Progressives Abandon Effort to Educate Trump Voters Out of Their Moronic Hatred, Now will Leverage it to Their Advantage (Part 1)
BERKELEY, June 26, 2019 -- by Mack Tool and Patricia Hack
Leading Progressives have just completed a strategic directions conference in Berkeley California at which a major change in direction was debated and overwhelmingly ratified. Although the official document is shrouded in the secrecy necessary to ensure maximum public transparency and participation, Morning Woke has obtained reliable information on the content from current and former members of the Progressive movement who wish to remain anonymous.
Previous to this change Progressives had sought to influence voters who eventually became the Trump base by encouragement and education. The first national politician to identify and constructively engage with this cohort was Barack Obama (blessed be His name) in the 2008 Presidential campaign. After campaigning in Pennsylvania Senator Obama offered up these words of educational encouragement to a humility-filled Progressive audience in San Francisco.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Since Mr. Obama carried Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections the Progressive movement’s leadership became convinced that these words of wisdom has sufficed to divert these needy loser communities from “bitter clingism.”
However, in the 2016 presidential election cycle the ever wise and perceptive Hillary Clinton (blessed be Her name) began to sense an almost imperceptible (to common folk) ripple in the political force. Noting the previous success of President Obama’s strategy, she commented on this disturbance at a LGBT for Hillary Gala in New York City.
You know, just to be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable. But thankfully they are not America.
To the utter shock and amazement of the Progressive movement, this kindly educational guidance turned out to be “casting pearls before swine.” Rather than thanking Mrs. Clinton, these “irredeemable deplorables” in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin rose up as a “stiff necked people” voting against their moral and intellectual betters!
Rather than rethinking their engagement strategy (due to their kindly and humble nature), Progressives (and their Never-Trump fellow travelers) increased their educational efforts, summarized in the following excerpt from The Guardian.
Stories marveling at the stupidity of Trump voters are published nearly every day. Articles that accuse Trump’s followers of being bigots have appeared by the hundreds, if not the thousands. Conservatives have written them; liberals have written them; impartial professionals have written them. The headline of a recent Huffington Post column announced, bluntly, that “Trump Won Super Tuesday Because America is Racist.” A New York Times reporter proved that Trump’s followers were bigots by coordinating a map of Trump support with a map of racist Google searches. Everyone knows it: Trump’s followers’ passions are nothing more than the ignorant blurtings of the white American id, driven to madness by the presence of a black man in the White House. The Trump movement is a one-note phenomenon, a vast surge of race-hate. Its partisans are not only incomprehensible, they are not really worth comprehending.
More in sorrow than anger the Progressive movement has decided to abandon this strategy of positive educational engagement. Since these people have shown themselves to be irredeemable a new and brilliant strategy of leveraging their moronic ignorance has been embraced.
This strategy will be revealed in Part 2.