More Than Half of White Women, 53%, voted for Trump. Many without college degrees. Those with college degrees gave Hillary 51%, Trump 45% which was a much higher Trump percentage than many thought possible.
Overall, the majority of women voted for Clinton but that included minority women, 94 percent of black female voters and 68 percent of Latino women.
Celebrity Madonna felt “betrayed” by white women and blamed Trump’s eventual victory on those voters.
She said, Women betrayed us, The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high… Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad.
What Madonna fails to understand is that those 53% chose not to support ‘that’ woman. It was a woman-specific rejection directed solely at Hillary.
Madonna, hardly a political arbiter of election behavior, cannot relate to the average white woman’s concerns and isn’t smart enough to know she’s disconnected by her mega millions. But celebrities intoxicated by their own self-importance talk-the-talk.
Significantly, her views are echoed widely by progressive cry babies who whine incessantly over Hillary’s loss that white women sold them out.
So let’s set the record straight.
Many white female voters could not in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton. Progressive sore losers try to shame them with accusations of internalized misogyny – a step beyond sexism, but nothing could be further from the truth. Hillary was in a league of her own. She broke laws for decades with seeming impunity. Her nomination was an expedient deal that was believed to be rigged. Democratic primaries showed strong unanticipated support for Bernie Sanders, a socialist with an agenda of un-American policies, no different from Hillary except Bernie seemed far more authentic with views that had appeal to many.
Hillary’s candidacy was vapid. She was charmless and said nothing substantive. She relied on her long political career and an anticipated sense of entitlement.
Compelling facts emerged that revealed a sordid picture of corruption.
Wikileaks unveiled the inner machinations of the bankrupt Democratic party; Hillary was the DNC’s duly appointed nominee with primary election fraud pushing the nomination to her. She trounced Bernie’s supporters with no consideration for consequence.
Bernie’s followers were disenfranchised but imagine how they felt when they saw him willingly support Hillary despite the shabby treatment he received from the DNC.
That coupled with the 2008 subprime mortgage debacle and eight years of Obama left many Bernie-supporting millennials marginalized in an over-regulated stifled economy. Most had no substantive understanding of what socialism is. Millennials are a highly educated group with historic student loan debt living in a country that promotes government dependence, Jihad Islamic denial, open borders, identity politics that made hate acceptable. Obama is a polarizing president who delivered hostile messages with erudite charm making his behavior acceptable only to those who could not see beneath his contempt.
Along with the majority of white female Trump supporters the Democratic party received a 5% lower millennial-turnout compared to 2012 and a 20 point millennial-drop in some crucial swing states that contributed to Hillary’s loss.
Hillary, not discernibly different from Obama, was the candidate under potential indictment during most of the election. Comey’s FBI investigation hung over her like a dark cloud. She had committed acts of treason that the progressives on both coasts were willing to overlook. It was party elitism, exclusion, sexism and her purported well deserved shot at the title – electing the first woman president.
Problem was, Hillary was a lousy pick. Her gender had little to do with her loss.
Her soiled party tried hard to make her candidacy viable buttressed by a Soros-bought & sold liberal media, a corrupt and politicized DOJ, FBI and State Department along with slick programmed violence and media slime to demean Trump’s rallies and credibility.
This was her nomination to lose, not Trump’s.
Trump worked relentlessly with no intention of losing, galvanizing the electorate and the thousands who attended his rallies.
Hillary created her own challenges over a long specious career that led to an FBI investigation that should have resulted in an indictment. She needed to reach out to the long ignored within her party – white working class men and women.
Most damning was Hillary’s recent behavior as Secretary of State and her complicit pay-to-play that fed the Clinton Foundation millions. Her presidential bid did not deter her insatiable greed for money. She was, after all, Hillary Clinton. Nothing was going to stop her bid for the presidency because she was above the law, certainly in her own mind.
Media spin declared her win!
She bought it!
For some women Hillary could be forgiven, but for many hard working women her candidacy wasn’t possible. They believed their country was on the wrong track. They weren’t alone; nearly three-quarters of American voters believed the same thing. Meanwhile, working class women watched the men in their lives get emasculated by a bad economy. That took precedence over their need to vote gender and who can blame them. They stood up for their personal truth but so did many college educated women to a lesser degree.
Trump was the only candidate paying attention and he was handsomely rewarded by winning the presidency.
Hillary was oblivious to these concerns, led by consultants who lost sight of the big picture and exacerbated by her history of criminal misconduct. Looking back, it makes sense.
Internalized misogyny had nothing to do with it. Elitism and unlawfulness over a lifetime did!
Perhaps now with free enterprise rekindled by a Trump presidency, 80 million millennials will get their first taste of how opportunity can turn life’s fortunes to their advantage.