From Ross Douthat’s in the NYT:
Why is Elizabeth Warren describing Latinos with a term that few would use themselves?
By Ross Douthat, Opinion Columnist, Nov. 5, 2019
But a lot of Trump-era polling shows the president holding or even expanding his Hispanic support, and it shows Warren, in particular, struggling with Latino voters, both in the primary and the general races.
Which is what you’d expect if, as my colleague Tom Edsall has argued, Hispanics (and African-Americans and Asians) now represent the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, the pocketbook-conscious, somewhat culturally conservative flank. In that case they’re a constituency where a less-bigoted-seeming G.O.P. could make substantial inroads, and where even a figure like Trump, if the economy is strong enough and the Democrat seems sufficiently culturally extreme, can at least win enough minority support to keep himself competitive.
A big question is whether the underlying Democratic strategy I first spelled out in full 6.5 years ago is going to work: Keep the Democrats’ Coalition of the Margins united by ginning up hate for the most non-marginal: cisgender straight white males.
For example, Senator Warren’s “Latinx” fetish is due to the Non-Binary having a lot of Intersectional Pokemon Points under the current dispensation, enough to trump less current year ideas like: Spanish is a major language with an impressive literature, so let’s act like we respect it.
One problem the Democrats have is that since nobody in the mainstream media will come out and explain that the central strategy of the Democrats is to demonize cisgender straight white males in order to unify everybody who is not a a cisgender straight white male (you are just supposed to grasp that from the mood music), a whole bunch of people wind up saying in effect: Well, I’m not a cisgender straight white male, but I am non-trans, not-gay, and white and non-trans, , straight, and male, or non-trans, white and male, or whatever else, and the democrats sure sound like they hate me.