Nov 14, 201603:58 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Trump mugged the smug, part #1
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“The only slur you can use at a dinner party and get away with is to call somebody a redneck.” — attributed to Charles Murray in the New Yorker.
Yes, the nation’s economic malaise may have helped Donald Trump. All those downsized blue-collar workers, the endangered coal miners of Ohio and Pennsylvania, and other forgottens confounded the pundits and pollsters. Take that, experts!
But the economy, stupid, is only half the story.
It doesn’t explain the legal counsel to a former governor, the retired judge, the successful dairy farmer, the prominent real estate developer — all of my acquaintance — who went Trump from the get-go.
Sweet meteor of death strikes after all. Headline translates, “The end of the world.” Or the meteor that seeds new life on earth?
No, something else was at work here and it united incomes high and low, advance degreed or barely diploma’d. The shock of president-elect Trump is a Mennen Skin Bracer slap in the face of all those sententious, finger-wagging, hectoring know-it-alls on the campuses, in the editorial rooms, and in the West Wing who mock them for clinging to their guns and their religion.
Call if the Revenge of the Deplorables, fed up with liberal lecturing and condescension. Called a racist once too often for blaming criminals, not the police, for young black men killing other young black men. Tired of being labeled intolerant for questioning men in women’s locker rooms, defying the food police who tell them what they may consume.
The knuckle draggers bang their clubs when Obama calls domestic Islamic terrorism “workplace violence.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, America told the liberal-progressive-socialist elite: Tell me one more time I didn’t make that.
It’s the culture, Mrs. Clinton.
What’s the matter with Democrats?
“There is a smug style in American liberalism,” a guy named Emmett Rensin wrote in April 2016.
It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence … but by the failure of half the country to know what’s good for them. …
The whole “What’s the matter with Kansas” thing. Experts. Same guys who drew up Obamacare, the gift that keeps on tanking.