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follow Blurtman 2016 Nov 14, 4:49pm
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'Hereâ€™s my own beef. Liberal feminists, young and old, need to question the role they played in Hillaryâ€™s demise. The two weeks of media hyperventilation over grab-her-by-the-pussygate, when the airwaves were saturated with aghast liberal women equating Trumpâ€™s gross comments with sexual assault, had the opposite effect on multiple women voters in the Heartland.
These are resilient women, often working two or three jobs, for whom boorish men are an occasional occupational hazard, not an existential threat. They rolled their eyes over Trumpâ€™s unmitigated coarseness, but still bought into his spiel that heâ€™d be the greatest job producer who ever lived. Oh, and they wondered why his behaviour was any worse than Billâ€™s.
Missing this pragmatic response by so many women was another mistake of Robbie Mookâ€™s campaign data nerds. They computed that Americaâ€™s women would all be as outraged as the ones they came home to at night. But pink slips have hit entire neighbourhoods, and towns. The angry white working class men who voted in such strength for Trump do not live in an emotional vacuum. They are loved by white working class women â€“ their wives, daughters, sisters and mothers, who participate in their remaindered pain. It is everywhere in the interviews. â€œMy dad lost his businessâ€, â€œMy husband hasnâ€™t been the same since his job at the factory went awayâ€."
If these people were able to produce SHAREHOLDER! VALUE! by denouncing the 13th Amendment, they might have been able to keep their jobs - but no, they decided to be marxists hooligans.