democrats are now paying a steep electoral price for the far-left’s embrace of widely unpopular (but highly hashtaggable) slogans.
The extent of the Democrats' leftward lurch is most pronounced in the growing chasm between the views of the predominantly white, wealthy, and highly educated elites who staff the Democratic Party (and most major cultural institutions) and pretty much every other demographic group in the country.
Teixeira has illuminated Democrats’ problems with a variety of demographic groups: Democrats’ Hispanic Voter Problem, Working Class Voter Problem, and Coming Asian Voter Problem to name a few.
All of these fall under the umbrella of the Democrats’ Common Sense Problem: the jargony far-left dogma that dominates much of the party’s core infrastructure has too many voters thinking we’ve abandoned common sense entirely. Far-left battle cries like “Defund the Police” and “Abolish ICE” might make sense to those who are steeped in the intellectual discourse of abolition, but at best they confuse ordinary voters — and more often simply alienate them."