Individual Entry

People Who Still Have Blogs:

  • Me

Archives

November, 2019
August, 2018
July, 2018
December, 2017
September, 2017
August, 2017
May, 2017
March, 2017
December, 2016
November, 2016
August, 2016
July, 2016
April, 2016
January, 2016
December, 2015
November, 2015
October, 2015
June, 2015
May, 2015
April, 2015
February, 2015
January, 2015
December, 2014
September, 2014
August, 2014
July, 2014
June, 2014
May, 2014
April, 2014
March, 2014
February, 2014
January, 2014
December, 2013
November, 2013
October, 2013
September, 2013
August, 2013
July, 2013
June, 2013
May, 2013
November, 2012
October, 2012
September, 2012
August, 2012
July, 2012
June, 2012
March, 2012
February, 2012
January, 2012
December, 2011
November, 2011
September, 2011
August, 2011
July, 2011
June, 2011
May, 2011
April, 2011
March, 2011
February, 2011
January, 2011
December, 2010
November, 2010
October, 2010
September, 2010
August, 2010
June, 2010
May, 2010
March, 2010
February, 2010
January, 2010
November, 2009
October, 2009
September, 2009
August, 2009
July, 2009
June, 2009
May, 2009
April, 2009
March, 2009
February, 2009
January, 2009
December, 2008
November, 2008
October, 2008
September, 2008
August, 2008
July, 2008
June, 2008
May, 2008
April, 2008
March, 2008
February, 2008
January, 2008
December, 2007
November, 2007
October, 2007
September, 2007
August, 2007
July, 2007
June, 2007
May, 2007
April, 2007
March, 2007
February, 2007
January, 2007
November, 2006
October, 2006
September, 2006
August, 2006
July, 2006
June, 2006
May, 2006
April, 2006
March, 2006
February, 2006
January, 2006
November, 2005
October, 2005
September, 2005
August, 2005
July, 2005
June, 2005
March, 2005
January, 2005
December, 2004
November, 2004
August, 2004
July, 2004
June, 2004
May, 2004
April, 2004
March, 2004
February, 2004
January, 2004
December, 2003
November, 2003
October, 2003
September, 2003
August, 2003
July, 2003
May, 2003
April, 2003
March, 2003
February, 2003
January, 2003
December, 2002

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Valid CSS
No such item exists

3 comments:

The theme that I keep seeing come up over and over is that the media and culture don't respect trump supporters / blue collar workers / rural voters / rural conservatives / religious people, etc. So many people feel disrespected and demeaned.

Two examples of many:

http://www.messykennedy.com/2016/11/09/rural-uneducated-person/

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-voters-react/

I don't think I have ever spoken with a Trump supporter who doesn't bring this up.

When a Trump or a Scott Walker says, "The media think you are stupid! The academics say you don't know anything! The elites look down on you!" it totally resonates with them.

In a twisted way, the more people attacked Trump and his supporters, the more ammunition and power it gave him. "See, look at that...its just what we were talking about."

I saw a video where Obama stood up for a Trump protester at one of his speaking engagements. He did it with such profound respect, and I thought, if this could be how we all treated each-other, it could really cut the legs out from under the demagogues.

Making people look stupid is great for laughs, but would there have been more to gain from presenting those people with a genuine chance to be smart and be sympathetic. Some of the best episodes of "This American Life" do a great job showing the human side of every situation.
by: MIke (contact) - 10 Nov '16 - 21:16
> The academics say you don't know anything

Here is an interesting look at the exit polling reasons Trump supporters gave:

http://electionado.com/canvas/1479173071893

There is a lot of weirdness there.

Most Trump supporters liked Obama.

But most also wanted change.

A majority of them thought the rich should pay their fair share in taxes, yet the *only* coherent economic policy by trump was the exact opposite?

And for "change" they voted straight party ticket more than ever before to *keep* the GOP in power in Congress, despite 6 years of them being in power.

Considering one of the deciding factors in whether you supported trump was education, I kind of think I agree wholeheartedly with them not making a rational decision here.
by: Kyle (contact) - 16 Nov '16 - 15:02
I just read a CNN article from today that interviewed a Trump adviser. Here is a quote:

"Common sense," the former Trump adviser said. "The Republican primary voter will want it. And Washington will immediately tell you, 'You can't do that.' That's the elite class telling you, 'We're smarter than you and you don't know what's good for you.'... Further infuriating the voter, and making the voter more dedicated to Trump."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/politics/donald-trump-common-sense-campaign-strategy-unprecedented-book/index.html

The media and a huge number of liberal advocates played directly into their hands. I think the theory is, that if you can stereotype the trump supporters as stupid, people won't want to be trump supporters, because no one wants to appear stupid. But it just totally backfires. Even if it's not explicitly the desire to humiliate Trump supporters, it is a really huge part of the media / entertainment narrative.
by: Mike (contact) - 18 Nov '16 - 08:39



 




No such item exists Next entry:  On Truth
Previous entry:  Waging Democracy

Frontpage