Posted by steve (other posts) on November 30, 2016 at 11:34:35 Previous Next
In Reply to: ''it's the economy, stupid'' posted by Long Hair In Albany on November 29, 2016 at 14:17:03:
Very true. It was also about the Affordable Care Act. It affected a lot of people in a negative way and the Obama administration and Hilary Clinton did not address their concerns and fears.
Of course, the law helped some people too. But it is far from perfect.
: ""it's the economy, stupid"
: Remember that quote from the 1992 election?
: I would mention that many of the votes for Trump came from
: people scared about losing their jobs.
: In 1992 Ross Perot ran against NAFTA.
: In 2012 many workers rebelled against Romney and Bain Capital who shipped their jobs out of the country.
: And then you had Clinton supporting NAFTA, TPP, etc.
: So in 2016 workers rebelled big time and voted for Trump.
: For all the perepheral issues the question of jobs broke through Clinton's firewall to win the rust belt for Trump.
: Now I have no clue how many long haired men actually supported each candidate. But it was the economy that was the driving issue in this election.
: "Who said it's the economy stupid?
: It's the economy, stupid. "It's the economy, stupid" is a slight variation of the phrase "The economy, stupid" which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush."