re: #158 Belafon
American men - primarily white guys - think they are empowered and gain power so long as Trump stays in office. They think that anyone who isn’t white or a man in the WH will somehow diminish their civil rights or power.
It’s the perception that they lose power if someone else is wielding it from the WH is what this is about, and the GOP is built around this notion of regressive/reactionary know nothingism.
The GOP capitalizes on people thinking that if tax cuts for millionaires happens, these lower and middle class white guys somehow see a benefit. The cruel reality is that they don’t. It never seems to trickle down, and the rich get richer.
Tax cuts are easier sell than tax hikes, even among the fiscal hawk types - because they’ll first demand spending cuts (which again hurts these white guys, even if they don’t realize it).