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Saturday, January 28, 2017

(1/28/2017 10:09:00 AM) - Al

Crazy like a fox.

I began using that phrase during the primary, when it became obvious that despite the left's (and many on the right) insistence he was a darn fool, he just kept winning and convincing the old media to print exactly what he wanted them to (when he skipped the one debate, and the next day, no one talked about the debate, only Trump, was the turning point for me; it was obvious he was playing chess, we were playing checkers).

There's a lot to digest here, but to sum it up, for the first time in memory, Trump got the liberal networks to cover the March for Life march by simply asking if they were going to give it coverage. Also, in doing so, what was originally called The Women's March is now, even by CNN, being referred to as a gathering of pro choice liberals.

Finally, take a few minutes and watch Mia Love's speech, and compare/contrast with Madonna's. Then imagine some rube in Kansas, or South Dakota, or perhaps more timely, Michigan, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, that works hard all day, and comes home to check You Tube and watch clips of the speeches from these events...who do you suppose they're going to drift toward? One spends the day calling you too stupid to live, while another talks about protecting children and patriotism? Tough choice.

This is why the USA map is almost all red. Simply put, the Dems have become a party for folks with nothing to worry about. Some scoff and insist the GOP only looks out for the rich...but depending on what exit polls you study, those making six figures either supported Hillary or split evenly. The middle class, the folks that the left has insisted for the past couple decades does not exist, voted overwhelmingly for Trump. The poor voted for Hillary, though not by a huge margin. When I was a teen, the country prospered under Reagan, because of tax cuts, tiny government, and a strong military. It produced millions of "Reagan Democrats."

It seems like I recall another candidate who appealed to moderates, independents, blue collars, and even some Dems and rode them to victory...while the left insisted it was because of a previously unnoticed influx of uneducated ignorant group of hillbilly rednecks, who wouldn't know a museum from a mausoleum, and for damn sure wouldn't be able to spell either one.

Governor Walker has basically followed the exact same path in WI, with an aggressive dose of reduced spending (Reagan was saddled with a Dem House, limiting his ability to do so.) added in for good measure.

Perhaps, just maybe, the middle class did not disappear, the Dems just stopped looking for them and giving a damn about the part of the country where they live.

1/28/2017 10:09:00 AM

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