If you can muscle your way past the language and a few flourishes of presentation, the meat of this commentary by British reporter Jonathan Pie is worth the effort. He breaks down exactly why Donald Trump just shocked the world and snatched the presidency from the entitled grasp of Hillary Clinton.
Not everyone that voted for Trump is a sexist or a racist. How many times does the vote not have to go our way before we realize that our argument isn’t won by hurling labels and insults?… When will we learn that the key is discussion? If you are unwilling to discuss, then you are creating the conditions in which Donald Trump and people like him can thrive.
This an ideologically neutral point. While Pie addresses his fellow leftists here, his observation applies to us all. Politics is about persuasion, and persuasion occurs through argument and appeal. No one was ever insulted and badgered into changing his or her mind or vote.
Watch the video on the next page (language warning).