Thursday, 3 November 2016

What I learned after 100,000 miles on the road talking to Trump supporters

quote [ Donald Trump’s message resonates in the most forgotten corners of the US, because viewed from these places, America no longer seems a great country. ]

More American politics, sorry everyone. This seemed like an article which wasn't making apologies for the racism, cultural xenophobia, etc, that's driving Donald's support, but at the same time those fears don't come out of nowhere, and it's important to understand those stories.
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sanepride said @ 3:06pm GMT on 3rd November
Yep. For a lengthy but informative explanation of exactly why these people are supporting Trump (more specifically, how the Democrats lost them), see The New Yorker article I posted a few days ago.
Also, Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance seems to be among the most cited references among those analyzing the socioeconomic malaise of the WWC (Haven't had a chance to read it yet myself). Interesting interview with Vance here.


sanepride said @ 3:32pm GMT on 3rd November
Yep. For a lengthy but informative explanation of exactly why these people are supporting Trump (more specifically, how the Democrats lost them), see The New Yorker article I posted a few days ago.
Also, Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance seems to be among the most cited references among those analyzing the socioeconomic malaise of the WWC (Haven't had a chance to read it yet myself). Interesting interview with Vance here

If Hillary and her team are really smart, and she manages to win, first thing she should do is go on a kind of 'reconciliation tour', go to these places in the rust belt and the deep south and talk to these folks, try to connect with them a bit. Not a very Hillary thing to do, but it would be at least some small amelioration.



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sanepride said @ 3:06pm GMT on 3rd November [Score:1 Underrated]
Yep. For a lengthy but informative explanation of exactly why these people are supporting Trump (more specifically, how the Democrats lost them), see The New Yorker article I posted a few days ago.
Also, Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance seems to be among the most cited references among those analyzing the socioeconomic malaise of the WWC (Haven't had a chance to read it yet myself). Interesting interview with Vance here

If Hillary and her team are really smart, and she manages to win, first thing she should do is go on a kind of 'reconciliation tour', go to these places in the rust belt and the deep south and talk to these folks, try to connect with them a bit. Not a very Hillary thing to do, but it would be at least some small amelioration.




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