Skip to comments.Why rural America voted for Trump
Posted on 01/10/2017 5:40:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
KNOXVILLE, Iowa One recent morning, I sat near two young men at a coffee shop here whom Ive known since they were little boys. Now about 18, they pushed away from the table, and one said: Lets go to work. Let the liberals sleep in. The other nodded.
Theyre hard workers. As a kid, one washed dishes, took orders and swept the floor at a restaurant. Every summer, the other picked sweet corn by hand at dawn for a farm stand and for grocery stores, and then went to work all day on his parents farm. Now one is a welder, and the other is in his first year at a state university on an academic scholarship. They are conservative, believe in hard work, family, the military and cops, and they know that abortion and socialism are evil, that Jesus Christ is our savior, and that Donald J. Trump will be good for America.
They are part of a growing movement in rural America that immerses many young people in a culture not just conservative news outlets but also home and church environments that emphasizes contemporary conservative values. It views liberals as loathsome, misinformed and weak, even dangerous.
Who are these rural, red-county people who brought Mr. Trump into power? Im a native Iowan and reporter in rural Marion County, Iowa. I consider myself fairly liberal. My family has mostly voted Democratic since long before I was born. To be honest, for years, even I have struggled to understand how these conservative friends and neighbors I respect and at times admire can think so differently from me, not to mention how over 60 percent of voters in my county could have chosen Mr. Trump....
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Asshole lib still doesn't get it: It has always been so.
"Disastrous Trump presidency", my eye.
There’s an ongoing popular meme (i.e.: concept, not to be confused with silly-captioned pictures) whereby introverts are constantly in need of being “explained”. I’m struck by the fact that extroverts _never_ are given the same “explain” treatment.
This article is the same concept: that rural folk’s choices & actions must be “explained” at length, as if they’re some outsider oddity ... never considering that maybe it’s the urban dwellers that really should be explained.
Well, if America is saved, men like that will be its salvation.
Thanks. A great post.
The book and professor indoctrinated think themselves “educated” while life experience, moral character and observation make their less “educated” peers smarter where it counts.
More leftist navel gazing.
More leftist navel gazing.
Need to look at it from this point of view: rural folk are shrinking minority and nearly incomprehensible to city folk.
Frankly, I read this and I had to go over and reread parts of it. I STILL don’t understand this article, actually.
I got very side-tracked about some guy named Watts saying Republicans believe people are bad and Democrats believe the reverse.
All the other stuff, still doesn’t really explain this liberals view of “why Americans voted for Trump.”
IMO, goggledy gook words on paper.
Actually rural vs city is 50-50 especially if you add in the burbs.
The Rat Party has now been officially exposed as a coastal Party.
It was hard to read because the writer could barely grasp what he was attempting to explain.
The people are bad vs people are good part was him trying to wrap his mind around personal responsibility. He saw that a belief in the doctrine of original sin tied into it and he clumsily conflated the ideas.
He’s on the edge of comprehension, but our beliefs are still foreign enough that he can quite articulate them to his fellow libs.
That’s funny. You are calling me a liberal? Ha.
As the saying goes, there are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
You have a much, much better grasp of his awkwardness than I do. Thank you.
They sound like great young men.
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