We live in the world of work. But whether we hold onto our jobs or not, that world is being taken from us; taken by the blind forces of over-population, science, and arithmetic.
It's very likely that both the laissez-faire ideas of Republicans and the New Deal ideas of Democrats are obsolete remnants of the Industrial Age and headed for the scrap heap.
Democrats may think their best line is to remind voters that at least they're not crazy; but it will take more than that. In the end, the fight has to be taken to the right; progressives have to remind the country of the truth.