Political liberals in the United States viewed Barack Obama as a unifying force, but the reality is that he was quite divisive. He pitted urban elites against rural voters who, in his words, “bitterly cling to their guns and religion.” He pitted black voters against white voters. He pitted the young against the old. He pitted secular voters against religious voters. He pitted men against women. Your unwillingness to acknowledge this is a measure of your partisanship. His tenor and tone, which he even admitted and apologized for in his last State of the Union address, contributed to the risk of Donald Trump.
I won’t expect people who think the Iran deal will keep Iran from getting nukes to be honest enough to admit this, but it is true.
And now Donald Trump has taken the divisiveness of Barack Obama and put it on steroids.
And Trump’s greatest asset and secret weapon in his divide and conquer strategy is the American left.