The explanations from the Ready for Hillary crowd as to what happened vary a good bit. The BlueMeanie has focused on the voters who stayed home. Some blame the third-party voters. Some blame the millennials who didn’t support HRC in sufficient numbers. I even saw one piece where millennial men (Bernie Bros) were blamed because they intimidated millennial women from posting pro-HRC messages on social media during the campaign. And, of course, Trump voters all were either ignorant, xenophobic, homophobic, misogynist, or racist, or some combination of those traits.
So, I wondered, is there a unifying logic that underlies all the arguments?
And I think it’s actually pretty simple:
- The Trump voters are inferior beings about whom there was little that could be done, and
- Everyone who voted for neither Clinton nor Trump, whether because they voted third-party or didn’t vote,
- Would have chosen Clinton over Trump if forced to vote for one or the other, and
- Failed to do so because of their own lack of good judgment, poor sense of priorities, or some other personal failing.
Doesn’t that pretty much cover it?