A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll revealed something that might be surprising to many: While many leaders of the Democratic Party have embraced intersectionality, a feminist theory that has become the cornerstone of progressive identity politics, it appears that most rank and file Democrats do not embrace this particular approach.
The doctrine of intersectionality posits that people belong to certain identity groups experiencing varying levels of oppression at the hands of the white supremacist power structure. These groups include racial and religious minorities as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community. The more groups an individual belongs to, the more oppression they experience. The left has used this intersectional hierarchy to put forth the idea that the views of people who fall into one or more of these categories should be given more weight due to their experience living in the oppressive western world.
A small number of far-left progressives have been loud enough in their promotion of identity politics that they have created the illusion their beliefs are somehow mainstream in the Democratic Party. To many, it appears that the Democratic voter who doesn’t obsess over race and gender is a rarity. But according to this study, these individuals are not as uncommon as it might seem.
The White Dudes Have It!
Morning Consult conducted a study of Democratic voters to gauge enthusiasm for potential candidates who could challenge President Trump in 2020. Based on the agenda of the progressive left, you might initially think that the top three candidates would be Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), or Cory Booker (D-NJ). However, the reality is something far different.
The three contenders who earned the most support were former Vice President Joe Biden, former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Robert O’ Rourke, who recently lost his midterm race against Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Biden received 26% support while Sanders earned 19%. O’ Rourke was a distant third at 8%.
In other words, it appears that with the exception of O’ Rourke (who isn’t that old), Democratic voters prefer old white men, which clearly makes them racist and sexist. Senators Warren, Harris, and Booker received 5% or less when it comes to support from Democratic voters. It appears the party agreed with the beleaguered Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti when he told Time magazine the Democrats’ presidential nominee had “better be a white male.”
Is Intersectionality Accepted By Democrats?
So, are the Democrats nothing more than a bunch of race-baiting hypocrites? The most probable answer is: No. The average Democrat voter is not as fixated on race and gender as their leaders might suggest. Indeed, it is possible that normal Democrats diverge from the intersectional dogma of their leaders on a variety of issues. A recent study revealed that the majority of Americans have rejected political correctness.
The average Democrat voter is not as fixated on race and gender as their leaders might suggest.
The results of this poll are important because it demonstrates that most people are not at all extreme in their views. The Democrat leadership and their allies in the elite media constantly promote an unhealthy obsession with race, gender, and sexuality, and the leftist-controlled entertainment industry imbues their productions with similar messages, but it does not appear that their constituents are fully accepting of the message. While the study’s findings may seem encouraging, they could also underline a more nefarious reality.
Perhaps the progressive left is content with merely making it appear as if their extreme ideas have become mainstream. While they are not persuading middle-aged and older Americans – who typically show up in greater numbers at the polls – they can still convince younger voters. A recent Harvard Institute of Politics survey revealed that the majority of 18 to 29-year-olds prefer Democratic socialist policies over capitalism.
These young voters may not be politically active in the present, but as they get older, they will likely become more involved in the political process. If progressives convince this impressionable group to believe that far-left ideas are mainstream, it will be easier to get them to support the socialist policies leftists want to impose on the American public. If conservatives are not diligent in countering this message, the nation may soon resemble Europe, or even worse, Venezuela.