Or, as the they are "affectionately" known to NatPo opiner Terry Glavin, "hillbillies and hayseeds":
The penny has got to drop at some point, even among the self-aggrandizing galaxy of A-list celebrities, Democracy Now pundits and Daily Show guests that constitute what is derisively known as America’s liberal elite. What we’re seeing is the fruit of all their years of cultivating contempt and mockery of the hillbillies and the hayseeds that are too stupid to be in thrall of the genius U.S. President Barack Obama. That abandoned mass of Americans is now Trump’s base, and the worst and most cunning of the racists and xenophobes among them are now exacting their revenge.No hillbilly, hayseed, racist or xenophobe--or, for that matter, Donald Trump fan--am I. But even I can see that "that abandoned mass of Americans" is revolted by the Washington double standard which sees a Republican president chased out of office for a two-bit break-in while a Democrat who flouts the law multiple times, compromises America's security to a terrifying degree, and then lies about it all, gets to "crack the glass" ceiling during a Philadelphia coronation.
In other words: It's the corruption, stupid.
That and the observable truth that the Left is running the country into the ground while ignoring the jihad.
Update: Another part of the switcheroo (as if the Dems and GOPers have underdone some sort of political Freaky Friday)--the donkeys are now sunny and optimistic, a la Ronald Reagan, and the elephants are now woebegone and malaise-y, a la Jimmy Carter.
Update: Obama says, "We don't fear the future--we shape it."
Yes, but his kind of "shaping" makes a mess of things and empowers all the wrong people (i.e. Leftists whose lust for power is unslakable).
Update: Democrats claim patriotism, God and American exceptionalism at convention