CNN analyst Van Jones has revealed what he believes is the key reason for some two-time voters of President Barack Obama backing Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
“Because they felt left out,” Jones told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Monday.
“Listen, were there some voters who really loved all the inflammatory, racial stuff that Trump said? Yes, they were out there and voted.”
But Jones then referenced a white Ohio union family he met while filming his CNN special “The Messy Truth,” who he said had turned away from the Democratic Party for the first time because it felt “nobody cared” about them. “They didn’t feel that the [Hillary] Clinton campaign really was speaking to them,” Jones said.
“She was running against an orange nightmare,” he said of Clinton. “She should have won 50 states.”
Van is close, but still missing the mark. Nationwide many Democrats are still not facing up to the bitter truth. The top of the ticket was so disliked and such a flawed candidate that that people who didn’t even agree with Trump believed he would act as a wrecking ball on Washington. They were fine with that. The National Democratic Party seems to be under the delusion that because she had “paid her dues” and was the first major party woman nominee that her election was inevitable. But it wasn’t.
We believe the Populist message championed by Bernie Sanders would have carried the day and helped bolster all the down ballot democrats in their races and we wouldn’t have lost the Senate. Now that populist and progressive message is more important than ever, to counter the crazy right-wing legislation and rhetoric that we will experience over the next couple of years.
Right now, we are watching the pitiful attempts by Democrats in the Senate to slow down the Republicans and Trumps nominees, but the attempts have been pretty ineffective. Unfortunately, we suspect that after all the talk about slowing down or stopping the nominations, Democrats are going to roll over and confirm the appointments without too much resistance. Unfortunately, like Hillary and Bill showing up to the inauguration, many Democrats are going to give this administration legitimacy through their actions.
Meanwhile Kelly Ann Conway is continuing to kick the corporate media’s ass and all they seem capable of saying is “thank you mam may we’ll have another”. Yesterday, Conway defended Trumps lies by saying, “You always want to go by what’s come out of his mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.” Wow. Just wow, and the media ate it up!
Now is not the time to legitimize any of what Tyrant Trump is trying to pull. Now is the time to resist. Now is the time to speak up. Now is the time for change from the ground up!!!