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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:54 PM

Trumpverstehers - who are these secret Trump sympathizers and how many are out there?

*I think they are more dangerous to our democracy than the openly crazy trumpsters because they fly under our radar.

Interesting article in Atlantic Magazine...
"We know about the presidentís most vocal supporters. But what about his more discreet following?
These are not the mass of his supporters who fear the loss of jobs to global trade or automation; they are not the rural white Americans who feel threatened by immigration, ravaged by the opioid epidemic, and treated contemptuously by a bicoastal elite. In fact, by background, income, and employment, they are actually members of that elite.

Most of them are partly closeted Trumpverstehers. That is, they are judicious about to whom and how they divulge their views. But they have said enough to me that I can reconstruct their arguments for being more hostile to President Donald Trumpís critics than to him; for being unwilling to criticize him more than faintly, if at all; and in some cases, for taking an unabashedly positive view of some of his accomplishments."

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/trumps-closeted-sympathizers/564743/



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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

1. That was one of my biggest worries in 2016. I suspect my future brother in law and his clueless

suburban wife might be in that camp. At least back then.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

2. IMO I think there is a powerful movement underway to turn the US into an equivalent of

Nazi Germany with a partnership with Russia. I really think a number of very powerful people in the US want a dictatorship so they can rule the country with free will. IMO there is an awful lot going on and we only see the tip of the iceberg. The US might become a place to flee from in coming years. We'll know better after the coming elections, if one can even trust the election system in many places.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:04 PM

4. Many of these fools will be ruled too...

Not everybody is invited to the table

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Response to lame54 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:16 PM

7. Exactly, they just can't seem to comprehend what is going on. They will be rolled over too. We've

seen throughout history how this works. They must be truly illiterate when it comes to history, collapsing societies, and how dictatorial regimes work. And in many cases their wealth, whatever, will evaporate. Damn, we live in ignorant times in the US, the land of Idiocracy.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:02 PM

3. Sound like the Jackass Radicals we had to contend with for so long.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:05 PM

5. *Ugh*

I think I'm going to be sick knowing that these people are around.

BTW is Eliot Cohen a Republican? I feel like I've seen that name before.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:23 PM

9. I think Cohen is one of those never-trumper repubs

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:05 PM

6. My step brother swears he is a libertarian and voted for whats his dick...

says he does not like the Pig but he is a bigot through and through, talks about snowflakes and deep state.

He is a sympathizer, don't think he will admit to himself or anyone else though cuz I think he also realizes that the Pig could go too far.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:17 PM

8. Yep Libertarians can't be trusted

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:36 PM

10. Ugh. If true, I'm beginning to really dislike this country very much.

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