[Marxism] Fwd: How Barack Obama paved the way for Donald Trump | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jan 16 06:47:59 MST 2017

This time last year, fewer than four in 10 were happy with Obama’s 
economic policies. When asked last week to assess progress under Obama 
56% of Americans said the country had lost ground or stood still on the 
economy, while 48% said it had lost ground on the gap between the rich 
and poor – against just 14% who said it gained ground. These were the 
Obama coalition – black and young and poor – who did not vote in 
November, making Trump’s victory possible. Those whose hopes are not 
being met: people more likely to go to the polls because they are 
inspired about a better future than because they fear a worse one.


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