#1 The Chattering Class Still Doesn’t Get It about Trump by algernonpj 05.05.2016 11:23

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The Chattering Class Still Doesn’t Get It about Trump
May 5, 2016
Norm Matloff

Now that Donald Trump basically has the Republican nomination sewed up, we are seeing yet another round of statements from the press and Democratic officials along the lines of Trump’s ascendancy being some kind of bizarre, unbelievable accident. We are being told once again — in spite of numerous exit polls to the contrary — that his constituency is only disaffected white men without a college education. And speculation by some that many Bernie supporters will vote for Trump instead of Hillary is met by hoots of laughter, interspersed with objections like “Come on, Trump and Sanders have nothing in common.”

Well, if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination, a lot of his supporters will be loathe to vote for Hillary, and I believe some non-negligible number will indeed choose Trump. And contrary to assumptions by the Chattering Class, a number of minorities will vote for Trump too. Many African-Americans, for instance, are NOT in favor of high levels of immigration, which they believe (backed up by statistics) hurts low-skilled blacks, drains needed money for education of the underclass and so on.

But as I’ve often said, the biggest problem with the Chatterers is their inability to empathize with people who are struggling economically. Many of the Chatterers aren’t making anything near “1 percent” wages, but on the other hand, they haven’t ever felt the terror of facing eviction or being long-term unemployed or underemployed. Just like the old line, “A conservative is a former liberal who has been mugged,” many Trump supporters may be former Democrats who are victims of the financial crash that Democrats like Bill Clinton, Larry Summers and Robert Rubin contributed to. How on Earth could such a person support Hillary Clinton and her lavish speaking fees paid by Wall Street? Think of it. If you think that such people will consider Clinton the lesser of two evils, I believe you are dead wrong.

The Chatterers are oblivious to the finding of the recent Fed study that 47% of Americans could not come up with $400 cash for an emergency, without borrowing the money or selling some possession. “A measly $400,” the Chatterers might say in (temporary) awe, before going back to their mantra, “Trump has offended all groups, so no one will vote for him,” etc. They just don’t get it.

People feel betrayed. And I don’t mean just people who are Caucasian, male and blue collar. When will the Chatterers wake up?

https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2016/05...it-about-trump/

#2 RE: The Chattering Class Still Doesn’t Get It about Trump by conservgramma 05.05.2016 11:54

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I don't think the chatterers will wake up without a liberal dosing of tar and feathers.

#3 RE: The Chattering Class Still Doesn’t Get It about Trump by Cincinnatus 05.05.2016 14:41

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Democrats who are victims of the financial crash that Democrats like Bill Clinton, Larry Summers and Robert Rubin contributed to.



And which Obama has failed to rectify. Curious this author fails to mention Obama and the failure he is.

#4 RE: The Chattering Class Still Doesn’t Get It about Trump by algernonpj 05.05.2016 18:36

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #3

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Democrats who are victims of the financial crash that Democrats like Bill Clinton, Larry Summers and Robert Rubin contributed to.


And which Obama has failed to rectify. Curious this author fails to mention Obama and the failure he is.


True especially since Matloff has written."all indications are that the Obama administration simply doesn’t care about American workers,"
https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2014/11...gn-tech-worker/

Today Matloff amended this post:

"Thus my post last night was intended to be just what its title indicated, an expression of my disdain for the ignorant and uncaring Chattering Classes, rather than an endorsement of Trump. The fact is that even if I were willing to divulge such information, I myself don’t know what I will do in November. And I have often declined to vote in the general elections for president (though I always vote for the other offices). But it ought to be clear who I’m voting for in the California Democratic primary on June 7, and who I absolutely will NOT vote for in November."
https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2016/05...lass-and-trump/

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