reincarnatedlama wrote:I won't contradict that being a fair characterization of DT but just say it's sad that even given that characterization he was still a better option than Hillary and still may end up being an improvement over the unethical ideologue who just left office.
And just to note - DT actually got more of the minority vote than previous R POTUS candidates and maybe - just maybe - his popularity with working class white males was because they felt disenfranchised.
A couple points:
1. We are clearly never going to find any common ground in the who is more harmful Trump/Clinton concept, no point in beating a dead horse.
2. Just a pet peeve, but I hate the phrase working class. It carries the same disparaging implication that jobs other than those included in "working class" are somehow less than. Ironically, it provides the same type of disdain that advocates of the working class claim to suffer from "liberal elites."
3. Through much of what I've read/learned/experienced through the aftermath of Trump's victory I feel like I would say his popularity was built as much on anger as disenfranchisement and we have too often mistakenly conflated the two. Is some of that anger valid? Absolutely. People's lives are tough and they feel as though they've not been represented. Is some of that anger rooted in fear/hatred for the other and a misplaced nostalgia of the "good ol' days"? Abso-freaking-lutely.
Ultimately this orange faced buffoon will be judged in the long term for what he has done. So far, not much good. If you wanted to break the system so be it, but I'm still waiting for this "Make America Great Again" to bear any fruit.