Part of the reason Trump won the election was because Democrats have been ignoring middle class voters in the mid west for years. Trump spoke to them and let them know someone still cared about them. Democrats will have a near to impossible task of winning anything without them, but MSNBC’s Joy Reid says Democrats don’t need them.
Joy Reid: Dems Need to Stop Pining for White Trump Voters, Cater to Minorities
Reid said, “Democrats have all these things they want to do at the same time. They pine for the Trump voter who they think they can somehow talk into not voting for Donald Trump. You know ‘What did we do to you? How did we hurt you? If we can find some way to appease you will you come back to us please.’ You know I’m wearing a little LBJ pin. It has been really since the Lyndon Johnson era which was the last time the Democrats won white voters— a majority of the white voters.
And they pine for those voters. So they have that problem. And then they want to figure out well how do we keep the active progressive voter that is really excited and really interested and really wants to be a part of politics? And you can’t really do both and also message to the base of the party which is largely people of color.”
She continued, “I do know if you needed 77,500 people. It’s a lot easier to get 50,000 black people in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee than it is to figure out what is in the minds of those Obama to Trump voters.”
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If Democrats listen to people like Joy Reid, they will keep losing elections. Count on it.