Friday, April 22, 2016

"The moment when 2016 hits you"

"My Moment came a month ago. I’d recently told a friend my emotions felt too close to the surface—for months history had been going through me and I felt like a vibrating fork. I had not been laughing at the splintering of a great political party but mourning it. Something of me had gone into it. Party elites seemed to have no idea why it was shattering, which meant they wouldn’t be able to repair it, whatever happens with Mr. Trump.

"I was offended that those curiously quick to write essays about who broke the party were usually those who’d backed the policies that broke it. Lately conservative thinkers and journalists had taken to making clear their disdain for the white working class. I had actually not known they looked down on them. I deeply resented it and it pained me."

-- Peggy Noonan, writing at the Wall Street Journal

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug;

    I will state this with this caveat, I voted for Cruz when the primary was in Georgia, but I like what I have seen with the Donald, he represents the anger against the GOPe from the base that has supported the GOP against Obama and his agenda and the GOPe takes our support then basically pisses all over "middle America". Our concerns are discounted, we are called "racist, bigots, homophobes, bitter clingers, ete,ete. They look down upon us as the crazy "uncle Bob" that ain't quite right in the head. Well perhaps "uncle Bob" is more correct then the rest of the GOP, we as the middle class pays the price for the unchecked immigration, we are the only group that don't have "favored Status" with the activist and .gov types...we are the ones that do the work of society and are denigrated by the same society. The middle America are starting to rebel and this is the effect of "the Donald"