Biden said in the interview that Democrats have been losing support among blue-collar white guys who are worried about the economy and changes in the country’s culture and population. Then, though, the president appeared to downplay worries about the economy. He told those white male traditional blue-collar voters that he and his party needed to make absolutely certain that they were “treating them with the utmost respect.” After that, he said:
“The truth is that we’ll soon be a minority-white European nation. My coworkers don’t always say enough in order to make it clear that they don’t want to change how we do things.”
What the heck? It’s no secret that Democrats are having a hard time getting support from a wide range of groups, not just blue-collar white men. This is especially true for black and Hispanic Americans. Compared to 2016, Donald Trump received 12 percent of the black vote in 2020, an increase of four points. A July study by Reuters and Ipsos found that 18% of black people would vote for Trump. They also realize that Democrats never seem to keep the promises they make every four years. Things don’t look much better for Democrats when it comes to Hispanic voters. In the midterm elections of 2018, 72% of Hispanic voters chose Democrats and 25% chose Republicans. In 2022, 60% of people voted for Democrats and 39% for Republicans. The Democrats seem to have bet that Hispanics will only care about one issue, and that issue will be immigration. That’s not true. Maria Montero is one of several Hispanic People running for the GOP House in 2024. What does she say?
“I might not look like the average Republican. But a lot of people in our neighborhood share Republican beliefs. This means that when I go door-to-door and talk to people, they are discussing the economy, which is not a race or party problem. It only makes sense.”
That being said, what does Joe Biden mean? It’s been a joke for a long time for Democrats about the Republican “replacement theory.” The idea is that by bringing in a lot of new immigrants on purpose, Democrats can get back the votes of minority voters who are leaving the party and swap them with freshly arrived voters who will always support them and never hesitate to vote for them. But it is a big risk for Democrats to let Joe Biden blast the lid off the ongoing disaster at the border, and the consequences could certainly come back to haunt them in 2024. In a study by Real Clear Politics, only 33.6% of Americans say Biden has been doing a good job with immigration.