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Response to potone (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:16 AM

7. +1. And I'd offer that it goes further to the fault of the media not even having intelligent policy

discussion. A lot of those rust belt workers simply don't have a lot of free time to spend reading more than a handful of articles beyond the headlines.

I don't think they're necessarily racist and sexist (as a smaller percentage of his base clearly is), those issues are simply not at the top of their survival-oriented concerns. They might even feel that there's excessive snowflakeness about political correctness because they themselves are not ill-intentioned toward those demographics. The point is that jobs are important, and trump gave the impression that he was going to create jobs, period. All reports suggest that most of these people only half-listened to the racist, sexist stuff he said because they see him as a lot of self-puffing hot air, so they didn't personally appreciate the gravity of the risk he poses, because they think he's a clown who's a good businessman.

His voters were a lot more heterogeneous than we give them credit for being.

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