The Democrats are desperately trying to show a united front by pushing their party issues that constituents will be happy to see, but not all Democrats agree with the party issues being pushed. The Epoch Times reports that in an interview with The Hill “the longest-serving woman in Congress,” Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat, was told by a fellow Democrat member that she should “leave” the party after suggesting “a simple solution to the economic problems afflicting the industrial Midwest.”
The report states that Kaptur grew up in Toledo, Ohio as the daughter of a union organizer. She told the Hill that Democrats “just can’t understand.” She said, “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. Respect it. It was so insensitive.”
Kaptur said that trying to get the Democrats who represent the districts with the coastal elites that control our country’s power and wealth to care about the little guys has been tough. She said, “it’s been very hard for regions like mine, which have had great economic attrition, to get fair standing.”
She said she felt like a minority in her party as one of the few Democrats representing a “working-class” district. In the interview with The Hill, Rep. Kaptur shared a chart showing that Democrats “dominate the upper half of the nation’s districts.” Meaning the Democrats represent the districts with the most money, like “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district [which] is the fourth-richest in the nation.”
But you wouldn’t know by walking a mile on her San Fransisco feces and needle filled streets. She said that “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.” She paints this in an endearing light on her colleagues’ inability to understand the “working class,” but the reality is the working class is looking at Nancy Pelosi’s district going ‘WE DON’T WANT THIS.”
She blames it on the idea that “you can’t understand what you haven’t been apart of” and to a point that is true. Still, anyone can look around and see that members of her party put identity politics over the betterment of their district, and that is forcing more voters in districts like hers to vote red.
She said Trump was very successful in her district because of examples like “a constituent who had been a steelworker in the greater Cleveland area, moved to Kansas having been laid off, and later moved back to Lorain, only to be left jobless a third time.” She said the man “was about 48 years old at that point.” She said that Trump’s defiance against the establishment is what connects with people like him and get their votes.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the 2020 House election results proved that the Republicans have officially made their name as the “party of the American worker.”
Republicans boasting about being the party of the “American worker” are not empty whereas Rep. Kaptur said that she fears her party is losing its ability to understand the problems facing middle America. She tells her party that they need to “understand what has happened economically in these places, for heaven’s sake!”
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ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org