So AW...look in your heart of hearts...if you took away the folks who voted for Don because they are racists, does he win? Its just one of those ugly truths, a lot of his base are.Tad bit elitist no? As someone who moved from NY to Pa, your generalizations are This is part of the reason why discussions turn so quickly. This desire to paint all people who voted 1 way as a fascist, racist or whatever demeaning descriptor you like. Then, once the discussion goes nowhere, the person advocating for those descriptors can feign outrage and how the other side just refuses to want to get things done. Rinse/repeat.
I think this is proved out by when Obama came to office, there was a big rise in the libertarian don't tread on me movement. Has Trump done anything to appease the libertarian party? If anything the increase in limitations on immigration, the tariffs, the ballooning deficit should be a call to arms...yet mainly crickets. I can only think a bit of it had to do with Obamas skin color....at least a little.
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Elitist? I hate to say it but I have known well educated people, people from money, with money who were some of the racist SOBs I know. When it comes to Obama, witnessing people tell me,( because I look as caucasian as get out,) why anyone would ever vote for a "N word"?was beyond them. These same people then jumped on Trumps wagon, and I know for a fact many were life long democrats.