But it is not her theme alone. Regardless of who leads it, professional-class liberalism seems to be forever traveling on a quest for some place of greater righteousness. It is always engaged in a search for some subject of overwhelming, noncontroversial goodness with which it can identify itself, and under whose umbrella of virtue it can put across its self-interested class program.Frank is a bit more reductive that I wold like, but it does a pretty good job of explaining Hillary Clinton's real base.
—Thomas Frank, on Hillary Clinton, and what constitutes her true base.
I would further argue that his description accurately describes the DLC/New Democrat identity politics that have served to decimate the Democratic party and the American working man.
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