How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America

Speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser in 2008, Barack Obama sought to explain the reluctance of working-class Pennsylvanians to rally to his cause. “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and … the jobs have been gone now for 25 years, and nothing’s replaced them.” “And it’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment … as a way to explain their frustrations.” Translation: The world has left Middle America behind, and Middle America has reacted by clinging to its bibles, bigotries and guns. … Continue reading How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America