I knew it was going to be close, but I didn’t imagine a win for Trump. And now we’re here. I’ve gotta get shit done today with three hours of sleep. I’m not quite sure how that’s going to happen.
I’ll keep adding to this post all day, as I come across smart articles.
59 million people voted for Donald Trump. We can’t write them off as hicks, stupid, insane, bottom feeders, racists, and meth-heads. Well, we did. And that’s the problem. 59 million Americans are pissed off as hell. They don’t like Obamacare and THEY ARE USING OBAMACARE. They didn’t like the cop-bashing from the Black Lives Matter movement, BECAUSE THEY ARE COPS. They don’t like people running around in $90 yoga pants or ordering quinoa bowls from Whole Foods. It’s cultural, it’s political, it’s economics.
59 million people felt denigrated and chose to burn it all down.
What’s going to happen? Well, Trump is going to be slowed down by Washington politics. The bureaucracy and our complicated system of gov’t is going to slow him down, just like it slows down every president. Even with a Republican congress, he’s not going to really be able to build his wall with the nice door.
How much did the third parties screw things up?
Our concerns are not the concerns of half the country. Here, I’m taking Jonah around to look at colleges – colleges that have the price tag of a full year’s income for many families, and other families aren’t getting in the door. Their kids aren’t applying to ten different state schools. Because their public education system haven’t prepared their kids for those opportunities. Their kids are going from high school to a job at Best Buy. They don’t have a game plan for their kids.
And, as I said a couple of days ago, Hillary was a bad candidate. She was. She was deeply unpopular with lots of people because of her privilege and arrogance. And she was blind to her flaws. She was emblematic of a world that has cruelly marginalized them and their neighbors. She never was able to reach beyond her base, while still not quite mobilizing her base. 13% of black men voted for Trump.
What’s going to happen to Paul Ryan?
Income doesn’t explain the difference between the Trump and Hillary voters. It’s college education. That’s huge.
[Too tired to write all at once. This is going to come out paragraph by paragraph all day.]