Bernie Sanders: Why Trump Won
Reason magazine reports on Bernie Sanders' appearance on a recent TV show where he gives his impressions of why Donald Trump won:
"Donald Trump won the presidency in part because he channeled populist resentment toward political correctness into a winning issue."
I'm not sure I'd agree with what seems to be his idea of political correctness:
"What it means is you have a set of talking points which have been poll-tested and focus-group-tested and that's what you say rather than what's really going on."
That's kinda right but, to me, political correctness is just not saying things that might offend our ever growing victim class. Not sure that's what he's saying. The one thing I did like about Trump was he was willing to say things without worrying about pissing people off. In other words, he went against the grain of common thinking and wasn't politically correct.