“They frankly laugh behind the backs of their own voters”: How Republicans bamboozle rural whites

It’s become a tedious trope, the Beltway journalist who goes on a red state safari to ask Americas Worst Traitor voters if they still like The Traitor. It frustrates smart readers because invariably the answer is “yes” yet the rationale is typically incoherent babble. Even that would be fine, if these reporters dug an inch deeper, to get at the various bigotries that are actually driving the MAGA movement. Instead, most of,

from Salon

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