In “Donald Trump’s Alt-Reality,” Thomas Edsall mentions in passing this morning that …
“Since Nov. 7, 2007, according to Porter, Hispanics have gained nearly 5 million jobs, African-Americans and Asian-Americans have each gained over 2 million jobs, but whites have lost nearly 1 million jobs. Those job losses were heavily concentrated in those Rust Belt and, relatively speaking, more rural states where Trump racked up his Electoral College win.
The credibility of the Democratic Party generally among Trump voters is at an all-time low, as Democratic candidates discovered on Nov. 8.
This Democratic vulnerability was explored in depth by Katherine Cramer, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin, in a book on voters in that state, “The Politics of Resentment,” which came out in March. …”
Wow. Just wow. What an ugly thing to say.
Are you saying that could have had something to do with Hillary’s devastating defeat at the hands of the White working class in the Rust Belt? Is that why her campaign message “I’m a woman, vote for me because Trump is a sexist, and if you don’t, you’re a deplorable bigot” failed to resonate in rural areas? Is that why Lena Dunham’s “Sensual Pantsuit” video was so ineffective in winning over swing voters in Appalachian Ohio? Are you suggesting key parts of Pennsylvania couldn’t relate to Hillary Boy?
I can’t even believe I am reading this. It is 2016. We’re beyond stuff like jobs in rural, working class White America. You were supposed to be my Blue Wall and it’s like I don’t even know you anymore!
Note: Don’t read the fake news. Hillary doesn’t need Ohio because it isn’t even a bellwether anymore.