If the Republican agenda is so unpopular, how does the party win elections?
But mainly the G.O.P.’s political achievements depend on identity politics — white identity politics.
Exploiting racial resentment to capture white working-class voters, while pursuing policies that benefit only the wealthy, has been the core of the party’s political strategy for decades.
That’s why, in an increasingly diverse country, Republican support has stayed overwhelmingly white.
Commentators keep calling Trump a “populist,” but the only way in which he actually caters to working-class white voters is by appealing to their racial animus.
“Deep-pocketed Republicans who snubbed Donald Trump in 2016 are going all in for him in 2020,” reports Politico.
Trump is giving the Republican establishment what it wants, and it will stick with him no matter what. »