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How the deplorables broke Hillary Clinton and the Left’s glass ceiling

by | 9th, November 2016

Big media cheered for Hillary Clinton. Then Donald Trump won. The blinkered, biased and monocular media missed the story. Unable to examine, understand and sympathise with Trump voters, they echoed Hillary’s description of them as “deplorables”. White working class Americans were just another problematic special group in a top-down, divisive, barrier-building, illiberal, condescending narrative guffed out by a coterie of know-alls under whose wings these lesser people – Latinos, blacks, gays, Muslims and women – could be protected, cosseted and above all kept in their place. Hillary wanted to smashed a glass ceiling. She represented an elite that doesn’t allow the great unwashed to see that high.

Every American makes the same pledge of allegiance. There are no caveats for every focus group and – dread word – community? You get one vote each.

Today the Guardian faced the facts. Democracy won the day. Trump – that terrifying and marvellous orange lunk-  will be President Trump:

The polls were wrong. And because we are obsessed with predicting opinions rather than listening to them, we didn’t see it coming.president will be Donald Trump.

Salon notes:

President Trump: A colossal failure for democracy, and our terrifying new reality

No. Still not getting it. Democracy won.

Simon Maloy laments the millions and millions and millions of idiots that failed to, well, agree with him:

…all the democratic institutions that are supposed to prevent something like this from happening, or at least warn us about it. Donald Trump, a candidate who ran an openly racist campaign, who is as proud a misogynist as you’ll find anywhere, who is manifestly ignorant of public policy, who is brusquely authoritarian, who has little respect or understanding of democratic norms, and who embodies every moral failing that’s supposed to disqualify a candidate from higher office, has apparently been elected the next president of the United States.

The markets are collapsing, the globe is reeling, and nobody can quite explain what the hell happened. But here’s what this failure will mean. The climate, which is warming precipitously, is now guaranteed to continue along that trajectory toward global catastrophe.

“Why America failed,” says Think Progress. 

The only comfort anyone can feel tonight is that the human brain lacks the capacity to process true enormity. We will not understand what this election means.

And back in the Guardian:

 

Trump Guardian

 

The above gem is via Brendan O’Neill, who notes:

From the Guardian. The poor lambs of the liberal elite feel hated. Well, now they know how millions of Americans felt for decades when they were written off as dumb, backward, lizard-brained rednecks and cretins and made into the butt of every East Coast comics’ joke and the target of every decent politicians’ sneer. Sow hatred, get hatred.

You laughing yet? How about now?

Clinton Foundation

 

Joel Kotkin:

America is a nation of many economies, but those that produce real, tangible things — food, fiber, energy and manufactured goods — went overwhelmingly for Trump. He won virtually every state from Appalachia to the Rockies, with the exceptions of heavily Hispanic Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, and President Obama’s home base of Illinois.

Some of his biggest margins were in energy states — Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming, North Dakota — where the fracking revolution created a burst of prosperity. . . .

Class has been a bigger factor in this election than in any election since the New Deal era. Trump’s insurgency rode largely on middle- and working-class fears about globalization, immigration and the cultural arrogance of the “progressive” cultural elite. This is something Bill Clinton understands better than his wife.

Trump owes his election to what one writer has called “the leftover people.” These may be “deplorables” to the pundits but their grievances are real – their incomes and their lifespans have been decreasing. They have noticed, as Thomas Frank has written, that the Democrats have gone “from being the party of Decatur to the party of Martha’s Vineyard.”

Many of these voters were once Democrats, and feel they have been betrayed.

The voters were looked down on. You do that for long enough, and the people look elsewhere for some of that change and hope.

Oh, and get this: the new President’s wife, well, she’s an immigrant! Spin your head on that.



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