I agree that this “lip service” you describe is symptomatic of the establishment Democrats who arrogantly, and perhaps reasonably, assume that minority voters will continue to support their candidates. Consequently, they dedicate their resources and efforts towards the more challenging voting demographics which, based on their new slogan, likely will include the working class voters in the Rust Belt who have largely abandoned them.
This past election, we witnessed a significant erosion of minority support for the Democratic candidate, recorded by a lack of enthusiasm and lower turnout compared with the 2008 and 2012 elections, that influenced the election results in battleground and formerly reliable blue states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan. Nevertheless, as you have observed, the attitudes of the establishment Democrats and in, my opinion, the left in general, are dismissive of the post-election realities and instead, remain preoccupied with assigning blame for the election loss on preposterous claims of sexism and Russian interference.
As I am a conservative that leans libertarian, we are ideologically opposed, but we share a common bedrock principle of reining in the ruling class of elites and corporate oligarchs that continue to place their own interests before the people they were elected to represent. I also suspect that we each recognized that Hillary Clinton represented the greatest threat to both our shared and divergent interests, and that unless there are significant shifts in Democratic leadership and policies , we can expect another clone of Hillary in 2020.
Working class voters, many of whom voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, re-exerted their prominence in the electoral food chain this past election by abandoning the Democratic Party, who they believed had ignored their interests in favor of Globalist pursuits. By doing so, they also transformed the Republican Party, who now understand that they must demonstrate progress to enact the Populist reforms that were promised during the campaign if they expect to retain their support in 2020.
I believe that minority voters, as a bloc of the electorate, will possess great political power in 2020 and beyond. However, to wield this power to their advantage, they will need to disrupt the preconceived hierarchical order that limits their influence within the structure of the Democratic party. My recommendation would be for minority political activists and their caucuses to engage with President Trump’s administration to send a message to the left that the game has changed. I’m confident that if this were to occur, both political parties would shift their priorities to securing the minority vote in 2020.
Hey, What do they have to lose?