Reading Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance at the moment. It is an interesting insight into white conservative America. JD is a conservative, served four years in the marines and then went to Yale Law. Here is an extract and it fits so perfectly with those who despise Obama but love Trump. They remind me of a lot of posters on this board. "President Obama came on the scene right as so many people in my community began to believe that the modern America meritocracy was not built for them. We know we're not doing well. We see it every day in the obituaries for teenage kids that conspicuously omit the cause of death (reading between the lines overdose), in the deadbeats we watch our daughters waste their time with. Barack Obama strikes at the heart of our deepest insecurities. He is a good father while many of us aren't. He wears suits to his job while we wear overalls, if we're lucky enough to have a job at all. His wife tells us that we shouldn't be feeding our children certain foods, and we hate her for it - not because we think she is wrong but because we know she is right." Remember this guy is a conservative. Basically he is saying in this particular chapter, "Get off your arse and do something about it. Stop looking for excuses."