Why Democrats Shouldn’t Keep Taking Minority Voters For Granted, by Saritha Prabhu.
“Demography is destiny” has been the left’s mantra for the last decade or so. They can’t wait for the country to turn majority-minority, which is predicted to happen in roughly 2045.
The left’s electoral calculation is, of course, as follows: As the country turns majority brown and black, the Democratic Party will be electorally invincible because, you know, they have minority voters in the bag. Per their calculation, brown native-born and foreign-born citizens especially will forever vote for Democrats because they represent the good party that looks out for minority voters, while the GOP is the evil, racist, white nationalist party.
In the short term, it looks like changing demographics benefit Democrats. In recent years, traditionally red states such as Arizona, Texas, and Georgia have been turning purple due to an influx of minority voters. But changing demographics won’t necessarily work long-term for Democrats for many reasons.
First, as immigrants get older and more prosperous and assimilate into American society, they don’t reliably vote Democrat anymore. One reason is that Democrats’ redistribution policies don’t look very attractive to older immigrants who’ve worked hard for decades to build more prosperous lives.
But the big-picture reason may also be that as immigrants assimilate more into the American mainstream, they realize more fundamental political truths: The Democratic Party is more interested in having a co-dependent relationship with its voters — you vote for us, and we’ll give you free stuff.
The modern Democratic Party also increasingly pretends to be for the little guy but is actually a neoliberal outfit dominated by college-educated, affluent, coastal liberals. Not to mention, the Democrats’ fierce culture-war battles are calculated distractions so voters won’t focus on the pocketbook issues that affect both donors and voters. …
Donald Trump won in 2016 partly due to sizable percentages of Hispanic-American (29 percent) and Asian-American (29 percent) voters. Who knew this many deplorables were in the ranks of brown voters? …
Ah, the Left’s anti-white racism is deliberate:
The Democratic leaders and their supportive media have also been doing something calculating and invidious: verbally attacking white conservatives casually and gratuitously, riling up minorities to ensure they remain in the Democratic Party. …
The author’s story:
My own experience as a legal immigrant, Indian-American voter for nearly 15 years is relevant here. In my early years in America, I was a solid Democrat. I fell for the party’s assertions that it was the only refuge for minority voters and that the GOP was the inhospitable party.
It took several years, but I gradually realized the Democratic Party is more about power and control, and it doesn’t really care about the little guy, especially in economic matters. Most of all, I have been put off by the left’s hypocrisies on diversity, climate change, and a host of other issues.
Character is destiny, not demographics.