22 February, 2021

Yes, it is, and Mitch McConnell and the GOP Establishment Hate It

The GOP is rapidly becoming the blue-collar party. Here's what that means. (nbcnews.com)

I’m starting to think that both political parties in the U.S. hate their voters. For the longest time I thought it was only the Democrats.

Data from the NBC News poll shows that the composition of the two major parties is changing, and one massive shift is coming in employment: the kinds of jobs Democrats and Republicans hold. There are signs across racial and ethnic demographic groups that Republicans are becoming the party of blue-collar Americans and the change is happening quickly.

If the movement continues it could have a large impact on the future of the GOP. Consider the scale of the change overall.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should embrace this. If it continues long term, the Democrats are in deep trouble. But McConnell is more interested in appeasing his Chamber of Commerce buddies than he is in effecting conservative change in America.

I hope he realizes this and comes around, because I do think that there’s no better person on Capitol Hill at managing the details of getting things done in Congress. But if he continues on his current path, he’ll be Minority Leader until he retires.

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