"Whites without a college degree — men and women — made up a third of the 2016 electorate. Trump won them by 39 percentage points, according to exit polls, far surpassing 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney's 25 percent margin. They were the foundation of his victories across the Rust Belt, including a blowout win in Ohio and stunning upsets in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
In polling, these voters have expressed deep racial and cultural anxieties. In exit polls they were more likely than the country as a whole to say that illegal immigrants should be deported. But those polls also suggested economic concerns and hostility toward leaders in Washington were much more important factors driving them to Trump.
Half of these voters said the economy was the most important issue in their vote, compared to 14 percent for immigration. A majority said international trade takes away American jobs. Three-quarters said the economy is “not good” or “poor” and nearly 8 in 10 said their personal financial situation was the same or worse than it was four years ago. Two-thirds said they preferred Trump to handle the economy instead of Democrat Hillary Clinton, compared with less than half of the electorate overall." Washpost
Tyler – My hat is 0ff to you! Chapeau!
I made a logical guess about the outcome but it was merely logical. I have long been an advocate of belief in the effect of the demonic or lyrical, if you prefer, elements in the human soul. Nietzsche has been among my guides to humanity. I have always opposed the number cruncher approach to analysis. I missed this one by not following my instincts.
I have thought since 2012 that there was a large White vote missing in that election. That was correct. IMO it is impossible to overestimate the resentment of the masses of White people toward the Borgist establishment who scorn them and their values so much. I wonder how long it will take for the Democrats to start beating the multi-culti changing demography drum again.
First rule here today – NO NAME CALLING!
- Destroy Obama's array of Executive Orders
- Appoint a SCOTUS Justice
- Make nice with Russia and China
- Build a more impenetrable system of border barriers
- Back away from regime change in Syria
- Re-negotiate all trade deals.
- Remove barriers to energy production
- Start rounding up illegals who are actual felons.
- Cause members of the NATO alliance (and other alliances) to meet their commitments for defense expenditures.
Trump's visible cabinet choices:
Gingrich at State
Flynn at Defense
Giuliani as AG