They STILL don't get it. Here's the moronic narrative now coming from academia: White evangelicals are stupid, white women are stupid and Trump voters are Nazis. Unbelievable. (Along these same lines, I'll post some commentary about a recent lecture at Harvard by Civil War historian, David Blight very soon. It's classic.)
While I maintain that most of these elites are so out of touch, that they still can't get their minds around what's happened, there are a few who seem to be making an attempt. This piece at Slate, for example, has some real money quotes about reality:
The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the municipal level. Donald Trump will be president. We are going to be unpacking this night for the rest of our lives, and lives beyond that. We can’t comprehend even 1 percent of what’s just happened. But one aspect of it, minor in the overall sweep, that I’m pretty sure we can comprehend well enough right now: The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.And . . .
Think of how wrong the entire national media [and most academic historians in the blogosphere as well - same club] conversation was . . . about how the Republicans were being torn apart as a party. . . . This was wrong. Republicans don’t have a slight edge over Democrats in a decaying political system. Republicans are ascendant. Trump has given them a mission. The country is now theirs.Memo to academic historians: Remember this about being wrong--almost to the point of being delusional--about so much in America: The first step to recovery is recognizing you need help. And trust me, you need a lot of help.