Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri appeared on psychologist Jordan Peterson's podcast on Thursday to discuss how the Democrat party has become overrun by upper class, college educated elites who "buy into all the leftist stuff," as well as to slam woke monopolies.
"The Democrat party today is increasingly the party of the extremely well educated and the upper class in this country," Hawley said. "I mean, this is just a fact. You can just go look at the exit polls and you see increasingly the base of that party are folks who have at least four-year degrees or advanced degrees."
Hawley continued and noted how the Democrat base are "folks who make above working class wages, upper class and really upper middle class" Americans.
In Time's 2020 piece "How Joe Biden Built a Different Democratic Coalition," that coalition has a core of "white college-educated voters," and in 2022 Axios wrote in "The Democratic electorate's seismic shift" that "Democrats are becoming the party of upscale voters."
"That is the base now of the Democrat Party," Hawley told Peterson, noting it's an "increasingly narrow segment of American society" who "tend to buy into all of the leftist stuff about how systemically unjust America is."
"What you have is the vast swath of the American public that says that's not true and particularly working people say no, no, no, no, that is not true," Hawley added and then said that those same people want to protect things like family, community, and religions institutions like attending church or synagogue.
Hawley added that the destruction of those institutions by the left is a destruction of opportunity, just as it's a destruction of economic opportunity to keep shipping jobs overseas.
"My own view is that the Republican Party, particularly in the last 20 years, has been too in thrall to big business," Hawley said. "You know, big business is in many ways an increasingly maligned force in America. Listen, I'm, I'm a free market guy. I'm a capitalist, I believe in robust competition, but I don't really believe in monopoly."
"In fact, I don't believe in monopoly at all," Hawley added.
In the past 20 years, the exclusive control and possession of how a good, service, or commodity has become the providence to an increasingly small collection of monopolies, as forbes has noted.
The groups often parrot sophisms about "free market capitalism" or "private property" while existing in radically vertically integrated arena that render those words hollow.
"I believe increasingly many of these businesses in the United States, huge multinational corporations, they have monopoly status, they're also woke and so they're pushing an agenda of economic control and an agenda of social control at the same time," Hawley said.
"Republicans I think need to go out and say no to both of those things," he added.
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