Democratic operative Steve Rosenthal argues that America is becoming more liberal. Do you think he is right?
He cites the opinion shifts on “marriage equality,” immigration reform, the legalization of marijuana, and distrust of big business. I would say that such issues may suggest that America is becoming more libertarian. But that’s hardly the same as old-school liberalism, much less being authentically “left wing.”
I don’t see much revolutionary populism, distrust of capitalism, or calls for state ownership among the masses today.
The left is excited about the prospects for “income inequality” as a political issue, but I predict that cause goes nowhere.
But maybe I’m wrong. Let’s see.