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Has DJT Handed JD Vance his 'Hillbilly Eulogy' Endorsement?


Air Muscle
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Dec 1, 2020
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Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, appears to understand both DJT and Mr Vance being close to the same. To be honest, I really wanted to give Mr Kuttner's renaming of Vance's book title 'Hillbilly Elegy' as Hillbilly Eulogy a shoutout in the thread title. (y)

Trump's hapless efforts to play kingmaker could be the Democrats' secret weapon. In Ohio, Vance, like Trump, keeps reinventing himself and his positions. His bestselling book supposedly celebrated the grit of hillbillies, but the subtext was that people dealt a bad hand have only themselves to blame for their dysfunctional behavior.

Vance also downplayed the fact that the grandparents who rescued him from a ruined life were New Deal Democrats. In this review of Hillbilly Elegy and several other books, I referred to Vance as Charles Murray with a shit-eating grin.

Meanwhile, Trump's endorsement further splits the Republican electorate. At this writing, Vance is running fourth among Republicans in the polls.
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