“And the white workers whose supposed ‘hate for corporate interests’ led them to vote for Trump? They don’t seem upset that Trump has installed three Goldman Sachs executives in his administration. They don’t seem to be angry that Trump’s cabinet is the wealthiest in US history. And we haven’t heard any discontent from the white working class over Trump choosing an Exxon Mobil CEO for Secretary of State.”

The working stiff has always had the habit of voting against his own self-interest when Republicans turn identity politics against him. He is more worried about what the “other” is doing that his own best interest — the typical Republican tribalistic fear play.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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