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Tue May 21, 2019, 10:12 AM

20. This stuff would be more believable if Trump's trade war was bringing jobs back

But it isn't. The fact these people are willing to accept "short-term pain" purely on Trump's word that things will get better eventually tells you all you need to know about them. These are the same people who gladly accept the "short term pain" of GOP tax cuts for the rich, suffer bitterly under the ensuing government cuts, and then years later credit the GOP policies as the real reason for the economic prosperity under subsequent Democratic administrations.

We need to stop kidding ourselves. Every election cycle we go through this same agonizing reflection over these blue collar whites whose "economic anxiety" the GOP is somehow addressing. These people don't want competent economic leadership. They just want to hear "Fuck the Mexicans, fuck the Chinks, fuck the foreigners, fuck the gays, fuck the blacks." That's how they want their "economic anxiety" spoken to and addressed.

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