Democrat strategist warns his party: "Twitter is dominated by overeducated, over-caffeinated, over-opinionated pain-in-the-ass white liberals" Great piece on challenges facing left-moving Democrats as they head into 2020
Important analysis: "Black and Asian Democrats and liberals are significantly more supportive of restrictive immigration policies and less positive toward racial/ethnic diversity than their white counterparts."
Very liberal educated white Democrats (overrepresented on Twitter & among small donors) have distinct issue attitudes & priorities compared to the rest of the Democratic electorate, though some liberal voters failed to turnout in 2016
There is so much to unpack in this amazing column, allow me to tweet out the highlights. 1/
NB from : Moderate/conservative Democrat bloc has "largest number of minorities; it is 26% black, 19% Hispanic, 7% other nonwhites, and it has smallest percentage of whites, at 48%." The progressive wing of party is "disproportionately white."
"Democratic Twitter is dominated by overeducated, over-caffeinated, over-opinionated pain-in-the-ass white liberals. Every candidate, and every staffer, checks Twitter and other social media scores of times a day," Paul Begala tells .
Also, this week, the incomparable political reporter/analyst digs deep into the Dem electorate and fissures over immigration and race/gender issues. incomparable wrote
The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties
This article features some analysis from that is 100% true. It's a must read for today people. There are consequences to every law and the whole "all money in politics bad" idea has throw gas on the fire of polarization.
Heading into 2020, the Democratic Party is united over Trump and not much else, says.
This article perfectly encapsulates findings from
“State party officials and congressional campaigners ... have traced the leftward lurch of the presidential candidates to the small donor problem. The tyranny of the small donor cannot be underestimated.” —Paul Begala.
Seems to me that you can make just as strong a case that the best way to turn out the minority voters the Ds need to win in 2020 is to tack back to the center. White progressives forget that black and latino voters are nowhere near as left as they are.
“The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties.” does his usual and, as always, brilliant and helpful deep dive into the data. Democrats are a very broad coalition, which makes things complicated (but not impossible) for 2020. Important read.
The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties
The Democratic Party Is Actually 3 Parties “There is an abundance of evidence that the more liberal Democratic presidential candidates may be pushing into dangerous terrain, taking stands that could prove difficult to defend in the general election.”
Two-thirds of the people in the Democratic faction that’s most eager to have presidential candidates “address race issues” are white. Whereas a majority of the faction that’s least interested in having candidates talk about race is non-white.
#polarization of primary electorates in 2012 is about six times greater than in 1958 owing to the sorting of primary voters into party primaries by ideology This shift has major implications for political behavior (via ⁦⁩)
Good piece which mentions how the progressive wing of the Democrats are overwhelmingly white. Whereas non-whites tend to be more moderate. (Oh, the irony.)
Warning signs for progressive Dems. The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties
The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties
Stormy seas ahead for Dems? Excellent column from (& citing 's fab work - snip below) on Democrats' fragmentation into 3 distinct ideological groups. The 'very liberal' group is also 'very white'; minorities incline toward centrism.