In the video below and in his analysis here.
Pat Buchanan, whatever the faults of his Paleoconservatism and no doubt you can find plenty of them, “gets it” in a way that most left-wing people do not. Buchanan understands perfectly well the catastrophe of globalisation and neoliberalism. But he also understands, more or less, the disaster of extreme cultural Postmodernist leftism and its bastard offshoots.
I hate to break it to people on the left, and it may be a terrible truth to face, but he’s essentially right on certain core issues here.
What does America’s mainstream left have to offer white middle class and white working class people? Answer: toxic neoliberalism, mass unemployment, stagnant real wages, extreme political correctness, poisonous identity politics, and hysterical regressive left insanity that demonises white people – especially white heterosexual men – as the most evil people in history.
Are you really surprised that many of them are voting for Trump? And, umm, take a look at Trump’s rhetoric here and here. He wants to turn the Republican party into a “workers’ party”? Really?
The trouble is that Trump – while he certainly rejects core aspects of neoliberalism and cultural leftism – still has certain terrible neoliberal economic ideas (e.g., deregulation), and he is a wildcard.
As I have said many times (as for example here), the left could probably win over considerable numbers of angry people voting for Trump and triumph once again in politics, if only it reformed itself.
It just needs to (1) ditch regressive cultural leftism, (2) have a sensible immigration policy, (3) go big on economic issues like providing full employment and the disaster of neoliberalism, and (4) stop the bizarre, vicious hostility to white people.
I strongly doubt there is really much mass support amongst left-wing voters for regressive left nonsense anyway, certainly given the way many people often just reflexively vote for the left or right because it is a tribal thing. It is the swing voters you have to attract. Maybe Hillary will do that this time, but a victory of more neoliberalism and cultural leftism will produce Republican candidates far worse than Trump in future years.