NY Times: Donald Trump’s Victory Was Built on Stupid White Voters Or Something

When Republicans lose an election, the become introspective  (mostly) to determine what they did wrong and how they can do better. When Democrats lose, most introspection goes out the window in favor of Blamestorming

A Victory Built on a Unique Coalition of White Voters

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And it extended through the suburbs of Cleveland and Minneapolis, of Manchester, N.H., and the sprawl north of Tampa, Fla., where middle-class white voters chose Mr. Trump over Hillary Clinton.

One of the biggest upsets in American political history was built on a coalition of white voters unlike that of any other previous Republican candidate, according to election results and interviews with voters and demographic experts

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Which is obviously a problem for the lily white writers at the NY Times. How dare white people vote in their best interests!!!!

Mr. Trump’s coalition comprised not just staunchly conservative Republicans in the South and West. They were joined by millions of voters in the onetime heartlands of 20th-century liberal populism — the Upper and Lower Midwest — where white Americans without a college degree voted decisively to reject the more diverse, educated and cosmopolitan Democratic Party of the 21st century, making Republicans the country’s dominant political party at every level of government.

In other words, they’re calling them all stupid. You can feel the sneering condescension, can you not?

But Mr. Trump also won over millions of voters who had once flocked to President Obama’s promise of hope and change, and who on Tuesday saw in Mr. Trump their best chance to dampen the most painful blows of globalization and trade, to fight special interests, and to be heard and protected. Twelve percent of Mr. Trump’s supporters approved of Mr. Obama, according to the exit polls.

Those people saw no hope and change. Obama’s America is one of stagnation, low wage jobs, division at all levels, a government that attacks it’s citizens while hooking up Iran, etc and so forth. Back in February, Peggy Noonan wrote about the Protected vs The Unprotected

But I keep thinking of how Donald Trump got to be the very likely Republican nominee. There are many answers and reasons, but my thoughts keep revolving around the idea of protection. It is a theme that has been something of a preoccupation in this space over the years, but I think I am seeing it now grow into an overall political dynamic throughout the West.

There are the protected and the unprotected. The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully.

The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful—those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point, they are protected from the world they have created. Again, they make public policy and have for some time.

Go back and read it again. Seems rather right on the mark. People voting for what they perceive as the guy who will protect them. Why do you think the drain the swamp call resonated with so many?

Of course, the Dems will not accept why they failed. They will simply blamestorm.

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14 Responses to “NY Times: Donald Trump’s Victory Was Built on Stupid White Voters Or Something”

  1. Hank_M says:

    They [the left] still don’t get it and thankfully, it looks like they never will.

  2. Liam Thomas says:

    All one has to do is look at the SEA oF RED in the Rust Belt to understand whats going on.

    Those are DEMOCRATS THAT VOTED FOR OBAMA TWICE……that voted for Trump because they have seen their jobs disappear and they voted for trump because he promised to bring their jobs back.

    The left will do everything they can to prevent that….they do not want jobs they want handouts….more people collecting welfare so they keep voting for democrats.

    The drug of choice by the left is poverty….the more people that lose their jobs the more people that need the help of the government……….

    It was a sea of red in Blue states…..People voting for Obama twice are suddenly now racists for voting for Trump………

    Your right they dont get it….and never will as the communist MSM continues to lie to them daily about whats really going on in America.

  3. Liam Thomas says:

    Even more bizarre is that no ones calling Michigan and Arizona despite a Trump win….the MSM just cant seem to bring themselves to own the fact that HRC and the leftist agenda was STOMPED.

    I mean really….The house is GOP….The Senate is GOP….one independent Manchin says he wants to caucus with the GOP now in the Senate and a RED MAP of voters that voted for Obama twice gave the White house to the GOP….

    and yet….the MSM cant call Michigan and Arizona to give trump over 300 electoral votes….which I guess in their minds rubber stamps a rejection of Obama’s policies as not working.

    And to deal with this suddenly all those Obama supporters are now racists……lord.

  4. JuanC says:

    Can the author of this article answer this question: How do you fix stupid?

  5. JuanC says:

    I will be the first one putting up money in predicting that Trump will have zero success in creating, or bringing back, manufacturing jobs to our country.

  6. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Your money is safe JuanC. For the most part manufacturing is no longer a first world industry so manufacturing jobs are no longer a first world means of production.

  7. Liam Thomas says:

    Your money is safe JuanC. For the most part manufacturing is no longer a first world industry so manufacturing jobs are no longer a first world means of production.

    Im concerned with this statement Hoagie….if hes not bringing back manufacturing jobs to the USA then what did he promise the rust belt? Nothing?

  8. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    AS I said Liam: “For the most part”. Not all manufacturing jobs will go but the human cost in wages, benefits and regulations have become too high in the US. The unions have priced themselves out of the market with wages and bene’s and the government has regulated everything to death. The only companies that can afford to manufacture here any more either have huge government contracts or huge government grants or huge government subsidies. I have several friends in manufacturing and they all have said their time is past. One guy who manufactures windows and doors moved to Mexico. Others have said the company will end with them. I’m not in manufacturing so I’m just repeating what a few guys who are have told me and my observations as a businessman of what is going on.

    As for Trump or any other President bringing back or creating jobs that’s just silly. It’s a no brainer when the dumbass leftists say it so it’s ridiculous for a Republican. Presidents don’t create jobs. Except government jobs.

  9. Jeffery says:

    People voting for Obama twice are suddenly now racists for voting for Trump………

    Is there any evidence that a great number of Obama 2012 voters voted for Trump. Certainly the total votes between 2012 and 2016 prove it wasn’t necessary for ANY Obama voters to vote for Trump.

    Romney got more votes in 2012 than did Trump in 2016. The pundit class penchant for spinning yarns is misleading us all again. There was no groundswell for Trump, it’s just that Dems could not be bothered to vote this time. They may have thought that Trump couldn’t win, they may have been tired of Clinton after all these decades.

    In millions:

    2008: Obama 69.5, McCain 60
    2012: Obama 66, Romney 61
    2016: Clinton 59.5, Trump 59.5

    The media narrative that an eruption of angry whites overwhelmed Clinton doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Dem voters stayed home, most traditional Repubs voted, some stayed away, and some alt-net morons also showed up. There is no new coalition – just two lousy candidates.

    Teach typed:

    In other words, they’re calling them all stupid.

    Why not just use the author’s words. Because they didn’t say “stupid”?

  10. drowningpuppies says:

    Comment by Jeffery
    2016-02-27 12:59:49

    As a liberal, I prefer The Donald to be the Republican nominee, which will assure the Dems of victory, and probably drag a Senator or two with her the next President.

    Thanks again, Nostradumbass!

  11. Jeffery says:

    I’m flattered that you cretins hang on my every sentence!

  12. drowningpuppies says:

    It’s kinda fun to show what a shallow dumbass you were and are, little guy, especially since retard john hasn’t been around since Tuesday and he probably can’t type on account of his straitjacket and all.

    By the way, why did you lie about serving in the Army?

  13. Jl says:

    John is busy collecting new Dem talking points that’ll be laughed at and shot down the minute they get here. As usual. His biggest disappointment-once Trump is president he won’t be able to say “but Teach the Navy (Airforce, Marines, Army) believes in climate change…..”

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