Why? Why the craziness ever since November 2016?
Over the past seven years, I’ve spent considerable time trying to figure out why anybody I knew would vote for Trump. And I came up with quite a few scientific and quasi-scientific explanations, which satisfied me for a time.
Why did anybody I know vote for Trump? Why would anybody still be supporting the madness?
There was one central suspicion a lot of us had. Today I found this tweet from Luke Zaleski, the legal affairs editor at Condé Nast. It answers every question:
I don’t think you could overstate how completely Obama broke their minds. The fact that a black man was the most powerful person in the world for eight years and was popular and largely successful absolutely destroyed white power mythology and psychology and was their apocalypse.