Pro-gun Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb recently gave his theory on why poor and blue collar white people voted for Trump. While Webb did acknowledge guns as one of many reasons, the biggest reason he cited is a little more obvious.
Jim Webb may not be “politically correct”, but he is correct about politics. Watch this great response by Webb below:
Jim Webb makes the case that Democrats sure as heck haven’t been showing any dignity to Trump voters. Poor white voters have a tough time believing that they have all this “white privilege” that makes life so “easy” for them. Democrats doubled down on identity politics to the point where poor white voters, as Jim Webb says, “don’t think Democrats like them.”
Threatening to throw people in jail for possessing purely cosmetic feature on firearms is another way that Democrats make it clear that they don’t like gun owners (of any race). Democrats convinced themselves that they didn’t need the votes of working class whites, gun owners, or fiscal moderates since the “future” doesn’t include those voters.
Not only did 2016 made it clear that Democrats jumped the gun. Much to their own shock, they are losing traction with Hispanic voters AND getting crushed by blue collar white voters at the same time.