Democrats think that “demographics is destiny” and that over time, America will get more liberal.
But 2020 showed just how wrong that assumption is.
And now, one looming electoral disaster is now set to destroy Joe Biden’s Democratic Party.
For decades, the concept of “demographics is destiny” has dominated virtually everything the Democratic Party has done and stood for.
Controlled by the concept of identity politics, Democrats have increasingly relied on social divisions to win elections, pitting white against black, young against old, rich against poor, and men against women.
But the identity politics coalition that has made up the Democratic Party for the last 20 years is now coming apart, and new data from the 2020 election proves that an electoral reckoning is now in store for the party.
Once viewed to be a safe Democratic constituency that would drive the entire country’s leftward shift for decades to come, Democrats suffered catastrophic losses among Hispanics in the 2020 elections.
Not only did Donald Trump nearly win Miami-Dade County in south Florida, home to one of the largest concentrations of urban Hispanics in the country, but he made massive inroads with Hispanics in other key areas in the country, including the Rio Grande border in south Texas, where Democrats had once dominated for over 50 years.
Now, a new post-election report from the Democrats themselves is showing that the party is in serious trouble of losing many of these Hispanic voters for good.
Roll Call reports, “The 2020 election was a surprise on many levels. President Donald Trump got much closer to reelection than most pundits predicted. The blue wave turned out to be a figment of the media’s and Democrats’ imagination. And Republicans did far better than expected down ballot and across the country.
There have been plenty of autopsies done by partisans and academics, and plenty of interesting takeaways from the election, particularly on what happened with Hispanics and why. The answer is ideology. Today, Hispanic voters tend to be slightly center-right, ideologically, and closer to independents at a time when the Democratic Party is heading further and further left.”
This center-right tilt among Hispanic voters, combined with Democrats’ strong slide towards the far-Left, has driven an entire voting bloc that was once thought to be firmly in the hands of Democrats towards Republicans at a breakneck speed.
According to some data, Donald Trump won the largest portion of Hispanic voters of any Republican in living memory, and in key swing states like Florida, there’s almost no question that the Republican nominee won more Hispanic voters than any Republican presidential nominee in history.
“We’ve ended up in a situation where white liberals are more left wing than Black and Hispanic Democrats on pretty much every issue: taxes, health care, policing, and even on racial issues or various measures of ‘racial resentment,’” admits Democratic pollster David Shor. “So as white liberals increasingly define the party’s image and messaging, that’s going to turn off nonwhite conservative Democrats and push them against us.”
The Democrats’ hopes of a permanent “majority of the ascendant” seems poised to be destroyed on a wave of Hispanic voters crossing over and increasingly voting for Republicans by margins larger than ever before.