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Liberals: Stop Being So Smug and Pay Attention
My liberal friends are all laughing at Donald Trump, saying what an idiot he is. His convention speech is being dismissed by these people as a lot of fear talk. But he is addressing issues that people in the heartland really care about.
If you really don't think jobs lost to trade deals matter to working class America, you are completely out of touch.
If you don't care what has happened to these people, you probably benefit from the "rigged economy" Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have railed against all season.
Of course people worry about crime. They are scared to death of terrorist attacks. Trade deals with China do seem shady.
Many think our immigration system is completely broken and who can argue with them? Do we really want to stick with the system we've got? Does our current system make you feel safe?
Many feel like they are slip-sliding away -- they've been "forgotten" as Trump argued in his acceptance speech.
They are mad, they are feeling helpless. They want someone to be their voice. It's almost to the point now that they want REVENGE.
For a lot of demographic and other reasons, Hillary might have an electoral college edge as of today. But she would be well advised to pay attention to the issues Trump is running on.
Liberals might not like Trump's proposals, but are the Democrats offering anything better?
If Hillary Clinton doesn't get serious about these issues, Democrats might be in for a rude shock come November 8.
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