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Liberals can win again if they stop being so annoying and fix their 'hamburger problem'

Original story at Business Insider• 5 mentions • 1 week ago

Business Insider 1 week ago

 
I've been haunted by a claim my KCRW colleague Rich Lowry made on our radio show a few weeks ago: That Democrats keep coming up short in elections because they won't give any ground on "cultural issues" to win back the working-class voters they've alienated over the past decades. On one hand, it's obviously true that Democrats suffer from a cultural disconnect from non-college voters who have abandoned the party in droves. Democrats believe their economic agenda should appeal to people with lower incomes, yet income has become a poor predictor of partisan alignment; Democrats' substantial inroads with upscale suburban ...
 
 
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18 Jul
Annie Lowrey @AnnieLowrey
I agree with a lot of this, but think the idea that conservatives are all "live-and-let-live" is bananas. https://t.co/DGDh3xq13R
18 Jul
Joe Weisenthal @TheStalwart
If you like this @jbarro post then you're right wing. If you dislike it, you're left wing. There's no third option. https://t.co/QHGCSTuoGt
17 Jul
Bruce Bartlett @BruceBartlett
I think Josh Barro attacks a caricature of the left, but I hear many Democrats echo his critique re culture. https://t.co/PqC0X6u5aI
17 Jul
Henry Blodget @hblodget
RT @PamEngel12: This @jbarro column perfectly encapsulates why many voices on the left have become so annoying https://t.co/SljOyLEwI8 http…
17 Jul
Business Insider @businessinsider
Liberals can win again if they stop being so annoying and fix their 'hamburger problem' https://t.co/wueyrWn8ZV https://t.co/YH1AxTxETW