Cadfael wrote:gargantua wrote:If he's not talking about the 34% who represent Trump's support base, I guess I'm just stupid. Or maybe living in Madison my entire life, I don't hear the conversations he's been subjected to. Most of the people I know can't stand Trump, Walker, McConnell, Ryan. And I admit that I hate most of Trump's 34%.
But his essay makes it sound like the whole damn country is a bunch of Trumpers. It's not like anyone still alive invented the Electoral College. Were it not for that, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
He's in North Carolina so his perspective just might be what it sounds like. If I was as immersed in it as he is, I'd probably wonder. And we here probably should wonder if maybe we're a little more insulated than we thought.
Yeah it was the electoral college that got him elected but even around here, my impression is that a whole lot of non-voters now feel validated enough to show how vile they are.
Actually, being in that part of the country probably would make a difference. But I think that the notion that the country has changed is a bit of a fallacy. The racism was always there, hidden below the surface. Now it's more open and we can't kid ourselves anymore. I was naive, I have to admit.