Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on November 29, 2016 at 14:17:03 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Check out what this dude says here about Masculinity posted by steve on November 28, 2016 at 18:04:14:
: I really love your response, Anthony. I am an American and not a Trump supporter, but I understand that people who voted for him were voting against the establishment. And what you said is true, their ideologies are killing us. Quite literally.
""it's the economy, stupid"
Remember that quote from the 1992 election?
I would mention that many of the votes for Trump came from
people scared about losing their jobs.
In 1992 Ross Perot ran against NAFTA.
In 2012 many workers rebelled against Romney and Bain Capital who shipped their jobs out of the country.
And then you had Clinton supporting NAFTA, TPP, etc.
So in 2016 workers rebelled big time and voted for Trump.
For all the perepheral issues the question of jobs broke through Clinton's firewall to win the rust belt for Trump.
Now I have no clue how many long haired men actually supported each candidate. But it was the economy that was the driving issue in this election.
"Who said it's the economy stupid?
It's the economy, stupid. "It's the economy, stupid" is a slight variation of the phrase "The economy, stupid" which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush."