Because I misunderstood what allowing people "multiple choices" meant and flubbed up how people could select more than one choice in the poll about Elitism, I am going to try to post again, this time allowing people to answer multiple questions, instead of just one.
I'm still curious to know about those who seem to think elitism is some sort of evil and the reasons Trump got elected as an antithesis to what some feel were elites, ignoring their needs. More importantly, why they believe Trump will be any different and what evidence, but for his crude and rude ways, does anyone think he is neither an elite of the same type others are or that he cares about anyone, but himself?
I can easily see that Trump, has presented the appearance of someone (at least in this campaign, in spite of his previous positions) who is for things that represent the antithesis of what most of America seems to want (of those who voted and but for gaining the Electoral College vote and in spite of losing the popular vote).
Taken on the issues, what does Trump represent?
Immigration - illegal immigration - Most people want immigration reform, not necessarily a wall. Who has obstructed immigration reform?
Supreme Court - Trump and his supporters want a "conservative" Justice to replace Scalia, perhaps even one that is more "conservative" than even Scalia. How to get there? Obstruct the choice of a sitting President and the people (popular vote) who voted for someone who would not have chosen a "conservative" Justice
PPACA - Vote it out because private insurance companies, the only thing that republicans would allow the PPACA to pass. Obama first supported single payer. Large cost to prepare for and implement PPACA, even larger cost to repeal and then replace. Who will pay those costs?
Middle East - who knows. Trump wants to "bomb the sh*t" out of ISIS, but also does not want to involve the U.S. in more wars.
Russia? Trump wants to pull U.S. support out of NATO while becoming more friendly with Russia (what happens to the Ukraine and other places Russia has designs on?)
Taxes? Trump wants to build all kinds of things, including a wall. With his own money?
Muslims - Considering most crime in the U.S. is committed by non-Muslims, when do we start "vetting" Americans or Christians, the largest religious population in the country?
Wealth gap/jobs - How is Trump going to present incentives for hiring more Americans than cheap foreign labor, at the same time, increase the wages of the lower and middle income classes of this nation? By cutting taxes on the wealthy? Last time that was done, they got wealthier, the lower and middle classes lost jobs and their wages stagnated. Trump is a billionaire, not a member of the "common man/woman" population. How do people propose he relates to them and how do they see his plans, not his words, actually working to help them?
Lots more, but was the election about elites abandoning the common folk or was it about a divided America, some wanting things like less discrimination against LGBT and people of color, immigration reform that was not about building walls and deporting millions of people, solutions to the cost of education and loans to be able to afford the payback when U.S. corporations are both automating and looking for cheap labor in other nations. Many want to see freedom from religious oppression by those that seem to believe everyone should live by their beliefs, yet they should not have to live according to universal Constitutional equal protection under the law. Many believe this nation is not a religious state, based on one specific religion or any religion, but a state that is populated by people of many different religions and those who do not believe in organized religions or deity like entities.
"Elites" come in all forms and represent many points of view. I would contend the election was not about all elites not listening to the common man/woman, but the elites that continue to cheat the common man and obstruct other elites that have a track record of trying to doing and trying to do something for the "common man/woman", but are constantly obstructed by the elites that want to stay super wealthy by keeping the common man/woman down. Trump's track record seems to fall into the latter, yet because he has said, not done, that he will improve the situations of the common man (in spite of no track record of doing so) he is now the President Elect, based on a system he consistently called "rigged" and an Electoral College, he once called a disaster.
What has people shocked is that the contradictions and hypocrisy are so absurdly off the charts and what that says about our nation.