US Democrats Privileged College Kids Problem

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Oct 14, 2021, 3:00:55 PMOct 14
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Tantalising Snippets:

"the problem with this permanent class of young staffers is that
they tend to hold views that are both more liberal and more
ideologically motivated than the views of the coveted median
voter, and yet they yield a significant amount of influence over
the party’s messaging and policy decisions. As a result,
Democrats end up spending a lot of time talking about issues that
matter to college-educated liberals but not to the multiracial
bloc of moderate voters that the party needs to win over to
secure governing majorities in Washington."

"At its most basic, Shor’s theory goes something like this:
Although young people as a whole turn out to vote at a lower rate
than the general population, the aforementioned type of young
person is actually overrepresented within the core of the
Democratic Party’s infrastructure. According to Shor, the problem
with this permanent class of young staffers is that they tend to
hold views that are both more liberal and more ideologically
motivated than the views of the coveted median voter, and yet
they yield a significant amount of influence over the party’s
messaging and policy decisions. As a result, Democrats end up
spending a lot of time talking about issues that matter to
college-educated liberals but not to the multiracial bloc of
moderate voters that the party needs to win over to secure
governing majorities in Washington."

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/10/09/david-shor-
democrats-privileged-college-kid-problem-514992

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Ned

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Oct 14, 2021, 3:05:31 PMOct 14
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Very salient. And the only way they will become relevant
is if young people vote (in large numbers).

And how might that be accomplished?

Ned

Noah Sombrero

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Oct 14, 2021, 3:57:19 PMOct 14
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On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:05:30 -0700 (PDT), Ned <ned...@ix.netcom.com>
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Assumption: college kids are privileged. Some of them squeaked
through college financially on student loans. And too often they
still have not been able to repay those loans years after graduation.
Which effectively puts them in the block of moderate voters. My
suspicion is that these folks also tend to be motivated liberals. And
it is not true that motivated liberalism is a dalliance of only
privileged college kids, necessarily. Who knows, there might actually
be real reasons for such an outlook?
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Oct 17, 2021, 3:37:56 AMOct 17
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In article <3b30ddac-889d-4d67...@googlegroups.com>,
ned...@ix.netcom.com says...
I don't think it can be accomplished in large
enough numbers.

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Wilson

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Oct 17, 2021, 10:09:03 AMOct 17
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The "multiracial bloc" of voters.

Hot button talking points engaged.

When Dem apologists stop paying attention to race as an issue is when
there is some hope for their party to actually be responsible enough to
govern.

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