Thursday, November 02, 2017

Inside The Bubble

There are a couple of posts over at Instapunit that talk about the state of the Democratic party today.    I've highlighted one in particular.  It seems that they still can't believe that Hillary lost the election.
This was the approach that doomed Clinton against Trump. The electorate was angry in 2016 and remains angry now, Greenberg said, and Northam, a Norfolk doctor, didn’t get it. Neither did Clinton and the team of Obama veterans who staffed her Brooklyn headquarters. “If you live in the metro areas with the élites, you don’t wake up angry about what’s happening in people’s lives,” Greenberg said.
The  bubble is very real.  Recently, Business Insider posted a map of US population that is very illuminating.

Those shaded counties represent half of the US population, and those areas tend to be heavily Democratic.  And that's the problem.  The rest of the country simply doesn't have the same world-view as the "elites" in the bubble. We vote in local, state, and national elections.  Generally we vote in our best interest, which is often diametrically opposed to the interest of the people in the bubble.

The Democrats used to be the "big tent" party.  Now, their tent is shrinking.  they go all-in for whatever liberal cause du-jour strikes the fancy of the liberal set at the moment.  Most of the rest of us, outside the bubbles are at first, mildly amused, until  the cause becomes mandatory groupthink, then we become annoyed.

The Democratic Party can annoy voters at its own risk.  You would think that they would have learned that by now.  You want more Trump?  This is how you get more Trump.

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