Rachel Maddow And Junkie Colleagues Don’t Comprehend The Volatility And Power of The “New Poor”— Trump Does
Those who have long been experts on mass movements know the power and volatility of the “new poor.” Contrary to those living in chronic poverty or who come from a background of chronic poverty and are therefore numb to it, the “New Poor” are a violent, angry lot looking for someone to tell them who’s to blame for their relatively sudden and unexpected plight. They are the ones, having most recently been exposed to the good life, who are greatly receptive to a demagogue’s siren call for united action; the ones who are most willing to resurrect their damaged hopes in some radical cause.
While political pundits like Maddow and others have been tripping all over themselves trying to figure out Trump’s magic, they were blinded to think that it was because Trump was a reality TV star that he was overrunning the Republican Party. Rather, all along, it has been the “new poor” and those terrified that they might soon number among the “new poor” who look toward the brash, power projecting Trump to make “their” America Great Again.
Unwittingly the Republican Party has been catering to the needs of the “new poor” for a number of years. They just didn’t fully under stand what it was about nor how to fully exploit their “new poor” base. Trump was the master of this on all counts.