For John, BLUF: The Media still doesn't understand. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The New York Times, a collection of OpEd Writers on the Presidential Election, after it was predicted that Mr Trump was the winner.
Dr Paul Krugman was shocked by the whole thing. It was with dismay that this modern day Pauline Kael♠ looked at the election.
From the article:
What we do know is that people like me, and probably like most readers of The New York Times, truly didn’t understand the country we live in.♥And then there is this:
There turn out to be a huge number of people — white people, living mainly in rural areas — who don’t share at all our idea of what America is about.Actually, the "huge number of people" are in the states that tend to vote Democrat in Presidential Elections. That is about 66% of the voting population.
As for sharing an idea of what America is about, those folks being put down by Professor Krugman are for the Declaration of Independence, and its ideals, and for the US Constitution. Professor Krugman isn't?
And one final point is that this is just another ignorant Democrat thinking it is all about race (and ethnicity) and ignoring the fact that this election was decided by people who are on the bottom side of the Middle Class, who wish to remain in the Middle Class and wish to pass on to their children that Middle Class lifestyle.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Notice that their initials are the same.
♥ Pauline Kael is the Movie Critic for The New Yorker, who famously said that she didn't know anyone who voted for Richard Nixon.