In a now famous book of the same title; “The Ugly American” is back in vogue.
This time it’s not 1960’s Vietnam War era version of imperialist Americans; that reek of arrogance — and that thoughtlessly plunder foreign cultures and countries and/or WAR on them. This time, 2 generations later, it’s a racist, misogynistic, privileged, nazi-minded, massive group of white nationalists — that are plundering all other Americans.
Oh, and the Russians.
This is utter nonsense of course, laughable theatre really, and is fact, an impossible narrative. How can the same Republicans that voted for Barack Obama, and with whom he is still popular, be RACIST because they also voted for Trump! In fact, Trump could not have won — mathematically — without millions of votes from this demo. I’ve met some racists, and believe me, they did not vote for Obama — twice.
These are the color blind whites, the Obama block, both uneducated, and to a lesser degree, the educated — who swung because they are socially liberal but fiscally conservative, non affiliated independents. Clinton offered them nothing, and she offered the Progressives, less than nothing. Except insults, her campaign insulted everybody they encountered, one by one, and when they were still ahead with that strategy, Hillary herself, decided to insult more than half the country referring to them as “Intolerable’s”.
She must have been drunk to say that.
Both these very different groups coalesced, invisibly, into the “swing” voters, who collectively — by definition — won it for Trump. We know Trump captured them because he carried 30 out 50 states, with a 306 electoral vote total. TDS suffers are in denial about this, blaming Russian interference, but that premise is preposterous.
This group of Trump voters came together without aid from a massive paid advertising campaign because The Clinton campaign OUTSPENT Trump by hundreds of millions of dollars. Clinton HAD a huge ground game, Trump did not organize one and neither did the Republican Party — on his behalf. But, his electorate formed anyway, without structure, in stealth mode. This was not some fringe band of 25 rag tag Nazi’s, marching through Skokie Illinois every year, while people jeered them. The funny thing is, this stealthy but huge and quiet Trump electorate juggernaut/majority — is still not making noise.
Before “Walkaway” there was a type of camouflage, I call Trump o flage, where ordinary Americans, that support Trump silently, actually hid this from their family, friends, and pollsters — that they knew, suspected or sensed, they were suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
This group only has to be 5% of the electorate to fuck everything up prediction wise.
And this resilient group is provably holding it’s own, even though this is only obvious on election days.
Otherwise, a crooked media, and biased TY news sources, all smother or blatantly ignore, the sheer size of this group, which mathematically must be considerably bigger than the group that identifies just as Republicans — AND — 9 out 10 of those identifying as Republicans today, also ADMIT supporting Trump. Twenty-four percent (24%) of African Americans now support Trump. Imagine what happens the first time they vote in mass.
Are these people fools for being tired of waiting in line inside the Democratic Party behind the corporate donors, and the war machine complex; waiting for decades and decades, waiting for the Democratic Party to address the inner cities where education, crime, and opportunity are tragically entwined with the Party and it’s monopoly on power?
Are they “Ugly Americans” for wanting Congress to address the immigration problem, but cannot voice that opinion in their personal environment — without being judged?
Are they racists — for wanting the U.S. military OUT of the endless foreign war entanglements which now number 6 or 7 “Bad” ones, and 2 or 4 minor and/or secret ones?
Are they evil or immoral for believing there is a possible benefit in using tariffs to level the trade rules playing field, which even just a few years ago, Democratic Party leaders like Bill Clinton (he still admits this) agreed, was out of balance against the U.S.?
Are they xenophobes for wanting American companies not to be incentivized to shutter their factories, fire their employees and then move their manufacturing and product sourcing to a county with labor rates a fraction of America’s?