For John, BLUF: WVA is a nation in LATAM, or So Stu Rothmann Thinks. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Helpful context for Trump’s rally from a pro: West Virginians are angry, easily misled, lots don’t speak English
Here is the lede plus one (And then a bunch of Tweets):
On a night like Thursday, when President Trump was scheduled to headline a rally in West Virginia, you know the hot takes are going to be coming in fast from all directions, but who’ll go the extra distance to really stand out?Here is the Tweet that kicked it all off:
Stuart Rothenberg, senior editor at Inside Elections, went all out in sizing up the people of West Virginia, many of whom wouldn’t make it in as immigrants under the Trump administration’s policies, which are in clear violation of that Emma Lazarus poem.
Stuart Rothenberg @StuPoliticsAnd then some words of wisdom from Erielle Davidson @politicalelle:
Lots of people in West Virginia can't support themselves or speak English.
7:49 PM · Aug 3, 2017
Why Trump won--Which is replicated in various forms throughout the post—This is how Trump won. To win in 2018 or 2020 the Democrats are going to have to be more inclusive. Stomping their foot and declaring (or talking as though) a bunch of Americans are deplorable isn't going to cut it. And, when California drops out of the Union and we get the State of Jefferson it is going to be harder.
Because Leftists talk about Americans outside of urban areas as if they were some lesser class of people. https://twitter.com/stupolitics/status/893264193046138880 …
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff