The 2016 presidential election results created strife and discontent throughout factions of the political left, especially among lifestyle liberals.
Shocked and horrified by then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s landslide victory over Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, progressives took to atypical coping methods to deal with the election’s outcome.
Traumatized protesters bellowed toward the sky after coming to the realization that middle America had secured a conservative populist’s residency at the White House.
Left-wing media did their part as well, taking on the role of therapist for devastated readers in their time of need. Numerous outlets published articles offering strategies that their audiences could employ to help them overcome their newly recognized grim political reality.
In a recent appearance on the “Timcast IRL” podcast, Libby Emmons, editor-in-chief of conservative magazine The Post Millennial, detailed the post-election resentment that she witnessed in upscale New York.
While discussing the fallout of Clinton’s defeat, Emmons described the despairing vibe a day after the election at a popular Brooklyn grocery market regularly patronized by well-to-do residents.
Emmons detailed that one customer, in particular, already unnerved by Trump’s victory, was not pleased when the iconic chords of “Sweet Home Alabama” began playing over the store’s PA system.
“I went to Fairway in Brooklyn the next day, which is like an extremely yuppie grocery store, and there were people crying, sobbing as they were picking out their frozen vegan waffles,” Emmons described to host Tim Pool. “And then ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ came on like over the PA system. This older woman walked up to like one of the people that worked there and said, ‘Now I really think this is in poor taste. Can we at least change this song?'”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 4, 2022
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL