Wed, 9 November 2016
If you think David Waldman and Greg Dworkin have a tough job bringing you KITM today, you should try listening to them. It’s excruciating. But, it is possibly necessary, and probably deserved. So, let’s all hold hands, join together and confront this head on.
Greg’s got some polls, and thoughts on how we lost, and what we lost. Data died last night. Follow Brad Heath’s thread for revealing maps and charts. Trump won a two-to-one victory in counties where the unemployment rate has improved the most since 2010. Trump's support in counties with the highest non-white population dropped to 30%, a modern low. The Rust Belt went a lot deeper red this year. Don’t blame blacks and Latinos.
We are getting a better idea of the motivations and identity and anger of Trump voters, and some insight into the identity and pain on our side as well. Half of America lost its f**king mind. Donald Trump knew how to connect with his voters.
Joan McCarter is so tired. Republicans keep the Senate, and the Supreme Court. Mitch McConnell finally says Donald Trump’s name. At least Kelly Ayotte is out. Tammy Duckworth is in. In WV a Democrat won. What’s his secret?