'And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations'...
Some more realistic reasons for the frustrations with people who ‘aren’t like them’ are:
1. ‘These people’ are 800% more likely to commit crimes;
2. 70+% of children born to ‘these people’ don’t have fathers;
3. When ‘these people’ move into an area like, say Detroit, housing prices drop to the current median home value of $22,000;
4. Schools break down in the presence of ‘these people’s’ children;
5. ‘These people’ demand and receive special treatment, including hundreds of billions of taxpayer money, and then continue to bitch;
6. We didn’t have weekly Interstate shoot-outs before ‘these people’ were welcomed into the Country;
7. In general, small-town Americans recognize that immigrant communities quickly come to look like society in the immigrant’s country-of-origin. And most small-town Americans have no desire to live in Somalia.
And when ‘these people’ hoot and holler at church when their leader screams ‘God Damn America’, that doesn’t sit well either. Don’t flatter yourself Barack; we’re not scared, just unimpressed.
Your typical religious gun-owning American, bred into me just the way I is.