@Background Pony #9EB2
But that depends on a degree of coordination not normally in evidence among protest voters. You need the ability to send a collective message, that "you lost because of X, but if you give us what we want you will win," and the ability to enforce that guarantee. If the Dems go all-in on the environment and lose anyway, either because the Green voters found some other excuse or there simply aren't enough of them, they have no reason not to say "screw it" and go after the white working class instead. In the meantime, of course, their opponents are winning and going all Looten Plunder.
On the other hand, if you can say "you won
because of X, and if you don't give us what we want you will lose
", you have the people in power
by the balls. Look at evangelicals. Mostly rock-solid (R) voters, but that "mostly" makes all the difference in the world. They are a credible threat to make or break a Republican politician's fortunes, and for that reason they get what they want. (Justice Barrett says hi.)