Frank Rich: No Sympathy For The Hillbilly

In New York Magazine, Frank Rich writes off the White working class as a bunch of drug addicted hillbillies who should reap the consequences of voting against their own interests:

“On the morning after, traumatized liberals set out hunting for answers as if Election Day were 9/11 all over again. The ubiquitous question of 15 years earlier — “Why do they hate us?” — was repurposed for Donald Trump’s demolition of the political order. Why did white working-class voters reject Hillary Clinton and the Democrats? Why did they fall for a billionaire con man? Why do they hate us? …

That makes it all the more a fool’s errand for Democrats to fudge or abandon their own values to cater to the white-identity politics of the hard-core, often self-sabotaging Trump voters who helped drive the country into a ditch on Election Day. They will stick with him even though the numbers say that they will take a bigger financial hit than Clinton voters under the Republican health-care plan. …

Perhaps it’s a smarter idea to just let the GOP own these intractable voters. Liberals looking for a way to empathize with conservatives should endorse the core conservative belief in the importance of personal responsibility. Let Trump’s white working-class base take responsibility for its own votes — or in some cases failure to vote — and live with the election’s consequences. …”

Can you imagine reading an article in the “mainstream” called “No Sympathy for the Jews” which describes Jews as a bunch of left-leaning culture destroyers who vote against their own interests by supporting mass immigration to the West from Islamic countries? Yeah, me neither.

Hunter Wallace
the authorHunter Wallace
Hunter Wallace is the founder and editor of