Back in the day, the media and politicians saved all of their insults for their opponent. The voter was rarely if ever a target. For some reason that seems to have changed. Probably during the Obama administration. I remember him surrounding himself with supporters, laughing and joking about people who have different points of view. Then he complained of conservatives clinging bitterly to their guns and religion. Then came Hillary’s boneheaded basket of deplorables remark. Now we have Donnie Lemon calling conservatives Illiterate rubes among other things. And yes, I know that the President has gone down this road as well.
So what’s the point? They must think that somehow attacking the voter will benefit them politically. I’m not seeing it. Do they think they can win over more voters by insulting them? What is the point of this trend? Any ideas?