2.11.16

NOT OUR CLASS, DEARIE.

A Washington Post reporter goes into the Republican-leaning suburbs of Milwaukee to discover that Donald Trump is still not playing well with the voters.
Most of the well-kept lawns here are dotted with signs for Sen. Ron Johnson (R) and for other down-ballot candidates, but support for Trump is less evident.

“You’re in a town that’s about going to college and raising a family. People are polished and hard-working. He’s not one of us,” said Andy Schwichtenberg, a 28-year-old stockbroker.

“I did try,” Schwichtenberg added with a sigh. “I went to a rally.” But he was not swayed and he was turned off by the crowd, which he noted was packed with men and women “who came there on Harleys.”
Where are the social justice warriors fretting about the class snobbery, the stereotyping, the Othering?Oh, wait, Mr Schwichtenberg is referring to the people Mrs Clinton consigned to the basket of deplorables.  The appletini set will not tut-tut.  It's Prussian Wisconsin Nice on display, but bear in mind that burgher and bourgeois share a common etymology.

And perhaps the Prussian Wisconsin Nice will emerge as an Ivanka Voter.
She doesn’t have a Trump sign in her yard, either because it would get egged or she doesn’t want to fight with the neighbors. She knows all about Ivanka’s clothing line and brand, and thinks she would be great in the White House, because she’s classy and sophisticated, polished and well-spoken, all the things her father is not. She’s very clear that there are things that Trump says that she doesn’t agree with. She does not think of herself as racist. She describes herself as “socially moderate.”

But she’s voting for him.
We'll find out next week.

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