Bernie must stay away from Identity Politics
... identity politics remains a political loser.
Kamala Harris created the first big viral moment when she tore into Joe Biden, absolving him of being a “racist” even as she accused him of working with segregationists to oppose school busing. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t hold the race card but ran a campaign about “women’s equality,” attacking any Democrat who didn’t measure to her standards on abortion, child care and violence against women.
Sen. Cory Booker campaigned relentlessly on “systemic racism” and “social justice,” blasting Mr. Biden for his work on the 1994 crime bill and warning the nation of an “all-out assault” on black voting rights in 2020. Beto O’Rourke felt the need to make up for his own whiteness by going all in on reparations for slavery. Julián Castro built his run on complaints about “discriminatory housing policy,” injustices to transgender and indigenous women, and threats to marginalized communities.
Which bring us to Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to rescue her campaign with a Hail Mary appeal to “sexism.”
Something I'd learned from investing is that any position can be justified, with logic or morality, but if it loses money then it was a poor investment. Period. End of story.
Now look at the narrowing field of Dem candidates.
All of the most 'woke' candidates are gone, or are losing.
And that's happening in the Democratic primaries, not the general election.
This comes after Hillary ran a 'woke' campaign and still lost to the most unqualified candidate of all time.
It's long past time the Democrats learned this simple lesson: stay woke, lose elections.
That brings me to Bernie.
He leads with economics, not IDPol, and that's what is saving him.
Where Bernie skates near IDPol is immigration. He sounds very 'woke' on the issue, and that's a danger.
The working class is too busy trying to keep their heads above water to worry about immigrants.
All the time Bernie spends talking about immigrants is time he isn't addressing their legitimate concerns. And it gives Trump ammo to fire up his base.
That's just the truth.
If you don't believe then please check with the former candidates.
Bernie needs to stay on message: MFA, free public college, no more wars, tax the rich, replace free trade with fair trade.
Just those five things would be more than you could possibly expect from any other candidate.