The unprotected class has spoken

By Tom Quiner

Peggy Noonan nailed it.

Earlier on in the campaign, she suggested that Donald Trump spoke to the legions of Americans who felt that the Washington power structure on the Right and the Left didn’t care about them, or take them seriously.

They felt ‘unprotected’ since they weren’t black, brown, a woman, gay, or transgendered.

Ms. Noonan summarized her thesis in today’s Wall Street Journal:

“Those who come to this space know why I think what happened, happened. The unprotected people of America, who have to live with Washington’s policies, rebelled against the protected, who make and defend those policies and who care little if at all about the unprotected. That broke bonds of loyalty and allegiance. Tuesday was in effect an uprising of the unprotected. It was part of the push-back against detached elites that is sweeping the West and was seen most recently in the Brexit vote.”


  1. parrillaturi on November 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Great post. Even though the unprotected spoke out on Tuesday, the establishment, due to their arrogant mind set, will continue to blame others, instead of listening to the message sent that day. These elitist, who feel entitled, will continue to think that their ways are the answer to all woes and ills, and that we, the people must succumb to their whims. Well, they had a bad hair day on 11/08/16. Long live the unprotected.

    • quinersdiner on November 13, 2016 at 7:32 am

      And let us pray they are no longer unprotected.

      • parrillaturi on November 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

        Amen, Brother. Blessings.

  2. d. knapp on November 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    The left is already planning to take the DNC even farther left. They think they lost b/c they weren’t far enough in La-La land to get their hands on the unicorns, Hopefully this idea causes them to lose a lot of the seats in congress up in 2018. They’re mostly in states Trump won or just barely lost. If the RNC doesnt misunderstand what just happened and the left does, there may be a supermajority of elephants in DC for the 1st time in too long. Lets pray it happens and it isnt wasted.

    • quinersdiner on November 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      A worthy prayer. I’m in!