* did you really have to throw in the "cultural allusion"?: it reminds me too much of the grand - and nutty - Right wing faux historical prisms that nearly everyone at that blog thinks everything has to be viewed through. In a way, it reads too much like the grandiose crap that Mk50 used to go on about. (And, incidentally, he seems to be on some calming medication, or something, now, since he returned under a new identity. [And why did he bother doing that, when everyone knows who it is?] He's no longer getting positively excited by the prospect of an American Right wing armed revolution, like he used to.)
* takes too many words to make a point that many - even on the Democrat side - have already made.
* candy was right - the reference to Trump's supporters formerly being the type who would have a country club membership is a tad improbable. Update: here's Nate Silver yesterday:
Based on recent polls, I’d estimate that about 35 percent of Trump’s current voters are white men without a college degree, by far Trump’s best demographic group.Was this demographic ever into country club membership, monty?
* it's one thing to have sympathy to the economic plight of the low educated under globalisation - and to talk of them having a logical reason for dissatisfaction - but in doing so it risks encouraging them to believe the situation is more catastrophic than it really is, exactly as Trump has been doing. It also underplays the poisonous anti-evidence based nonsense that the entire leadership of the American Right has participated in for more than a decade as priming Trumpkins to believe any nonsense at all, including that sprouted by their orange buffoon.
I can see how it's not a winning strategy to win hearts and minds to tell people that they are being idiots - yet this is what at least the leadership of the Right needs to be told. I fear that expressing too much sympathy towards the Trump base makes that job harder to do, and I think that your post reads too much in that direction.
PS: please pass on the threadsters at Catallaxy that I think they're all being idiots.