Ten rea­sons why Trump won

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Carol N. Shaw, Fork

Here’s one man’s opin­ion about why Don­ald Trump won:

1. Democrats ig­nored the anger of work­ing­class Amer­i­cans.

2. Tra­di­tional Repub­li­cans didn’t un­der­stand the anger of work­ing-class Amer­i­cans.

3. The whole coun­try is sick of stupid wars and wars made worse by in­ac­tion and over ac­tion.

4. The whole coun­try is tired of Clin­tons and Bushes.

5. Small-busi­ness peo­ple, the work­ing class and the mid­dle class are tired of high tax­a­tion and spi­ral­ing health care pre­mi­ums com­bined with de­creas­ing ben­e­fits.

6. The whole coun­try is tired of a Con­gress and ex­ec­u­tive branch that can­not agree on any­thing of even mid­dling im­por­tance.

7. The work­ing class is tired of be­ing taken for granted by elit­ist, pseudo-in­tel­lec­tual party lead­ers.

8. Work­ing-class and mid­dle-class peo­ple are tired of be­ing looked down at be­cause of their cul­tural choices and the fact that they hang on to their Bi­bles and guns.

9. Mid­dle Amer­ica and the work­ing class through­out the coun­try are sick to death of dis­ap­pear­ing jobs, rising health care costs, un­af­ford­able higher ed­u­ca­tion es­pe­cially when cou­pled with stag­nant wages and dis­ap­pear­ing ben­e­fits, and the lack of al­ter­na­tive job choices that pay a liv­ing wage.

10. Sub­ur­ban Amer­ica is tired of slow growth, grid­lock in Wash­ing­ton which is seen as a huge waste of tax­payer money, and a fed­eral bu­reau­cracy that is of­ten seen as in­flated and un­re­spon­sive.

The be­lief, rightly held by a good por­tion of the pop­u­la­tion, that the re­cov­ery has been dis­pro­por­tion­ally skewed against their in­ter­ests is at the heart of the elec­torate’s de­ci­sion to elect Mr. Trump pres­i­dent.

Moral is­sues can be and of­ten are sub­ju­gated in a good many ways by peo­ple who are des­per­ate to achieve a bet­ter life for them­selves and their chil­dren.

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