May 18, 2016

SHE'S THE REPUBLICAN; HE'S THE DEMOCRAT:

Clinton vs Trump: A Shift in Gender Roles (Nancy LeTourneau, 5/18/16, Political Animal)

[I]t strikes me that these two candidates have completely flipped the script of who might be expected to take which side of that argument. When I was growing up, it was the Eisenhower Republicans who claimed the mantle of being the policy wonks to the Democrats who - even as rabble rousers - were the purveyors of peace and love. Whether you see that through the prism of Mommy and Daddy parties or the Myers/Briggs binary of "thinking vs feeling," the roles between Republicans and Democrats have been completely reversed.

But the bigger cultural dynamic will come from having a woman be the thoughtful wonk and the man being all about the bluster of feelings. 

It's not just that his followers are indulging their emotions but that their main feeling is terror.
Posted by at May 18, 2016 1:41 PM

  

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