“Two forces convulsing American politics found each other at President Trump’s rally in North Carolina this week: a sense of anxiety among white voters about their standing in a country that is growing more diverse, and a politician intent on stoking those worries.
Surveys show fears among some white people that they are losing status in America, and those holding such views are increasingly aligned with the Republican Party. These voters perceive anti-white discrimination. A growing share say the nation risks losing its identity because of openness to foreigners. And many are concerned about what it will mean when non-Hispanic whites lose majority status, as demographic projections suggest will happen around 2045.
A large if not majority share of white voters, and a majority of Republicans, say this change will threaten American customs and values — a prospect that they say makes them anxious, even angry. …”
Is Blompf stoking White grievances? Absolutely.
The GOP sees White grievances over immigration and changing demographics as a political resource to be exploited to push their foreign policy and economic agenda. They don’t really intend to do anything substantial to address those grievances. It’s more like they want to exploit a drowning man for as long as they can get away with it to get more tax cuts and things for Israel. These people look at the electorate, size it up and are good at figuring out which buttons to push to enrich themselves.
Congratulations to Bibi @Netanyahu on becoming the longest serving PM in the history of Israel. Under your leadership, Israel has become a technology powerhouse and a world class economy….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2019
….Most importantly you have led Israel with a commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and equal opportunity that both our nations cherish and share!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2019
Trump just referred to Israel as "our country." The Republicans who pretended to be extremely mad about Ilhan Omar's "dual loyalty" remark must be up in arms about this, right? pic.twitter.com/z0ikhBvAai— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2019
If you are happy getting used by Sheldon Adelson to advance the MIGA agenda, you will probably vote for Trump in 2020. Every other word that comes out of his mouth these days is about Israel.