In the “What does Middle America see in Trump” thread, **Ann Hedonia **wrote a terrific post - a liberal trying to show things from the perspective of a Trump voter. It is very long, so I have it spoiled so as not to clutter up the thread.
In the same thread, someone also complained that liberals are told all the time how they must learn to understand how Trump voters think, but that the favor is never returned - that conservatives aren’t told that they need to understand how urban liberals think.
So it is only fair to have a counterpart thread - what Trump voters need to understand about why urban liberals vote the way urban liberals do. Can someone write up an opposite version of what Ann Hedonia did - write about what explains the urban/blue voter mindset, **in a way that Trump voters can sympathize and relate to? **
[spoiler]Some starter stuff:
Seeing numerous mass shootings, but conservatives only offer up thoughts and prayers and call for even more guns;
Being born gay/lesbian, but conservatives then insist that LGBT convert to being straight, or at least don’t get married;
A woman wanting an abortion, but being told that she can’t or shouldn’t;
Struggling on minimum wage and unable to get by in an era of spiraling living cost;
Being atheist, Muslim or other, and frustrated by living in a nation that is majority Christian;
Being alarmed over climate change; but seeing conservatives doing nothing and indeed flat-out denying it;
Seeing a defense budget of over $700 billion annually;
Seeing big companies like Boeing get bailouts instead of having to run a properly tight financial ship;
Being frustrated at seeing the top 1 percent control or amass an immense amount of wealth;
Having tough questions about God and Christianity, but Christians only offering up trite cliches and platitudes;
Having a healthcare system that charges tens of thousands of dollars and bankrupts patients;
Seeing conservatives call for “fiscal responsibility,” yet run up huge Bush and Trump deficits[/spoiler]