The Guardian visited Bethlehem. Northampton County, Pennsy. Along with the coal counties to the north, where Democrats flipped from Obama to Trump, the results were not a complete surprise to me or a friend from the same area, both of us now in California.
The Guardian gets an interesting quote from a former steel worker: “But you know what, people like me, even though I voted for Hillary, were smart enough to know that the crap that we went through – we didn’t want any more of it.”
“[Some] Democrats stayed home, some new voters excited about Trump came out, and some Democrats crossed party lines to vote for a promise Trump made over and over, that he would make America great again,” the Guardian reads.
They voted for hope. Just the way they voted for hope eight years ago. And mostly saw just more disappointment.
The Guardian maintains it will be camping out in Northampton County for the coming year.
On the other side, the best headline all week — Fascinating poll findings: Only white Americans like Trump.
After awhile, even if you voted for the loser, it gets on your nerves. So by all means, keep it up swells.
Saw it all come down. Knew that someday the bill would come due.