Donald Trump, Junior, said to a cheering crowd a few days ago “You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism.” Teachers were enraged, but the general public is so used to ridiculous and offensive statements from the Trump family that it barely caused a ripple. It was sort of like when his Dad said “I love uneducated people. I think sometimes they are the smartest people.” It was sort of shocking to anyone with working brain, but uneducated people loved it. Finally, somebody telling them they were smart.
They know their audience, you’ve got to give them credit for that. These people, most of them at any rate, probably resented the hell out of their teachers. Their teachers who made them feel stupid by giving them bad grades, deliberately calling on them in class when they didn’t know the answer, showing obvious frustration with their slow reading speed, and on and on.
Now, here’s somebody to tell them that their teachers are losers and they were really the smart ones all along. Of course they’re going to cheer for that.
And it’s something the DNC can’t deal with. Their strategy, over the past 3 or 4 decades, has been to move steadily to the right, thinking that they could appease conservative voters and those on the left would continue to support them because, no matter how far to the right they went, the Republicans were still further.
I suppose the centrist Democrats could try to appeal to the uneducated crowd, by using simpler words and not talking about concepts like Anthropogenic Climate Change, but it would be futile. It will never be possible to out-stupid the Republicans.
The only way to beat them is to talk, and vote, intelligently.