What’s to blame for the loss of middle-class jobs (particularly in manufacturing) in the heartland of America? Ask an economist and you’ll hear it’s due to a combination of factors, primarily increased efficiency through mechanization, and globalization.
Ask a liberal elitist, and you’ll learn it’s the fault of the citizens who live there for not being progressive enough!
As the Daily Caller reported:
One Silicon Valley executive had a few choice words to describe Americans living in the heart of the nation, and they were not flattering.
Melinda Byerley, MBA and founder of Timeshare CMO, a Silicon Valley-based tech start-up, tweeted out Saturday afternoon describing what middle America could do to “get more jobs in their area.”Byerley says that the first thing those in middle America need to realize is that “no educated person wants to live in a sh*thole with stupid people.” Particularly, in a “sh*thole” filled with people who are “violent, racist, and/or misogynistic.” In Byerley’s opinion, “big corporations,” do not consider moving to the heart of America because “those towns have nothing going for them.” The towns have “no infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.”
With regard to that last claim, she seems oblivious to the fact it’s the inner cities that have the worst school systems, while spending the largest amounts per student. And, perhaps those in middle America find Trump’s trillion dollar infrastructure plan appealing, if indeed the situation they’re in.
The MBA claims that “we,” the educated people, like herself, “would like to live a more rural lifestyle,” but they “won’t sacrifice tolerance or diversity to do so.” Especially, these folks do not want to live in “states where the majority of residents are voting for things against their own interests,” solely, because these voters “don’t want brown people to thrive.”
Here’s her post in its entirety:
To her credit, she did post a half-assed apology earlier today, which is better than nothing.
And Democrats wonder why they keep losing elections.
Call me crazy, but since when does alienating an entire demographic as racist, xenophobic, sexist, unsophisticated, and bigoted in countless other ways make them more likely to vote for you? For someone so happy to brand Trump’s supporters as a bunch of idiots, she sure seems offended when Trump calls people the same? In context, what he actually said was that people who think it’s not a good idea to have a positive relationship with Russia are fools.
Treat others as you’d like to be treated, Melinda.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]