The Wuss Vote

There are two voter demographics we rarely talk about. However, the members of these groups make up a significant minority of the male vote of the main parties. While neither has dispositive influence, because the Dems are run by socialist women and the GOP is run by golf-playing men, they do exert a cultural pull that cannot be denied.

I came to this epiphany by having two separate conversations with two single female pals in their late 20s/early 30s. Both moderate Dems who are turning culturally conservative as they get older. They bemoan the fact that dating choices in their own age group comes down to “either mama’s boys or sociopaths.” They tell me the mama’s boys seem to be Dems and the sociopaths usually are oddish Republicans.

So, as is my wont to reduce complex questions to pop culture clichés, I dub them the wuss vote and the incel vote, respectively of the Dems and the GOP.

The wuss vote belongs to a party where males have been reduced to the station of vassal eunuchs. This factor probably drew them to the Dems in the first place, as wretched women almost automatically draw weak men to their orbit. By wuss I don’t mean effeminate or gay, I mean men who have abrogated natural traditions and rites of passage that formerly and successfully defined the gender for untold generations.

A visual approximation of wussery was the onesie-wearing cocoa drinker in that Obamacare ad. Remember him? They are whining perennial adolescents and thus have no problem letting invasive and controlling government do for them what individuals of strong will should do for themselves in a healthy society. Examples are Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, and the 44th president.

The incel vote (incel being a modern term for men who are “involuntarily celibate”) is made up of somewhat materially accomplished and conservative yet socially awkward tech types who inhabit a particular GOP subset. Their love of tech since pre-teen years has kept them tied to screens and rather bereft of the social graces it takes to navigate adulthood, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Rationalizing their weak clumsy manners and regular failure in relationships with women for vicious female devilry, they cry a pox on the entire gender and internalize their bitterness into a sociopathic loathing for women in general. Their resentment shines through their dealings with females and accordingly continues the cycle that soon leads to incel status. They tend to mistake misanthropy for masculinity.

I have recently worked in the tech industry in DC and I can tell you the truth of it. Decent lads in certain sad ways, I’ve had to teach these manboys how to tie their neckties before business engagements and how not to wear sneakers at an embassy party. Examples of these aging toddlers can be found at any comic book store or conspiracy website. Ironically, they worship “Fight Club.”

There you have it. Two entirely new voter demographics.


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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and has been published in LifeZette. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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