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Opinion How the Insufferably Woke Help Trump

17:50  08 november  2019
17:50  08 november  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

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Among the people I love is a sibling who works at Walmart cleaning toilets at night in a thinly populated part of eastern Oregon. She’s been there more than 25 years and has trouble saving a dime and certainly no path to retirement. She’s likely to vote, again, for President Trump .

Had Trump not appealed to (or Clinton failed to appeal to) those rural voters, it could have helped swing a few more electoral votes in her Earlier this year we wrote about how a phenomenon that one researcher calls "rural resentment" was driving voters to Trump . That may well have helped him win

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a group of people sitting on a bench: People gathered to hear Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event in Vinton, Iowa.© Jordan Gale for The New York Times People gathered to hear Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event in Vinton, Iowa.

Among the people I love is a sibling who works at Walmart cleaning toilets at night in a thinly populated part of eastern Oregon. She’s been there more than 25 years and has trouble saving a dime and certainly no path to retirement. She’s likely to vote, again, for President Trump.

No matter how much I point out that Trump is trying to take away her health care protections by litigating to kill Obamacare, that his tariffs have made it harder to pay her bills, that he is the most repulsive and creepy man ever to occupy the White House, she holds firm.

Obama calls out call-out culture: "That's not activism"

  Obama calls out call-out culture: At the annual Obama Foundation summit, the former president said he's concerned about how people approach differences in opinion, especially on social media . require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Young people in particular, he said, seem to think "'if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn't do something right, or used the wrong word or verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself, because man you see how woke I was. I called you out.' That's not activism.

Insufferably definition, not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable: their insufferable insolence. See more. The insufferably righteous Morgan had followed Harry for years, waiting for him to slip up and break the rules again.

Trump ’s approval rating is around 40 percent, which is basically unchanged from where it’s been all Part of the problem is that anti-Trumpism has a tendency to be insufferably condescending. Just after the election, Luigi Zingales wrote a Times op-ed on how not to fight Trump , based on the Italian

Why? One reason is what she hears from the other side. Many Democrats, she says, are dismissive of her religious beliefs and condescending of her lot in life. She’s turned off by the virtue-signaling know-it-alls.

It’s no mystery why so many Democrats can no longer connect to the white working class. Progressives promise free college, free health care, free child care, and scream in bafflement, What’s wrong with you people?

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No doubt, some of those people are racist and xenophobic. But many others simply feel insulted and dismissed. And these are voters who can still be persuaded to save our country from a disastrous second term of a corrupt and unstable president.

Barack Obama, still the smartest politician in the land, knows this; a week ago, he rightfully called out the call-out culture that marginalizes so many people who are ready to vote against Trump.

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For Donald Trump to have a successful presidency, the Trump Tribe needs grapple with how popular he actually is. In recent years, we’ve seen how the real crime isn’t conservative intellectual or ideological dissent but conservative emotional dissent.

“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff,” he said, to a round of applause. “You should get over that quickly.” He was talking about an attitude, not necessarily policies — an attitude that dominates the bullying fringe of his own party. Predictably, he was called out for being paternalistic, with a boomer attitude.

If anyone should feel victimized by social media hatred and cancel culture of a different sort it is Obama. More than a third of Republicans tried to delegitimize him, believing in the monstrous falsity that he was born in Kenya.

Joe Biden has picked up Obama’s charge against the puritanical keepers of undiluted progressivism, in self-defense. He wrote this week of a “my way or the highway” approach that is “condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view.” He said, “It’s representative of an elitism that working and middle class people do not share: ‘We know best; you know nothing.’”

Beto Outwoke Himself

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Six months before Donald Trump won the United States election It just requires an understanding of how to reach the right audiences, on the right platforms, with tailored and timely messages. In the wake of the US elections last fall, as Facebook raced to tackle its fake news problem, Tencent CEO

Donald Trump , Jr., President Donald Trump ’s eldest son, is out with a new book on Tuesday exposing the left and honing in on just how radical Democrats have become in the era his father is president. The book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, hits bookstores stores

For the record, I’m agnostic on the Democratic field. I would vote for a tree stump if it could beat Trump. Biden, Obama and Nancy Pelosi, along with recent polling and the election results on Tuesday, all show that the best way to rid this country of Trump is for Democrats to dial back the condescension of their natural allies and dig into the gritty concerns of daily life.

Pete Buttigieg, looking to pick up the moderate left vote if Biden falters, has already taken Obama’s lesson to heart. “I’m not about being in the right place ideologically, whatever that means,” he said in Iowa last week. “I’m about having answers that are going to make sense.”

One of the biggest takeaways from the recent New York Times/Siena College survey of battleground states is that Elizabeth Warren is not connecting with the very people her policies are supposed to help. Trump beats her or runs even in every tossup state but one. The persuadable voters in these states, many of them working class, say political correctness has gotten out of control, and they prefer someone seeking common ground over someone with a militantly progressive agenda.

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A celebrity guest on Talking Dead used " woke " to describe the episode of The Walking Dead when elightened or relevant may have made better choices. Ali is so woke . At brunch she explained how wearing anything other than Chuck Taylor's or Tom's is really a microaggression.

How are his approval ratings? Donald Trump began his term as one of the most unpopular presidents in the modern era and he remains so. On healthcare, for example, he failed on his promise to kill off President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which helped more than 20 million previously uninsured

It’s worth remembering that nearly two-thirds of all American adults do not have a four-year college degree. Warren, the Harvard professor who recently suggested that moderate Democrats belong with the other party, could be more effective with these folks if she showed more of her daughter-of-a-janitor side.

You can try to win the election by expanding the pool of progressive voters over all. But the inconvenient fact remains that a relatively small pool of working-class voters in the handful of battleground states are still likely to determine the fate of the country next year.

Democrats flipped 40 House seats in 2018 and attracted more white working-class voters — without insufferable wokedness. They hammered away on health care and kitchen table concerns. The same approach helped Democrats pull off an apparent upset in the Kentucky governor’s race this week.

Next year, Trump will be the greatest motivator and unifier for a majority of Americans poised to throw him out. For his core 40 percent, there’s no crime or debasement that will change their minds. He can indeed shoot someone, as a focus group participant helpfully clarified this week, and likely get a pass from the Cult of Trump.

But for others, those like my sister, a word to Democrats: Talk to them. Don’t talk over them. Save the piety, the circular firing squad, the shaming on social media for after the election. Otherwise, the woke will wake next Nov. 3 to a tragedy.

Bloomberg run should push Warren to the center — but won't

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While countless Republicans are lamenting how Donald Trump is destroying their party, it’s possible he just may end up saving it. Many black Americans knew this. It took Donald Trump , and his supporters, including David Duke, to give establishment Republicans a wake -up call.

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Timothy Egan (@nytegan) is a contributing Opinion writer who covers the environment, the American West and politics. He is a winner of the National Book Award and author of “A Pilgrimage to Eternity.”

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