If you want to know what normalization of misogyny looks like, it's characterizing domestic violence as just a *different kind* of family values pic.twitter.com/lF9sr54i4E
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) July 2, 2018
… hasn’t publicly speculated about dating their teenage daughter?
For all their valiant attempts to “normalize” his behavior and that of his most racist supporters, Donald Trump remains an enormously unpopular and polarizing figure. So the NYTimes roots around in the Christianist swamps for a new and hopefully more convincing argument from this dude at the “ecumenical, conservative and, in some views, neoconservative religious journal” First Things…
— Angelo Muredda (@amuredda) July 2, 2018
… People I knew from college or had met in New York expressed distaste for Mr. Trump’s behavior. If they were religiously conservative, they stressed his infidelity while also objecting to his insults of women. If they were liberal, they objected to his treatment of women and viewed his infidelity as a sign that his religious supporters were hypocrites. Not a single peer of mine in New York — no matter how conservative or religious — publicly supported Mr. Trump.
In contrast, almost all of the people I know in my hometown in Nebraska proudly supported him. They glossed over his infidelities and stressed that he seemed to be a good father. They were impressed by his “respectful” sons and admired the success of his daughters.
In their book “Red Families v. Blue Families,” Naomi Cahn and June Carbone popularized the idea of “blue” and “red” family models. Blue families prize equality and companionship between spouses while putting a low value on childbearing. Red families tend to be inegalitarian or complementarian, viewing the man as the primary breadwinner and the mother as the primary caregiver. Early marriage and multiple children are typical.
Red families tend toward conservatism, and blue tend toward progressivism, but the models share an upper-class stress on respectability and a strong taboo against out-of-wedlock birth.
A third model can be found among working-class whites, blacks and Hispanics — let’s call it purple. In these families, bonds between mothers and children are prized above those between couples. Unstable relationships are the norm, and fathers quickly end up out of the picture…
Compare members of Mr. Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board to attendees at a recent conference of Trump skeptics at Wheaton College, the elite Evangelical institution. Mr. Trump’s board is overwhelmingly drawn from the Southern Baptist Convention and various Pentecostal and prosperity gospel churches. Figures at the Wheaton conference were more likely to be from Presbyterian churches, or conservative offshoots of the Episcopal Church.
These denominational differences reflect a class divide. About 35 percent of Episcopalians and 25 percent of Presbyterians have a family income above $100,000. Only 16 percent of Southern Baptists and 10 percent of the pentecostal Assemblies of God can say the same. An Episcopalian is more likely to have an advanced degree than a Southern Baptist is to have a college diploma…
Shorter NYTimes: Trump supporters tend to be undereducated bigots from denominations with a history of misogny and racism, not that there’s anything wrong with that!
As quite a few high-profile people of color have noted, Mr. Schmitz and the NYTimes blandly assume that working-class “blacks and Hispanics” voted for Trump as enthusiastically as Schmitz’s beloved Nebraskan rednecks — an empirically false statement, aka, lie.
Or why black and Latino “purple” families didn’t swoon for Trump’s values. (Seems like an exploration of that topic might have uncovered some interesting forms of economic anxiety.)
— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) July 2, 2018
‘As much as the fancy-pants elites hate to admit it, ordinary Americans love families, and imperfect though it may be, the Manson family really is a family.’
— El Çid (@EnBuenora) July 2, 2018
Man, the contortions these assholes will go through to avoid accepting that it’s just the racism they like. https://t.co/r3oBtoBu03
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) July 2, 2018
Reality: Donald Trump is caging toddlers.
NYT: Donald Trump represents purple values and please read this fiftyleventh interview we've conducted with a random white person in Kansas.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) July 2, 2018