The Democrats got a pasting on Tuesday inÂ theÂ US mid-term elections.
Many of the reason they took a pasting are the same reason Labour took as pasting in our election.
Iâ€™m not going where you (especially if youâ€™re conservative) suspect Iâ€™m going with thisâ€”the standard liberal moan that working-class white people are voting against their interests. Thatâ€™s something Democrats have to get out of their heads and stop saying. People donâ€™t vote against their interests. They vote for their interests as they see them. And right now, working-class and blue-collar whites think the Democratic Party is just implacably against them.
Of course I donâ€™t think itâ€™s true that the Democratic Party is implacably against them. I think they just think the Democratic Party is implacably against them, and part of the reasonâ€”not the whole reason, but part of the reasonâ€”they think the Democratic Party is implacably against them is that Democratic candidates in red states have no idea how to tell them theyâ€™re on their side.