The Coalition of the Fringes is tearing and fraying more and more by the day.
In response to the public pillorying of Mike Pence, #BoycottHamilton started up. Yes, it’s silly to think a status-signalling display of conspicuous consumption where the dynamic is one of artificially restricted supply designed to insure demand remains unsatisfied is vulnerable to a boycott, but the reactions to the aspiring boycott are useful for revealing to the middle (and the bottom) how much the top despises it:
We can further stir the pot by pointing out how every attack on the middle is an even harsher attack on the bottom. Yes, Republicans are more intelligent than Democrats because of you know who, and yes, more Trump voters than Clinton supporters are able to afford Hamilton tickets because of you know who:
To give the shiv a little twist, keep in mind that Trump did better in flyover country and in rural areas where the cost-of-living tends to be lower than on the coasts and in densely populated areas where Clinton did better. Consequently the Trump voters’ advantage in terms of real standard-of-living is even greater than is their advantage in terms of nominal income.
Here’s another one:
For a figurative backhand, we could point out that Republicans are more knowledgeable than Democrats are about things like current events and history.