17.8.16

THEY'RE BEGINNING TO CATCH ON.

Cold Spring Shops, last year.  "That the Milwaukee Public Schools are failing to teach, and that many Milwaukee neighborhoods are no longer safe for people of any color is irrelevant. And that the economic stimulus failed to stimulate, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is two lies for the price of one vote doesn't matter."

Cold Spring Shops, last week.  "[W]here is Mr Trump, or anyone else, pointing out that the government school lobby is at least as responsible as Common Core or the Department of Education for rendering urban youth unemployable, no matter what the minimum wage is?"

Cold Spring Shops, two days ago.
Unfortunately, nowhere in the punditry have I seen any suggestions that Mr Trump, say, or Mr Johnson, contrast the fifty years of rhetoric and hopes (Great Society! Bridge to the 21st Century! Hope and Change!) with fifty years of failure, enabled and abetted by welfare dependency and the lottery and young people rendered unemployable by the government schools. It's a missed opportunity, as the fractious coalition of the elites and the dependent trades as the Democrats.
Last night, Mr Trump gave a prepared speech at a rally in West Bend, Wisconsin.  The rally location suggested he was originally desirous of encouraging disaffected voters.  What he did, though, was a first attempt at separating the urban Democrat base from the gentry, including touching on a number of the themes recited above.  He's taking stick from the talking heads for, inter alia, not offering such a speech in the 'hood, and for attempting to pit Americans of African ancestry against immigrants of Latin American or Islam-practicing heritage.

The speech surely didn't sound like standard Chamber of Commerce Republican fare, mixing repealing Obamacare and taming the teachers unions with revisiting the trade deals and strengthening law enforcement.  The Reformation remains inchoate.

Twelve weeks to run.

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