“J.D. Vance thinks you are stupid,” which is how many GOP and even some Democratic lawmakers consider their constituents. Either that, or Americans are too apathetic to care. Once again, The Lincoln Project hits another ad out of the park, showing voters who their elected officials really are.
Now, the Yale Law School graduate James David (J.D.) is a candidate for U.S. senator. Unfortunately, his law firm represents the pharmaceutical company that has been responsible for hundreds of thousands of opioid deaths. Under Vance, Ohio’s overdose deaths went up 26 percent.
Vance is best known for his book Hillbilly Elegy, which has now been made into a movie. His book shows how hard it is for people to escape “abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma:”
‘[N]ever fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history.’
Still, Vance just laughed all the way to his million-dollar mansion. But is the joke on his “stupid” constituents or Vance:
‘J.D. Vance thinks Ohio voters are too stupid to figure out the truth.’
J.D. Vance thinks Ohio voters are too stupid to figure out the truth. pic.twitter.com/OH7W4RUoBw
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 31, 2022
His publisher Harper Collins wrote:
‘[T]his is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.’
Not the way to win the hearts and minds of voters, is it?
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