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Focusing on the white working class is how privileged white people avoid confronting who actually put Trump in the White House

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Which is to say, themselves.

A very simple breakdown:

Some demographic groups that were more likely to vote for Clinton rather than Trump:

Women

Blacks

Hispanics

Asians

Young people (under 45)

LGBT people

Jews

And oh yeah:

PEOPLE WHO MAKE LESS THAN $50,000 PER YEAR

$50,000 is vastly more than the median individual income in the US and barely less than median household income. Working class people (let alone poor people) were far more likely to vote for Clinton than for Trump.

Some demographic groups who were less likely to vote for Clinton than for Trump:

White people.

WHITE PEOPLE WITH COLLEGE DEGREES

WHITE PEOPLE WITH COLLEGE DEGREES WHO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY

Etc.

Trump basically split white women with college degrees with Clinton!

The white middle and upper classes elected Trump. These are the people who have always run the country and still run it today.  These are the people who still have the lion’s share of the votes and the money and the power in America.  These are the people who,  in short, have approximately infinitely more influence on electoral politics (and everything else that matters) than some semi-employed white guy in the meth belt who has the Stars and Bars in the back window of his broken-down truck.

What could possibly explain the approximately 100 to 1 ratio of post-election stories written about that guy relative to those people?

. . . What I find particularly invidious is the constant refrain about how the Democrats lose elections because “the elites” are out of touch with Real Americans.  THE ELITES IN THIS COUNTRY VOTE REPUBLICAN.

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