Reading the New York Times, it becomes very clear that two groups of people who voted for Donald J. Trump for president still support him today: Die hard right-wingers and middle of the road types who want — likely need — blue collar jobs to return to America. Sure, racists fit tidily into the mix, but they are not the majority of Trump supporters. Democrats make up a far larger percentage.
The Democratic Party needs to pay attention to these voters. They matter. They are who the party used to fight tooth and nail for when it butted up against the pro-investor class Republicans. But for the DNC to acknowledge the validity of these voters’ concerns requires it to acknowledge the same concerns by Bernie Sanders supporters, and to question their own loyalty to the wealthy free-trade Wall Street donors that the party has come to depend upon for its campaign coffers.
The Democrats remain at a crossroads. Will they serve the donor class or the working class? Remarkably, one year after they party’s shocking loss to Donald Trump, the Democrats still cannot decide.