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Wilkes Barre Hotel near Mohegan Sun Casino

For whatever reason your travel plans have you in need of a hotel in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania – whether it’s business or pleasure or you’re just passing the area – the best place to stay for luxury at its finest along with affordable prices anyone would like is Fairfield Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre.

This luxury hotel in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania comes with free Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch, a generous free breakfast sure to satisfy the whole family or all your colleagues and pleasant property additions like a fitness center. It all adds up to the best accommodations you can get in the region.

I recommend it frequently to those seeking hotels near Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs. That facility is now usually referred to as Mohegan Sun Pocono and features thousands of slot machines, on-site racing and a lot more. It’s a gambler’s paradise and an attraction in its own right for anyone who enjoys experiencing and participating in the high life.

I also like to mention this property when people are seeking a Marriott hotel in Wilkes Barre PA. While there isn’t a Marriott branded hotel in the area, this Fairfield Inn is part of the Marriott family of brands and offers excellence at every turn, just as you would expect from this well-respected and longstanding hotel company.

My hope is that you will select the Fairfield Inn and Suites no matter why you’re traveling in Pennsylvania. When you arrive, you may just find it’s the best overall value you’ve ever experienced hotels – and it’s certainly the best value in the region.

Wilkes-Barre PA travelers deserve the best – luxury at an affordable price. Why not make the great decision to stay in affordable comfort where the smart travelers stay. My advice to stay at the Fairfield Inn will prove itself to you, so why not book now?
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Ithica/Finger Lakes: Wine Trail, Casino and Hiking Trail Recommendations

My parents are taking a trip up to Ithica/Finger Lakes area next weekend.
They don’t have much of a plan besides they want to do a Wine Trail, 1 Hiking Trail (the best one) and a Casino. Any views that are around the area too are appreciated.
ALSO: They don’t really know where to stay as it’s a big area. So any recommendations that is cnetralized to be in the best location to do all of this stuff is helpful too.
This is what I was able to gather for them (if any are better let me know, or if any of these are a good recommendation, let me know also)
Wine Trail: Seneca Wine Trail (with a dinner cruise on the lake??)
Hiking Trail: 7 Tubs Area in Pinchot State Forrest in Wilkes-Barre, Watkins Glen George Trail,
Casino: Del Lago (in Geneva) and Turning Stone (1.5 hour drive)
Views: Ithica Falls Nature Area, Buttermilk Falls State Park
Thanks a lot!! Hoping to be able to relay the recommendations so my parents can have a great time!! :)
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Deadliest Mass/Spree Shootings by U.S. State (PLEASE UPDATE IF INFO IS OUTDATED!)

  1. ALABAMA: Various locations in Coffee and Geneva Counties, March 10, 2009 (11 dead including the gunman, 6 injured)
  2. ALASKA: Fairbanks, Manley Hot Springs, and along the Tanana River, April 28–May 19, 1984 (10 dead including the gunman, 1 injured)
  3. ARIZONA: Waddell Buddhist temple, August 9, 1991 (9 dead)
  4. ARKANSAS: Various locations in Dover and Russellville, December 22–28, 1987 (8 dead, 4 injured; 8 others killed by strangulation or drowning)
  5. CALIFORNIA: San Ysidro McDonald's, July 18, 1984 (22 dead including the gunman, 19 injured)
  6. COLORADO: Columbine High School, April 20, 1999 (15 dead including both gunmen, 24 injured)
  7. CONNECTICUT: Sandy Hook Elementary School and gunman's home, December 14, 2012 (28 dead including the gunman, 2 injured)
  8. DELAWARE: Prices Corner home, July 9 or 10, 2018 (5 dead including the gunman)
  9. FLORIDA: Pulse nightclub, June 12, 2016 (50 dead including the gunman, 58 injured)
  10. GEORGIA: Atlanta day trading firms, July 29, 1999 (10 dead including the gunman, 13 injured; 3 others killed by bludgeoning in past two days)
  11. HAWAII: Honolulu Xerox office, November 2, 1999 (7 dead)
  12. IDAHO: Various locations in Moscow, January 10, 2015 (3 dead, 1 injured)
  13. ILLINOIS: Tie between Lincoln Park garage, February 14, 1929; and Palatine Brown's Chicken, January 8, 1993 (7 dead each)
  14. INDIANA: Indianapolis home, June 1, 2006 (7 dead)
  15. IOWA: Tie between Algona home, December 30, 1987 (7 dead including the gunman); and two Sioux City homes, c. August 31, 2001 (7 dead)
  16. KANSAS: Winfield concert, August 13, 1903 (10 dead including the gunman, 25+ injured)
  17. KENTUCKY: Standard Gravure, September 14, 1989 (9 dead including the gunman, 12 injured)
  18. LOUISIANA: Various locations in New Orleans, December 31, 1972, and January 7, 1973 (10 dead including the gunman, 13 injured)
  19. MAINE: Two Madison homes, July 5, 2017 (4 dead including the gunman, 1 injured)
  20. MARYLAND: Capital Gazette office, June 28, 2018 (5 dead, 2 injured)
  21. MASSACHUSETTS: Edgewater Technology, December 26, 2000 (7 dead)
  22. MICHIGAN: Various locations in Grand Rapids, July 7, 2011 (8 dead including the gunman, 2 injured)
  23. MINNESOTA: Red Lake Senior High School and gunman's home, March 21, 2005 (10 dead including the gunman, 5 injured)
  24. MISSISSIPPI: Three Lincoln County homes, May 27, 2017 (8 dead, gunman injured)
  25. MISSOURI: Four Tyrone homes, February 26, 2015 (8 dead including the gunman, 1 injured)
  26. MONTANA: Emerald Casino, December 17, 2019 (4 dead including the gunman, 1 injured)
  27. NEBRASKA: Various locations in Lincoln and Bennet, December 1, 1957–January 29, 1958 (10 dead; 1 other killed in Wyoming)
  28. NEVADA: Route 91 Harvest festival and Mandalay Bay, October 1, 2017 (59 dead including the gunman, 869 injured)
  29. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Various locations in Colebrook, August 19, 1997 (4 dead; 4 others injured in Vermont)
  30. NEW JERSEY: Various locations in Camden, September 6, 1949 (13 dead, 3 injured)
  31. NEW YORK: Binghamton immigration center, April 3, 2009 (14 dead including the gunman, 4 injured)
  32. NEW MEXICO: South Valley home, January 19, 2013 (5 dead)
  33. NORTH CAROLINA: Carthage nursing home, March 29, 2009 (8 dead, 3 injured including the gunman)
  34. NORTH DAKOTA: Turtle Lake farm, April 22, 1920 (8 dead)
  35. OHIO: Hamilton home, March 30, 1975 (11 dead)
  36. OKLAHOMA: Edmond post office, August 20, 1986 (15 dead including the gunman, 6 injured)
  37. OREGON: Umpqua Community College, October 1, 2015 (10 dead including the gunman, 8 injured)
  38. PENNSYLVANIA: Various locations in Wilkes-Barre and Jenkins Township, September 25, 1982 (13 dead, 1 injured)
  39. RHODE ISLAND: Westerly apartment complex, December 19, 2019 (2 dead including the gunman, 2 injured)
  40. SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston black church, June 17, 2015 (9 dead, 1 injured)
  41. SOUTH DAKOTA: Sisseton home, November 22, 2014 (4 dead including the gunman, 1 injured)
  42. TENNESSEE: Two military installations in Chattanooga, July 16, 2015 (6 dead including the gunman, 2 injured)
  43. TEXAS: Sutherland Springs church, November 5, 2017 (27 dead including the gunman, 20 injured)
  44. UTAH: Salina POW camp, July 8, 1945 (9 dead, 19 injured)
  45. VERMONT: Two locations in Berlin, August 7, 2015 (4 dead)
  46. VIRGINIA: Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007 (33 dead including the gunman, 23 injured)
  47. WASHINGTON, D.C.: Washington Navy Yard, September 16, 2013 (13 dead including the gunman, 8 injured)
  48. WASHINGTON STATE: Seattle Chinese gambling club, February 19, 1983 (13 dead, 1 injured)
  49. WEST VIRGINIA: Various locations around Morgantown, December 1, 2014 (5 dead including the gunman)
  50. WISCONSIN: Brookfield church, March 12, 2005 (8 dead including the gunman, 4 injured)
  51. WYOMING: Cheyenne senior apartment complex, September 14, 2016 (2 dead including the gunman, 2 injured)
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What family is the Chicago Outfit?

What is the "Family name" of the Chicago Outfit?
As seen below almost all the mafias have a "family name".
New York The Five Families – operate in New York City, the New York Metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, California and Nevada.[2] Bonanno Colombo Gambino Genovese Lucchese Western New York
Buffalo crime family (Magaddino family) Rochester crime family – defunct New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family Pennsylvania Philadelphia crime family (Bruno family) Bufalino crime family (Pittston, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and the Wyoming Valley area) – nearly defunct Pittsburgh crime family (LaRocca family) New England Patriarca crime family (Boston/Providence and Connecticut areas) Midwestern United States Illinois Chicago Outfit Michigan Detroit Partnership (Zerilli family) Missouri Kansas City crime family (Civella family) St. Louis crime family (Giordano family) Ohio Cleveland crime family (Porrello family) Wisconsin Milwaukee crime family (Balistrieri family) Southern United States Alabama Birmingham crime family – defunct since 1938[4] Florida Trafficante crime family (Tampa area) - possibly defunct, Florida is considered open territory with many families operating in the area. The Chicago Outfit - is operating in South Florida The Five Families of New York have crews operating in South Florida Bonanno crime family – is operating in South Florida [5] Colombo crime family's Florida faction – is operating in South Florida Gambino crime family's Florida faction – is operating in South Florida and the Tampa Bay Area. Genovese crime family – is operating in South Florida. See soldier Albert Facchiano [6] Lucchese crime family – is operating in South Florida and Central Florida Counties of Pasco and Pinellas.[7] Decalvacante crime family - Florida faction is operating in Miami. Louisiana New Orleans crime family (Marcello family) – nearly defunct Texas Dallas crime family (Civello family) – defunct Houston crime family – defunct Western United States California Dragna crime family (Los Angeles area) - most likely defunct San Francisco crime family (Lanza family) – defunct[8] San Jose crime family (Cerrito family) – defunct [9] Nevada Las Vegas is considered open territory allowing all crime families to operate in the city's Casinos. Since the 1930s, the Los Angeles families, the Five Families of New York and the Midwest families have owned and operated in Casinos in the Las Vegas Strip.
See: Mobsters in Las Vegas Colorado Denver crime family (Smaldone family) Washington Seattle crime family (Colacurcio family)[10]
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The Dunder Mifflin Office being robbed in Season 5, Episode 5 “Crime Aid” was not a coincidence

[THEORY] In this episode, as I’m sure you all know, Michael & Holly briefly exit the building before returning back inside to fool around. The following day, our beloved characters return to their office to find that all of their possessions have been stolen, including Kevin’s surge protector.
Excluding the Scranton Strangler, we’re lead to believe that the Wilkes-Barre area is generally low crime & peaceful. So what sense does it make that it happens to be robbed on the same night that Michael & Holly haphazardly forget to lock the joint up? That’s an enormous coincidence, & one that is far too unlikely for me to accept.
I have a couple working theories.
The most fun one is that Creed, being the interesting character he is, actually spends way more time at the office than he lets on & visited sometime after Michael & Holly left the office. Then, he stole a bunch of equipment in the hopes of selling it, which is right up his alley as we’ve seen numerous times throughout the show (selling office equipment, stealing chips on casino night to get his first refrigerator from Bob Vance, etc).
My second, & prevailing theory, is that somebody from the documentary team actually did the deed of robbing the office. They were filming Michael & Holly outside the office & would have known when they left. In addition, they also would have known if they, say, forgot to lock the office in their lustful stupor. This would be a tempting draw for an opportunist looking to make a quick buck. They have access, can delete footage at will, & can use the documentary as proof that Michael & Holly left it unlocked so it could be anyone, thus giving them deniability. It’s the perfect crime. Someone on the documentary crew robbed Dunder Mifflin.
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22 [F4R] Scranton, PA - moving here next week and would love to meet locals for fun

Hey y'all, I'm about to move to the Scranton area to live with my boyfriend and attend the U. I've only visited for a brief few days and love it there. I would love to meet people around my age to go have fun (though my boyfriend swears there's nothing to do except go to Poconos?) It'll be especially hard for me later in the year when the snow hits because I'm already a terrible driver (it's okay - I'm Asian) and that won't exactly be fun being cooped up in the house. So far I've been to Lake Scranton and ate at Arena (I think that's Wilkes-Barre though), oh and that cute ice cream shop on Main st. Some things about me... I'm loud and silly. I love banana-chocolate milkshakes. I pronounce it as Wilkes-"bar". I don't smoke or participate in drugs. I aspire to be a pharmacist or dentist one day. I accidentally met my boyfriend on r4r because he thought I was crazy.
Edit: for some reason I put next week, I meant to say next month (June). Sorry!
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Anything to do around Wilkes-Barre/Scranton?

I'm in town for work related stuff and have the weekend off. Anything decent to do in Wilkes-Barre or Scranton besides the casino?
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Two insanely long rides in one night

Took a couple from the casino in Wilkes Barre to Hazleton and BACK which was about an hour & a $180 fare (they were super happy with how cheap it was!)
Took a guy to the Airport ($32.00) he forgot his ticket at home... round trip to get the ticket (another $60)
what are your longest rides?
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Listening to Trump What did millions of voters see in Trump? His speeches hold the answer - by Christian Parenti

Leaning into the mic, face flushed, speaking with unhurried and angry deliberation, Donald Trump told a cheering New Hampshire audience: "We're gonna bring businesses back. We're gonna have businesses that used to be in New Hampshire, that are now in Mexico, come back to New Hampshire. And," pausing for applause, "you can tell them, to go fuck themselves! Because, they let you down, and they left!"
The crowd roared its approval.
It has become apparent that very few coastal lefties, progressives, or liberals actually watched any full-length Trump speeches. I have a different problem: I may have watched too many. During early spring I went down a multi-week-long, late-night, Trump YouTube rabbit hole. I found myself watching hours of raw video feed of Trump campaign speeches. Insomnia got me there but I stayed for the mesmerizing dada quality of the Trump show, and for the mind-bending experience of watching a reality TV freak articulate surprisingly subversive political truths about the economy and America's role in the world.
Contrary to how he was portrayed in the mainstream media Trump did not talk only of walls, immigration bans, and deportations. In fact he usually didn't spend much time on those themes. Don't get me wrong, Trump is a racist, misogynist, and confessed sexual predator who has legitimized dangerous street-level hate. Most of all, Trump is a fraud. And his administration will almost certainly be a terrible new low in the evolution of American authoritarianism.
But the heart of his message was something different, an ersatz economic populism, which has been noted far and wide, but also a strong, usually overlooked, antiwar message. Both spoke to legitimate working-class concerns.
Furthermore, his message was delivered with passion and a strange warmth. Dare I say it? Donald Trump has charisma. It is a mix of almost comic self-confidence, emotional intelligence, a common touch, but also at times slight vulnerability. Let's face it, even the aura of sex around Trump -- sleazy and predatory, sometimes sophomoric, as in the "small hands" jokes -- was at least part of a libidinal aura.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, constrained by sexist double standards and lawyerly calculation, too often came across as bloodless. At her best moments, like facing down the vainglorious Trey Gowdy, she exuded impressive competence, brains, and steely self-control. She bested Trump in the debates. But more often, Clinton came across like a scripted and dissembling Human Resources manager.
At almost every turn the liberal pundits misunderstood, or did not hear, what Trump was saying. After his win in the Nevada caucus Trump said: "We won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated! We're the smartest people, we're the most loyal people." Liberals lampooned him, assuming that he had insulted part of his base.
A different interpretation translates those comments as: "Trump understands that it's not all my fault that I couldn't get an education. He understands that even people who don't have advanced degrees can make good decisions and are worthy of respect."
One of the few coastal elites to have cracked the Trump discursive code is the otherwise odious Peter Thiel, who told the National Press Club, "the media is always taking Trump literally. It never takes him seriously, but it always takes him literally." Voters on the other hand, said Thiel, "take Trump seriously but not literally." Bingo!
Or to translate this into the academese of Roland Barthes, perhaps Trump's discourse was more "writerly" (scriptable) than its simple sounds suggested; that is his meanings, because of the form of their delivery, were open to multiple understandings and re-assembly by the listener. Even his endlessly invoked wall, in reality a proposal for more militarized policing, could sound like a public works scheme, an infrastructure-based jobs program.
The writerly nature of Trump's rhetoric was apparent in his contradictions. He infamously kicked off his campaign with his racist "they're sending rapists" comments. But later asserted that he had "a tremendous relationship with the Mexican people." And said, "I love Mexican people." "They're great workers. They're fantastic people and they want legal immigration."
Again, the smart set smirked at Trump's inconsistency. But in the logic of the Chaos Candidate's discourse each statement was a floating signifier that audiences could use as they wished.
In Trump's discourse A does not necessarily connect to B. If you don't like A, just focus on B. The structure of Trump's discourse will never demand that all the pieces be connected. That, in part, is what he meant with the Orwellian phrase "truthful hyperbole." He has even described his own statements as mere "opening bids" in a negotiation.
Clearly, some people of color took Trump's invitation not to connect the dots and focused more on Trump's disavowal of racism than on his racist utterances. If in fact 29 percent of Latinos did vote for Trump (this shocking statistic is disputed) having sunk into the variety-show style discourse of his stump speeches, I can imagine how some people could convince themselves to overlook Trump's racism and just embrace his ersatz populism.
Hillary never insulted Mexicans or threatened to deport them. Yet she never seemed to declare her "love" for them either.
A typical Trump speech would tee-up with reference to "the wall" but then quickly pivot to economic questions: trade, jobs, descriptions of economic suffering, critiques of deindustrialization. His speeches were rambling, freewheeling, peppered with non-sequiturs and shout-outs to local businessmen, effusive thanks to key local supporters and to the crowd as a whole. "Beautiful. So, so nice. So nice. So, they say we set a record tonight."
Often Trump's sentences were just distinct phrases strung together. The lack of structure, far from boring, gave his stump talks an almost hypnotic quality. The listener could relax and just let it flow. In this regard Trump seems to a have stepped from the pages of Neil Postman's old book Amusing Ourselves To Death, in that he personified the cut-up dada style assault on coherent thought that is the essence of television.
Choppy as they were, Trump's speeches nonetheless had a clear thesis: Regular people have been getting screwed for far too long and he was going to stop it.
"When I see the crumbling roads and bridges, or the dilapidated airports, or the factories moving overseas to Mexico, or to other countries, I know these problems can all be fixed, but not by Hillary Clinton -- only by me. The fact is, we can come back bigger and better and stronger than ever before -- Jobs, jobs, jobs!" And amid the wacky bricolage he would suddenly sound like Bernie Sanders: "I would never support what has to be the craziest idea in the history of US politics: allowing the government to invest Social Security retirement funds in the stock market."
Then he might read a few poll results, mock an opponent, and move on, perhaps to praising veterans. "So backstage, I met some of the vets, the greatest people we have in this country." From there he would slide into antiwar, anti-NATO, maybe even anti-imperialist riffs, delivered not in a "woke" fashion, but rather in the "let them fight their own wars" vein of American isolationism.
"She made a terrible mistake on Libya. And not only did she make the mistake, but then they complicated the mistake by having no management once they bombed the you-know-what out of Gadhafi." He told his audiences what many of them already knew but never saw discussed on TV, that US foreign policy has delivered apocalyptic outcomes: "We would be so much better off if Gadhafi were in charge right now. If these politicians went to the beach and didn't do a thing, and we had Saddam Hussein and if we had Gadhafi in charge, instead of having terrorism all over the place, at least they killed terrorists, all right?"
Meanwhile, Hillary ramped up her anti-Russia and anti-Assad rhetoric, giving voters the impression she would deliver yet more war. Trump also linked war to economic suffering in America. Consider this, from a New Hampshire speech:
We spent $2 trillion in Iraq. China is taking a lot of the oil, just so you understand. ISIS may have it and Iran may have it, but China is taking out a lot of the oil. Can you imagine? We spent -- we never do anything right with China. We spent $2 trillion. Thousands of lives of great people, mostly young, beautiful people, wounded warriors, who I love, all over the place, all over the place, not treated properly by the way.
And then:
Iran and Iraq, they were the same. They were twins. They have wars for years -- wars, boom. One goes this way, one goes that way. One -- and I said if you take out one, the other one is going to take over. Well, we took out one and look at the mess we have. We destabilized the Middle East and it is a mess . . . I mean I'm not a fan of Saddam Hussein, but he ran the place. And, he had no weapons of mass destruction. And now instead of Saddam Hussein, we have far more brutal. We have ISIS . . . What do we get out of this? What do we get?
Much to my surprise, the young Yemeni American shopkeeper at my local convenience store in Brooklyn supported Trump. Why? Because, instead of hearing in Trump's rhetoric a threat to round up Muslims, he heard a promise to stop supplying Saudi Arabia with bombs to drop on Yemen. "Over a thousand school kids killed by those bombs! Just little kids!"
Mainstream media typically treats American imperialism as sacrosanct, beyond criticism, and so Trump's antiwar message was mostly just ignored. But in much of the heartland -- where the people who actually fight America's wars come from, and go back to with their PTSD, missing limbs, addictions, and related financial burdens -- there is deep if quiet concern about the broadly defined costs and apparent failure of our belligerent foreign policy. Even the average "low information voter" -- while perhaps confused about the details -- knows that the country is at war, that this is expensive, kills people, and doesn't seem to lead to peace.
On election eve a friend in Alabama, a combat-disabled Iraq veteran turned contractor, sent me the following text:
I'll tell you man, this is how we won. Some percent of minorities, LGBT, women and Muslims crossed over . . . People are sick of the corruption and trump is going to be very socially liberal, minus abortion. And his spending priorities are totally anti-conservative, minus military. Honestly man, I'm praying that he doesn't let the system change him. It's gonna be a lot harder than he thinks. Fuck Koch brothers. And Fuck Paul Ryan too.
Turns out my Trump-supporting friend was to some extent correct. Despite Trump's infamous bigotry he outperformed both Romney and McCain among African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos.
These were Hillary's firewalls and they all cracked, at least enough for a few sparks to get through. Half a million black women who voted for Obama in 2012 stayed home in 2016. 13 percent of black men voted for Trump. And where Obama got 60 percent of voters making under $50,000 in 2012, Hillary was closer to 50 percent. That's not a crack; it's a gaping hole.
The Democratic Party establishment, now spinning desperately to cover their own strategic incompetence, is blaming the white working class as "deplorable" racists. Progressives and leftists who echo this line are making the worst mistake possible.
If Trump's victory were merely the result of racism how could it be that many white blue-collar, rust-belt areas voted for Obama by wide margins in 2008 and 2012 but then voted Trump? Obama received 1.5 million more votes from white men than did Hillary.
If Trump's victory were just sexism how could it be that 42 percent of women with college degrees voted for him? Something deeper is going on.
Nate Cohn of the New York Times described the geography:
The Wyoming River Valley of Pennsylvania -- which includes Scranton and Wilkes-Barre -- voted for Mr. Trump. It had voted for Mr. Obama by double digits. Youngstown, Ohio, where Mr. Obama won by more than 20 points in 2012, was basically a draw. Mr. Trump swept the string of traditionally Democratic and old industrial towns along Lake Erie. Counties that supported Mr. Obama in 2012 voted for Mr. Trump by 20 points.
Obama won Iowa in 2012; Trump won it this time. That same pattern -- Clinton underperforming Barack Obama among white working-class voters -- spread all across the upper Midwest and Northeast. This cost her key electoral college states she had expected to win, most notably Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
What was it that the voters saw in Trump? The mainstream media version of Trump was as a crazy and brutal pig -- not entirely untrue. The words "huge" and "tremendous" were leitmotifs in mocking Trump's limited vocabulary. But his stump speech lexicon also included "loyalty" "win" "pledge" "beautiful" and "love" -- lots and lots of "love."
In that New Hampshire speech where Trump dropped the F-bomb he followed it up with: "We want the businesses that stayed. I've toured a lot of businesses that stayed. It's hard for them to stay . . . those are the ones that we have to love and cherish."
Or consider the particularly emotional exchange Trump had with a father from upstate New York. "I lost my son two years ago to a heroin overdose," says the father from off camera. "Well, you know they have a tremendous problem in New Hampshire with the heroin," says Trump. "Unbelievable. It's always the first question I get, and they have a problem all over. And it comes through the border. We're going to build a wall."
Then, instead of moralizing anger, playing against type come compassion and respect: "In all fairness to your son, it's a tough thing. Some very, very strong people have not been able to get off it. So we have to work with people to get off it."
At this point it becomes clear that the bereaved father has started to cry. Trump shifts to tough-guy reassuring. "You just relax, OK? Yeah, it's a tough deal. Come on. It's a tough deal." And, in a veiled reference to Trump's own brother's death from alcoholism, "I know what you went through." Then, to the audience while pointing at the father: "He's a great father, I can see it. And your son is proud of you. Your son is proud of you. It's tough stuff, it's tough stuff, and it could be stopped."
My point is not that we should like Trump but rather that the Left must understand why almost sixty million Americans voted for him. The answer seems clear: it was Trump's ersatz populism, antiwar message, and his ability to, in a Bill Clinton style, "feel" people's real pain.
Ultimately, the Democratic establishment brought this loss on themselves. They spurned and tried to sabotage Bernie Sanders and his class message. Trump took the Bernie-style populism, emptied it of real class politics, reduced it to a jumble of affective associations, and used it to beat up the smug liberals of the professional managerial class. It worked.
Alas, too bad for all those well-meaning Trump voters and everyone else. Trump is a fraud, a ripoff artist who leaves unpaid bills and collapsed casinos in his wake.
The next four years look very grim indeed. As president he will attempt to govern by Twitter and soundbite, dragging American political discourse deeper into the muck. The worst-case scenario is that Trump will establish a modus vivendi with the far-right Koch-brother-led wing of the GOP and achieve a historic gutting of the regulatory state plus a momentary debt, tax-cut, and infrastructure-funded economic boom. This could consolidate a new right-wing populist base -- at least until it all comes crashing down. If the Democrats continue shunning the working class, they will only help solidify Trumpism.
Or perhaps the Chaos Candidate's colossal ego, infamously short attention span, and apparent pleasure in firing people will produce the Chaos Cabinet and exacerbate divisions within the GOP and paralysis on the policy front. Perhaps, the Clinton- DNC cabal can be broken up and run off and the Democratic Party can re-launch on the basis of a neo-Rooseveltian/Sanders style set of programs.
Either way, the grassroots left -- as in social movements, advocacy groups, and organized labor -- faces scary and unprecedented challenges.
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