If Trump is successful in "bringing back jobs" to America - or at least appears to be doing so - those voters in Midwest manufacturing States will vote for him. American productivity and manufacturing was on the rise before the election - by 2020 it was projected that we would surpass China as the world's leading manufacturer - again. It was going to happen anyway, but now Trump gets to claim credit. He also will claim credit for a growing economy, rising wages, and decreased unemployment - all things that were happening before inauguration day. Four years from now, the GOP will ask, "are you better off now than you were four years ago?" and the answer may be a resounding "YES!" even if the Republicans did nothing to cause this.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
We have to move beyond the cry-baby stage. The idiotic protests. The name calling. And yes, golden globes speeches. Meryl, we love you dearly, but did you really think that Trump would resign or something in response to a very well-delivered speech? If so, you are right up there with the Times editorial staff in your naivete. Withering editorials or speeches given to a liberal audience aren't going to change anyone's mind one iota. The guy whose mind you have to change is the black barber in Milwaukee who didn't bother to vote, or the laid-off assembly line worker in Michigan who thinks that voting Democratic might somehow make him gay.