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Democrat Senator Admits His Party Needs Americans Divided If They Want To Win
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 6: Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks about Republicans abandoning the bipartisan border deal during the Senate Democrats' press conference in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
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Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) admitted in a recent social media post that the Democratic Party could not rely on policies and programs alone if they wanted to win elections — and then suggested that promoting class warfare would help their cause.

Murphy made the comments in a Tuesday post to X, citing a recent study that showed most Democrats were not tailoring their campaigns to make them about disparities in wealth.

“A new study showing that 4 out of 5 Democratic candidates don’t talk about billionaire and corporate power,” Murphy complained.

The study highlighted the fact that Democrats have been losing support among the working class since 2012, and Murphy outright suggested that class warfare was the best way to get working class voters back into the Democrat Party fold.

“Democrats cannot win if we just talk about programs,” he continued. “We need to tell a story — about how the concentration and [sic] wealth & power is ruining America.”

Critics were quick to point out that Murphy appeared to have let the mask slip, admitting that Democrat policies and programs were not winning over the American voters — and that keeping the people divided, pitting average Americans against the wealthy and corporations, was the only way that they could hope to win.

“It’s Marxism 101. Create an oppressor class, create an oppressed class, and pit them against each other. Democrats have been doing a very good job of it, but Murphy wants even more,” one social media user responded.

“In other words, Democrats need to appeal to people’s resentments and class warfare. (And before anyone types ‘what about,’ I don’t like the Republican populist version of that, either),” another posted.


“Here’s Chris Murphy confessing that the only way Democrats can win is through division and class warfare. Thanks, Chris. We already knew that. You disgrace,” Twitchy’s Grateful Calvin (@shoveitjack) added.

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