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Title: Longest-Serving Woman In Congress Says She Feels Increasingly Alienated In Democratic Party
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URL Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/political ... gly-alienated-democratic-party
Published: Feb 3, 2021
Author: Tyler Durden
Post Date: 2021-02-03 22:53:53 by Horse
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Views: 77
Comments: 6

The longest-serving woman in Congress, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), told The Hill in a recent interview that she struggles with a growing sense of alienation within the Democratic party as she fights for the interests of her largely working-class Midwest constituents while the Democrat party is increasingly dominated by representatives from wealthy, often coastal districts.

“They just can’t understand,” Kaptur told the outlet, referring to the difficulty some of her Democrat colleagues have in relating to the concerns of blue-collar constituents like hers.

“They can’t understand a family that sticks together because that’s what they have. Their loved ones are what they have, their little town, their home, as humble as it is—that’s what they have,” she added.

Kaptur told the outlet that she worries that the voices of congressional Democrats who represent wealthy districts are increasingly drowning out those who represent heartland districts.

“It’s been very hard for regions like mine, which have had great economic attrition, to get fair standing, in my opinion,” Kaptur said, adding that, as a Democrat who represents a working-class district, she feels like a minority within her party.

In the interview, Kaptur touched on congressional district data, which showed that 19 out 20 of the nation’s wealthiest districts are represented by Democrats.

“Several of my colleagues who are in the top ranks have said to me, ‘You know, we don’t understand your part of the country.’ And they’re very genuine,” Kaptur said.

“You can’t understand what you haven’t been a part of.”

The idea that Democrats are losing touch with their blue-collar roots and are increasingly turning into the party of the elites while Republicans are on track to becoming a multiethnic working-class coalition was an oft-repeated theme in the wake of the 2020 election.

In his first remarks following the November election, in which the GOP defied expectations and made gains in the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House Minority Leader, declared, “This election cycle has made one thing clear: The Republican Party is now the party of the American worker.”

The 2020 election results, in general, reinforced the view that the Republican party is poised to become a multiethnic coalition of working-class voters. In the presidential race, for instance, former President Donald Trump won the largest share of non-white voters, a traditionally Democrat demographic, of any Republican since 1960.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) commented on the fact that Trump won Zapata County, in Texas, by a margin of 52–47 percent in 2020, while he lost that same county to Hilary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 65–32 percent.

“#Florida & the Rio Grande Valley showed the future of the GOP: A party built on a multi-ethnic multi-racial coalition of working AMERICANS,” Rubio wrote in a tweet.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

“They can’t understand a family that sticks together because that’s what they have. Their loved ones are what they have, their little town, their home, as humble as it is—that’s what they have,” she added.

How condescending can a professional politician get?

A person that LIVES ALL THEIR LIFE OFF THE BACKS OF OTHERS???

Cynicom  posted on  2021-02-04   2:39:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Horse (#0)

Boy, this is major. She has had occasional moment s of clarity through the years unknown to Dimocrats at large.

How about those disgusting rich 'liberal' districts -- it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to be of normal rightist worldview, much less to donate meaningfully to the Cause.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-04   7:27:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: NeoconsNailed (#2)

Those wealthy districts on the coasts are Jewish enclaves.

The Truth of 911 Shall Set You Free From The Lie

Horse  posted on  2021-02-04   7:46:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Horse (#0)

Lady: you got a problem, quit, take you fat pension, free health care and get out of congress and quit bitching

Darkwing  posted on  2021-02-04   8:08:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Horse (#3)

How about that. According to some folks here, we're all supposed to pretend we never read that.

Unfortunately, what I said about the wealthy is true though. I've known lots of rich ppl that weren't especially 'liberal', some of whom are actually staunch Repubs, progun etc. But in their world conservative passions are considered undignified.

'Liberal' passions can age all they want in their set, but anybody calling for real sanity with any seriousness will prolly be ostracized.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-04   10:24:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Cynicom (#1)

A person that LIVES ALL THEIR LIFE OFF THE BACKS OF OTHERS???

When we worked for State of Illinois, we sucked off the public teat on a regular basis. Most of the funds for road maintenance came from the Federal and State excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Once in a while we would get a bonus of some sort.

But on one occasion in winter they called me in 3 hours early for 18 hour shift on weekend. That was real blood money and I had to stop to nap a couple of times toward the end of that one. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-02-04   11:39:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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