House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, being interviewed at the Democratic convention yesterday, said that white males who didn't go to college vote Republican instead of their real interests because of "guns, because of gays, and because of God."
Here is what Pelosi said when reporter Judy Woodruff asked her why white men who have not attended college are going for Donald Trump:
Pelosi replied, “With an economic agenda to create jobs, good-paying jobs, increasing paychecks, the economic agenda is what is really– it’s about the economy. You know that statement. It’s not a cliche. It’s a fact. And I think that so many times white, non-college-educated white males have voted Republican.
"They voted against their own economic interest because of guns, because of gays, and because of God.
“The three ‘Gs,’ God being the woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said.
Maybe the real reason they don't vote Democratic is because they know people like Pelosi disdain them.
Pelosi's remark was reminiscent of something then-candidate Barack Obama said in 2008 when asked almost the question:
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.
Pelosi and Obama are genuinely mystified that these uneducated oafs, as they see their fellow man, don't vote for expanded federal programs–why, we'll even throw some programs your way, ignoramuses!–and to pay the taxes to foot the bills for these programs, even though these taxes and accompanying regulations stifle economic growth and lead to fewer jobs (which is what the working man really clings to; this in turn only adds to the confusion of the Obama-Pelosi set because, well, wouldn't signing up for government assistance make more sense?).
Tucker Carlson, in what I think is the best explanation for the Democrats' mania for illegal immigration, summed up the attitude underlying these two quotes last night on Fox–Democrats really, really don't like the U.S.'s non-coastal citizenry, Carlson observed, and therefore want to import other people to replace them.
Are you confused by the fierce loyalty to Donald Trump? Don't be. These two quotes are all you need to know to understand why white males who have some or no college love him. Trump doesn't take any guff from the Barack Obamas or Nancy Pelosis of this world. Do you think this Republican nominee could be buffaloed by the likes of Candy Crowley? (Best not to think of what he might have said to Ms. Crowley.)
PS. Coincidentally published the day after Pelosi's self-revealing remarks, here is a deeper understanding of the men and women she disparaged.