And once again, the press goes to Possum Hollar to find out what the salt of the earth is thinking about Comrade Stupid:
“Despite the president’s dismal approval ratings and lethargic legislative achievements, he remains profoundly popular here in these mountains, a region so badly battered by the collapse of the coal industry it became the symbolic heart of Trump’s white working-class base. The frenetic churn of the national news, the ceaseless Twitter taunts, the daily declarations of outrage scroll soundlessly across the bottom of the diner’s television screen, rarely registering. When they do, Trump doesn’t shoulder the blame — because the allegiance of those here is as emotional as it is economic.
“It means God, guns, patriotism, saying ‘Merry Christmas’ and not Happy Holidays. It means validation of their indignation about a changing nation: gay marriage and immigration and factories moving overseas. It means tearing down the political system that neglected them again and again in favor of the big cities that feel a world away. On those counts, they believe Trump has delivered, even if his promised blue-collar renaissance has not yet materialized. He’s punching at all the people who let them down for so long — the presidential embodiment of their own discontent.”
He’s punching at all the people who let them down is the key phrase and that’s all you need to know. These meat puppets were not upset that anyone said Happy Holidays, they were upset that their enemies were not forced to say Merry Christmas.
None of this is about making their lives better, it is just revenge porn. They are not seeking improvement to their admittedly bleak situation, they want everyone else to be in the same sinking ship.
The press should stop it, it’s nothing but masturbation. You know, maybe interview some of the supporters of the other party who literally were sucker punched by the 2016 vote, take their pulse, see what they think a year later.
Has anyone’s life improved?
(Billionaires need not apply.)