Think Progress Editor Reaction to Branstad Pick for China Another 'Why Trump Won' Moment
Here we are a full month after the 2016 election, an election that provided what is roundly described as a "shock" to most people. Many people would pick through unexpected results in an effort to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
Progressives are far too emotional for that.
Refusing to believe that anyone other than ignorant white bigots voted for Trump, the lefties have been doubling down on the thought-free condescension that practically dug their own electoral grave.
When it was announced that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad would be the new ambassador to China in the Trump administration, Think Progress editor Ian Millhiser had this response (he has since deleted the tweet, hence the tweet from someone with the screenshot):
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) December 7, 2016
Ah, there's that sneering leftist faux superiority, replete with a lily white guy complaining about whiteness.
Even his retraction was snotty:
I deleted my tweet expressing concerns about the Branstad nomination as I've been convinced that my concern was not justified.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) December 7, 2016
Millhiser's original response was based on nothing more than knee-jerk bigotry and laziness. The attitude that he feels he needed to be convinced clings to the smugness instead of admitting he was wrong.