Jun 16, 2016 2:24 AM GMT
I heard part of an NPR segment then found this when I got home:
StephenOABC saidThere is one (horrifying) theme in Listen Liberal. It is that the Democratic Party has betrayed its natural constituency of labor, and is constantly trying (and succeeding) to outrun Republicans by doing more damage to the social structure than Republicans profess, thus stealing their thunder. “It has become Democratic thinking that the common people are at last being treated as they deserve to be.” They do it with “professionals”. Frank has filled this entire book with evidence of this one point.This is just valid proof that the democrats are just as much the party of big, corporate business as the republicans. Both major parties are no damned good The Wicked Witch of Wall Street, Hillary is only running for President to further her own self aggrandizement
Thomas Frank clearly spells out why the Democratic Party leaders have abandoned the middle class and poor. It's shameful and shocking.
The Democrats would win nearly every national election if they stayed with the traditional FDR coalition of blue collar workers, women, unions, minorities and middle class.
Sadly, as Frank points out. The Clinton faction speaks populist and governs republican. This book is a solid but heartbreaking read.