Most of Rural White America Will Stick with Trump Till the Last Dog Dies

I’m a 67-year-old rural white guy from a small town in deepest western Kentucky.

I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. But a lot of Americans in my demographic did.

I’d bet the family’s eight-year-old Chevy Impala that most of them will stick with the president till the last dog dies.

I know the polls say Trump’s in trouble. (The polls also said my choice for president would win.)

The administration is in “meltdown” and in a “perpetual state of chaos” claims Chris Hayes, one of my favorite stars in the MSNBC crown.

“If Rural Voters Were Angry Before, Wait Until The GOP Repeals Obamacare,” predicts the headline on a Huffington Post story by Michael McAuliffe and Laura Barron-Lopez.

I’m also a fan of HP. But I wouldn’t wager a cup of coffee that the Trump yeomanry will revolt if the GOP guts the Affordable Care Act.

“Meltdown?” “Chaos?”  “Lies” from the city slicker Hayes, another media “enemy of the people,” replies the white heartland.

We Kentuckians have seen this movie.

“Kentucky counties with highest Medicaid rates backed Matt Bevin, who plans to cut Medicaid,” proclaimed the headline on John Cheves’ Nov. 14, 2015, Lexington Herald-Leader story.

“Bevin” is Kentucky’s tea party-tilting Republican governor. He got elected (not with my vote) after vowing to cut the state’s Medicaid program and axe Kynect, the state’s health care exchange under the ACA.

About half a million Kentuckians got health insurance via connect, about 425,000 through Medicaid, Cheves wrote.

Jack Conway, the state’s Democratic attorney general, was pro-Kynect. Bevin won with 52.5 percent of the vote. Conway got 48.3 and an independent managed 3.7 percent…

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