From Rush Limbaugh:
Let me expand on a theme here, the idea that Trump’s followers are not comprised of anger — at least that’s not the animating aspect of them. And yet all of these people in the establishments of both parties — the elites, the consultants, the so-called political science experts at universities, the punditry — have these formulas to explain human behavior in the political sphere. And “anger” is at the top of the list. If you want to discredit a group of voters, if you want to impugn them, you just accuse them of being “angry.” And if you really, really want to rip ’em, you call ’em “angry” and “white.” I’ve been dealing with this angry-white-men BS since 1990.
They were promised by people campaigning for office that they were gonna go to Washington and do everything they could to save this country as founded, and they haven’t done it. Wouldn’t you be mad? The anger is not illegitimate. But my point is, it’s not what’s driving this. What’s driving this ultimately is love. What’s driving the support for Trump is love. It is optimism and it is positive. It is real hope that there might be a chance for real change, not just sloganeering. These are people who believe in the greatness of America. These are people who want it returned.
These are people who believe that it is possible to recapture some of the great traditions and institutions that made this country great. They are shocked and stunned that so many elected officials don’t seem to hear them, are not even interested in that themselves.
So it’s a natural protective circle the wagons kind of thing the establishment’s doing. In the process, what they always do, when something happens like this they don’t understand, they blame all of it on stupidity and anger on the part of their own voters. It ends up their own voters are stupid and mad and they run around and they actually say so. Now, why they think down the road sometime these voters are gonna change their mind and leave Trump or whoever and come back to them after they’ve been insulted this way makes no sense to me. It makes no common sense. And, no, don’t misunderstand, I’m not sitting here endorsing anything. Hey, I’ve got my Journalism 101 cap. I’m America’s Real Anchorman here. I’m just analyzing this as I see it, objectively as I can from afar.
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