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Archive of posts published in the tag: The Great Revolt

Trump ‘Splaining

But beneath these divisions and changes noted by Zito and Todd was a greater difference about their relation to the state. Few voters get into the weeds of political philosophy when they vote, and Trump certainly wasted no time on it, but the voters sensed that constitutional rights were being whittled away by a state that pretended to know what was better for them. The basic civic culture that had survived cycles of progressivism was eroding. Differences of opinion became hate speech; due process was sacrificed to social justice.

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The Modern Demagogue

  The ‘arc of history’ like ‘the will of the people’ is far from an objective concept or defined by rational debate.  It is what the charismatic leader or the demagogue says it is.

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The Paradigmatic Liberal

“In his conceit that historical progress is assured and irreversible, and that challenges to such progress are reducible to irrational prejudice, Obama is a paradigmatic liberal. “

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A Platform of Contempt

You do not have to outrun the tiger; you only need to outrun the other campers.  Voters can acknowledge Trump’s imperfections while still preferring his results to the political correctness, campus illiberalism, outrage, whining intolerance, contempt, and swamp mentality of the left.  As long as they blame others for Trump’s victory they will remain stuck on stupid.

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Layers of New Trump Voters

Most of the people she interviews voted for Obama twice and then switched to Trump. Often by wide margins. In Lee County, Iowa Obama won with a 16 point margin in 2012. Trump won with the same margin in 2016.

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The Other Educated

The critical difference was not their college degree, but whether they hung out mostly with other college educated. This suggest peer pressure had a greater effect on urban college educated potential Trump voters. It also suggests that many Trump voters may have been embarrassed to give their true opinions to fellow workers or pollsters.

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Gun Girls

Guns were considered more important to female empowerment than vagina suits.

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