It's almost axiomatic that if you can identify a minority group then the left will promote itself as the champion of that group.
Gay? Democrat/Labor/Labour Party. Black? Democrat/Labor/Labour. Female? Democrat/Labor/Labour. Hispanic? Democrat/Labor/Labour etc etc.
Equally, it's almost axiomatic that there are very few minority groups that one associates with the right.
In the US it might be evangelical Christians, though it should be remembered that they voted overwhelmingly for Jimmy Carter.
You've probably not given it much thought so you simply accept that it's just the way of things that the left's philosophy is about helping minority groups.
And you'd be wrong.
Here's a key insight for you from Uncle Jack that will help you understand the left.
The left's goal is big government, even to the point of a socialised economy.
The support of minority groups is a requirement in order for the left to get elected and then enact its economic agenda.
How many people think the left would win an election if they campaigned on their real economic agenda?
Why did Barack Obama pose as a centrist throughout the election cycle? He even said that he wouldn't raise taxes on anyone who earned under $200,000. Unbelievably, people bought it hook, line and sinker.
In Australia, Kevin Rudd ran as an 'economic conservative' yet has just announced a $27 billion dollar deficit, which is, apparently, good news because he thought it would be $32 billion.
Once in office these people's true colours are revealed. They don't govern as they campaigned.
They can't campaign as big government, big spenders because they can't win.
Ironically, it's the coalition of minority groups that makes up the core of their support who are most hurt once the left's fiscal policies are implemented.