Date: March 21, 2018
“Hillary Clinton recalled her loss in the 2016 US presidential election during a speech at the India Today Conclave 2018 in Mumbai on Saturday.
“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won,” Clinton said. “I win the coast, I win, you know, Illinois and Minnesota, places like that.”
Clinton suggested that the portion of the US she won represents portions of the country that are thriving economically.
“I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” Clinton continued. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.”
Should we care what Trump voters think?…
Should we care what conservatives think?…
Given the state of things, and what created a Trump presidency…these are two very different questions.
A large portion of Trump voters were not conservative…They were reacting to the rot and decay, which rules the U.S. government…thinking that voting in Trump would combat it.
People should not be tossed in with conservatives, just because they voted for Trump.
Heck…after the way that election season went…even I had a brief surge of happy adrenalin, when I came home from work to the news that Hillary had lost…It was going to be horrible news, either way…but in the moment, it felt amazing to see karma come back around just enough to take down Hillary.
I get the people who voted for Trump, who didn’t really want him as president…They thought four more years of stagnation and decline for the 99%, is something we can no longer take…They thought, we cannot allow status quo to continue.
I have absolute sympathy and respect for that perspective…I agree with it…even if I do think it was channeled in the wrong direction.
I do care what Trump voters think…They are certainly not all alike.
…Do I care what conservatives think, when they don’t care what I think?…
…I think…some people are at such an extreme…that they wont allow you to have meaningful dialogue with them…and it’s better to focus on things, and in areas, where you can make a substantive impact.
Getting marred down in the muck, over what extremists think and say…only serves to eclipse what good you could be doing.
Just to be clear…I don’t believe anyone is wrong, just for being conservative…
…But conservatism does seem to attract, many of the old extremist mindsets.
…And, yes…I agree…there are also horrible extremists within the liberal demographic.
Extremists ruin things for everyone.