Here’s Christopher Chantrill writing at American Thinker:
Watching the Chicago street theater on Fox News as leftist groups shut down a Trump rally, I got to thinking that even Fox follows the liberal rules. They interviewed a lefty grandma outraged about fascism; they interviewed a middle-aged African American woman outraged about Trump coming into her neighborhood. We got to see African Americans disrupting the Trump event after the cancellation. But we never got to hear from a Trump supporter. And the next day Ted Cruz blamed Trump for the violence, and Hillary Clinton grated on about “divisive” rhetoric.
And then it occurred to me. There is one thing you are not allowed to do in America today, and that is cater to the tribalism of the white working class. You must cater to black racism; you must cater to feminist cant. You must cater to gentry liberal tribal totems. You can grow to love green crony capitalism. You can cater to Christians, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. But you, Donald Trump, are a scandal. You may not inflame the tribalism of the white working class, not, as the protesters said, in our Chicago. No free speech for you.
This explains why the Republican Party has failed to earn and keep the votes of the white working class over the last few decades. It does not dare raise the issues that would let the white working class feel that someone actually cared about people like them. Until Trump.
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