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Sat Dec 3, 2016, 05:00 PM

In all the postmortem analysis that I have read here, [View all]

and in the corporate media, I have not seen as yet any analysis aimed at asking why more people voted for Hillary Clinton.

I have seen a lot about the role of racism, and sexism, and Islamophobia, and other factors that attempt to explain why people voted for Trump, but so far nothing about why a majority of voters actually voted for Clinton.

SO in all of the analysis of "what went wrong", and "how can we appeal to this (insert appropriate bloc of voters here) group", and the "if only we had a better candidate" posts, there is nothing really focusing on the fact that most voters actually voted for Clinton. And not stressing this fact makes it easier for the GOP to talk about a mandate, and much easier for the corporate media to treat this as a mandate for a GOP program of dismantling government programs that benefit the bottom 90%.

SO as we talk about going forward, and planning for 2018, and crafting a better message, remember that media outreach must be a big part of this talk. If the media had spent a fraction of the time analyzing Trump's proposals and the climate of GOP directed voter suppression as they did on emails the result might have been different.

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