Yes,these names are perjorative, and with a damn good reason. Whether the term iswhite trash, hillbilly, or redneck- the meaning is all the same; a social class that I worked very hard to escape, and that I want nothing to do with. I studied. And reconnecting with people from that part of my life means encountering the same drama and broken social environment that there ever was. I do not feel sorry for these people. I will not reevaluate my values as a result of this election. These people are unable to compete at any sort oflevel, and yet for centuries have voted for people that are diametrically opposed to their interests.
Bigotry is the problem with rural America and those those who choose to see rural America through a scope of prejudice. Rural America is no more monolithic than urban America. Most populated, rural, red counties in rural red states, take MO for example, voted 20 - 25% Clinton. Nearly a qurater of these "slobbering, tractor boys" you so fear, decided Clinton was their choice. They went 30 - 40% for Obama in 2008. That should tell you something about your 2016 candidate. The closed minded vitriol directed at these rural counties will not win you elections.
And when rural America uses "heartland" as opposed to the others, what is that? The problem with rural America is that they are not content to lead their own lives according to their own values. They want everyone to live by their values, and it isn't going to happen. They are minority, and I'm done with their rabid Christian hypocrisy. I'd like to put them and Trump behind their wall and push them off into the gulf of Mexico. This country isn't big enough for all of us, and it is time to break it up.
Bannon and Trump both used tea party Americans like toilet paper, sucking up to them just long enough to get elected and then flushed them... no different than all the other presidents across both parties for the last 40 years and probably much longer than that.
Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. We Can Thank Obama for Paving the Way.