I've come to the conclusion that the Republican Party, sensing that demographics were not just limiting their future growth but curtailing their representation within the country, set forth to establish themselves as the ruling minority. After all, if your ideas aren't compelling to a majority of the population you'd best figure out a way to control things as a minority. Fundamentally, they've been working for controlling minority status since '64: "We'll make room for your racism so long as you make room for our tax cuts."
The fundamental modern issue, as I have come to see it, is that globalism/neoliberalism has been perceived as shitty for the bulk of the population worldwide. The globalists/neoliberals have responded to this criticism with "well actually when you account for the political and environmental limits of the-" and the populists have cut them off with "BLAME THE AUSLANDERS." "Blame the auslanders" is a much easier argument to make because it's where people naturally want to go while "trust us, it could be much worse" is a platitude, not an argument.
Bernie Sanders' argument was basically "eat the rich" which is a tried-and-true political slogan with wide appeal. The Democrats, however, act as if the New World Order can come at the cost of the home fires.
Until the Democrats figure out how to make poor people excited to vote for them, they'll constantly face challenges from the "god guns great again" sloganeering of the right.
This is $120m mocking $45m in the name of Joe Six Pack.