The Democrats had a plan. They called it “Demography is Destiny,” Democrats were going to ride race and ethnicity to permanent power, to pidgeon-hole Republicans as the party of the shrinking elite whites.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Democrats great replacement theory — Democrats became the party of elite — and woke — whites. The party of Karen.
We’ve seen plenty of evidence of a realignment. Trump received a higher percentage of Latino votes than any prior Republican nominee. Non-white Republican candidates, particularly women, are rising stars. Democrats are so worried that their media outlets are stoking fear of Republican “Far-Right Latinas.” …
Josh Kraushaar at Axios reports on this Great Realignment:
Shifts in the demographics of the two parties’ supporters — taking place before our eyes — are arguably the biggest political story of our time.
The big picture: Republicans are becoming more working class and a little more multiracial. Democrats are becoming more elite and a little more white.
Why it matters: Democrats’ hopes for retaining power rest on nonwhite voters remaining a reliable part of the party’s coalition. …
What the data show: Democrats are statistically tied with Republicans among Hispanics on the generic congressional ballot, according to a New York Times-Siena College poll out this week. Dems held a 47-point edge with Hispanics during the 2018 midterms.
An NBC News poll in April found Democrats held a 38-point lead among women with college degrees — up from 10 points from 2010. Democrats lost ground with nearly every other demographic group tested in the survey.
If Demography is still Destiny, then Democrats are on the wrong side of history.
This is predominately about class. The Democrats have become the party of the rich. The best predictor of voting in the US is whether the person is from a household whose annual income is greater than $100k (more likely to vote Democrat) or less (Republican).
Democrats are now mostly those in government as bureaucrats, government funded or aligned institutions such as universities and media, NGOs, companies on government contracts, and the professional class who service the rich. In those areas, not professing support for the Democrats or joining in their crazy sigalling means you won’t advance professionally and financially, and may lose your job. It’s like a cartel for elite and wealthy people.