Possum Hollar Might Be A Wee Bit, um, Bigoted?

Der Spiegel, Trump in a white hood

We were told in the aftermath of the 2016 Goat Rodeo that Possum Hollar was economically insecure, and of course the NYTimes has sent an army of Jane Goodall-wannabes deep into the white heart of the Hollar to find out what makes the yokels tick, and they keep getting surprised that it was not economics. Go figure.

Axios has a surprising reveal: Hair Furor’s base might be intolerant!

What you think of Trump on immigration — is what you think of Trump.

  • In key voter groups we’re tracking with SurveyMonkey, there’s almost perfect alignment between President Trump’s approval rating on immigration and his popularity.

In our new poll, Axios’ Stef Kight writes, rural voters are Trump’s iron wall of defense: They give him rock-solid backing on his overall immigration policy, as well as his signature issue — his proposed border wall.

  • Their views are at odds with the majorities who disapprove of his policies in both cases.
  • DACA, an Obama-era policy that gives deportation protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, is supported even by rural voters, 61% to 35%.
  • White suburban women, a vital group for Trump to retain in 2020, oppose the wall 54% to 44%.

The bottom line: Three months out from midterms, more than half of voters disapprove of Trump’s immigration policies, support DACA and oppose building a border wall along the southwest border.

  • So rural voters are the only key group he can count on— while Democrats can focus on turning out everyone else.

It’s not exactly Who Shot JR-level mystery that the residents of Possum Hollar are a-feered of the swarthy hordes, or that Comrade Stupid panders to them, for that matter. I wish the Dims would quit with the stupid waste of time/money trying to get these voters into the big tent.

Let the Republicans keem ’em.

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7 Responses to Possum Hollar Might Be A Wee Bit, um, Bigoted?

  1. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Funny, they welcome those Messicans come harvest time…

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    • ming says:

      Yeah, but not in the house. Having grown up in farm country in Colorado, I always observed a nasty undercurrent of racism directed at beet hoers, migrants, and spics.
      I had a neighbor that made his asshole kid work on a crew one season doing the shittiest hard work of all. Can’t say that I ever learned to like the kid, but he talked 100% less shit after that.

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  2. roket says:

    Um, they are also evil.

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  3. Jim says:

    I think the Democrats should make sure they include all of the working class in their campaign messaging, especially affordable healthcare and basic services. Within the white portion of that electorate they could win back the urban and suburban cohort but rural working class folks (and other rural classes) are simply out of reach so it’s really time to forget about Possum Holler and use resources more effectively where marginal gains are possible.

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  4. another kiwi says:

    I got given a book for Xmas that is a researcher’s journey through the Trumpinista and an attempt to understand them. I have not finished it. They are horrible people. That’s about it.
    The symbolic story is a guy who worked for a company that tinted car windows. Every night, because he was a trusted employee, he drove a truck to a riverside place and emptied the days byproducts into the river. About 1000 gallons a night, for 20 years. Then he was working on some tank he thought was empty and it wasn’t and he got drenched in some stuff that melted the clothes off him. He had to drive home in his underwear and get new work clothes. The company charged him for the dissolved overalls and then realised that he would be eligible for extra money due to long service time.
    So they made up shit about how he had been late and argumentative and a BAD employee and sacked him. No redundancy money, no benefits.
    He went to a town meeting of concern about the state of the river and stands up at the end and says “It was me I dumped 1000 gallons of chemicals in there every night.”
    But he has no ill will for the company and hates environmentalists and he voted for Trump.
    Arseholes.

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  5. osirisopto says:

    Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

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