THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022
Donald J. Trump and the border: As we noted this morning, Uvalde County voted for Donald J. Trump in Campaign 2020.
It did so by a 20-point margin! The county is three-quarters Hispanic, but Trump won going away.
What can our frequently self-impressed tribe possibly learn from such a result? We're not sure, but other such electoral results can be found on this fascinating county-by-county Texas map of 2020 election results.
As you can see by moving your cursor, Uvalde County is two counties over from San Antonio, directly to the west. As you can also see, it isn't a literal "border county"—and a raft of counties to the south and to the east, including some along the border proper, voted for Candidate Biden.
That said, other counties on the border did vote for Candidate Trump. Let your cursor do the walking! Trump won Val Verde County, hard on the border, by a solid ten points—and the county is more than 80 percent Hispanic.
We in our tribe have long advanced certain tales about future electoral success. Our thought leaders have long predicted the inevitable outcome of demographic change. Once the nation became "majority minority," we Dems would never lose!
We liberals have fed off that theory for quite a few years now. For better or worse, quite a few of our neighbors and friends—quite a few of our fellow citizens—have been walking away from their assigned roles in this morality play.
Our blue tribe needs to think about this. We need to understand the values and concerns of real people, including the many people we may not always seem to fully understand or respect.