This morning, I saw a reporter talking to Trump voters in Michigan. Employed or unemployed, the common thread among them was desperation to survive in a weak economy. That weak economy was the product of a deliberate GOP strategy to squeeze the economy until the electorate gave up and voted the GOP back into power. They never expected the voters to resist for 8 years; they expected to be back in power with Mitt in 2012. If Mitt had been elected, the GOP would have followed their usual game plan and returned to deficit spending to restart the economy. That did not happen in 2012 and in 2016, the GOP nominated and then elected a non-normal candidate in Donald Trump. People will do strange things and violate their norms when they are desperate.