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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:13 PM

 

Trump voters have a severe mental flaw that is not talked about much.

Trump has insulted his voters everyday he has been in office. He insults them every time he tweets.

Years ago when Trump said this, I could shoot somebody on 5th ave and my voters would not care. That was not a compliment. That was a bigly insult that went right over the Trump voters heads. He was saying he owned his voters.

Every lie, tweet, Trump has made was directed at his voters because he knows they are fools who will believe anything he says. They unconditionally dismiss any crazy act, statement Trump makes.

I could never have imagined millions of Americans could be insulted every fucking day by a lunatic and not notice.

The legacy of Trump voters is being written, it will be for all time and it will be strongly ugly.

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Reply Trump voters have a severe mental flaw that is not talked about much. (Original post)
shockey80 Jun 17 OP
RockRaven Jun 17 #1
kimbutgar Jun 17 #2
Dream Girl Jun 17 #3
dmr Jun 17 #28
scarytomcat Jun 18 #31
Walleye Jun 17 #4
volstork Jun 17 #16
wnylib Jun 17 #19
Ingersollman Jun 19 #35
BComplex Jun 17 #5
bigtime Jun 17 #14
AleksS Jun 17 #6
bucolic_frolic Jun 17 #7
mnmoderatedem Jun 17 #8
KS Toronado Jun 17 #9
bucolic_frolic Jun 17 #11
Locrian Jun 17 #13
LiberalLoner Jun 17 #29
Duncan Grant Jun 18 #30
Karadeniz Jun 17 #10
bigtime Jun 17 #12
ashling Jun 17 #15
crickets Jun 17 #18
wnylib Jun 17 #21
BComplex Jun 17 #23
Niagara Jun 17 #27
mwb970 Jun 17 #17
scarytomcat Jun 18 #32
Cosmocat Jun 17 #20
wnylib Jun 17 #22
Gothmog Jun 17 #24
ooky Jun 17 #25
Skittles Jun 17 #26
louis-t Jun 18 #33
keithbvadu2 Jun 18 #34

Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:19 PM

1. Every blatant laughable lie Trump spews is an assertion of dominance over his followers

And they pathetically parrot his transparent nonsense as an expression of their fealty and revel in their own abjection.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:20 PM

2. All the MF45 supporters I personally know have complained about their f'ed childhoods

If you don’t get the nurturing you need growing up or someone who gives you confidence when you’re an adult one can easily become a hateful unhinged mentally ill person.

Definition of MF 45 And his supporters.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:24 PM

3. How did this happen. I seem to recall in the first of 2016 he didn't have a huge following until

He did. How did he flip so many. When and how did they become bamboozled

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:51 PM

28. I think some, but not all, were swayed by the GOP's acquiescence.

If their silence means he's okay, then he's okay. After this, those people just fell in line. No minds of their own.

Add to Fox, Rush, etc that also acquiesced (remember in the very beginning, Trump was considered a crazy disaster) ... well, there you go.

It's all about not having minds of their own. Followers to their own detriment.

I'd feel sorry for them, but I don't. I do feel bad for all the rest of us, though. We get punished for their lack of will and critical thinking.

I said a long time ago that if the GOP stood up to Trump, the base would begin to follow. At least some of them. You know, peer pressure. Sounds so junior high schoolish.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:07 PM

31. He was on TV for free every day spouting his crazy shit

Hanuty, Morning Joe and others gave him free air time to campaign
Hilary got nothing but insulted and lied about and still she won the popular vote
Dipshit was a celebrity TV personality he had a leg up
Hilary had faced decades of harassment and hatred

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:29 PM

4. And most of the GOP Senators, many that he's insulted personally

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Response to Walleye (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:52 PM

16. He's got dirt on them.

Exhibit One: Lindsey Graham

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Response to volstork (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 04:11 PM

19. Well, His pal Vlad did used to

be the head of a spy agency.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 09:38 AM

35. Remember

that the RNC was hacked prior to the 2016 election just as the DNC was. Why has there been no release of damaging information on anyone in the GOP? I'll tell you why. Vlad is using it as kompromat.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:29 PM

5. The trump supporters have no self respect. They have arrogance, which is usually

an indication of a lack of self respect.

Arrogance is usually an argument you have with yourself as to whether you're totally worthless or not.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:43 PM

14. i believe this to be correct

I posted something similar below before I read your post. You put it much more concisely.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:51 PM

6. They don't care though. They're the kids

Who hang around the bully at school, not caring that he insults them as long he insults others too and lets them join in.

As long as trump emboldens them to insult others (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. ) they’ll keep eating his excrement with a smile on their faces.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:25 PM

7. I think MAGAts envy his narcissism and power and view him as their role model

They wish to be more like him, so they can take out their rage on others. Look at the way they treat people. They only care about how they can get more money, more possessions, and more victims to feed their sense of power.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:28 PM

8. not enough time

to get through all of trump supporters' mental flaws, there are just not enough hours in the day...

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:31 PM

9. Wonder if all the stupidity we're seeing today is the result of lack of discipline in schools and

parents being unable to spank kids at home?

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

11. That's a new angle

Spanking raises IQ.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:43 PM

13. basically the opposite for the trump supporters

I see it in a lot of old high school guys I knew

Daddy spanked (and beat) the crap out of them
If not, psychologically abused them, didn't think they were "worth" anything, etc
It's classic authoritarian / abuser.

1) Daddy is never wrong
2) They must have "made" him do it
3) Daddy is just showing them how much he loves them.

Go to beginning: Daddy is never wrong

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Response to Locrian (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 08:49 PM

29. +1

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 12:16 PM

30. You might want to read up on trauma and child abuse (or use the sarcasm tag). eom

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:33 PM

10. Saying his base would ignore murder tells us neither he nor his base cares about rule of law,

A lethal quaity for a democracy to function.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:40 PM

12. if you respect someone you don't lie to them constantly

He holds nothing but absolute disdain for the public. He would never in a million years socialize with the people who vote for him. You're right that his behavior toward them is extremely insulting and shows complete disrespect. I believe that the people who still admire him are those who find his insults align with their own lack of self-respect.

edit: fixed word salad

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:45 PM

15. His followers vote for him

not because they think he is doing something that will help them,
but because he promises to bring harm to others they disdain.

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Response to ashling (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 04:02 PM

18. *ding!* Winner.

A Trump voter hurt by the shutdown reveals the real reason the president attracts hardcore supporters

But Crystal Minton, a secretary at the prison who is also a single mother caring for disabled parents, had a somewhat different reaction — one that reveals an essential truth about the core Trump’s political appeal.

“I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this [shutdown],” Minton told Mazzei. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.” [snip]

This is not an accident. Trump’s political victory and continuing appeal depend on a brand of politics that marginalizes and targets groups disliked by his supporters. Trump supporters don’t so much love the Republican party as they hate Democrats, a phenomenon political scientists call “negative partisanship.” They like Trump not because he sells them on the GOP, but because they believe he’ll stick it to the Democrats harder than anyone else. [snip]

Antoine Banks, a political psychologist at the University of Maryland, wrote a book on the connection between anger as an emotion and racial politics. When politicians gin up anger, an emotion that necessarily has a negative target, voters tend to think about the world in more racial (and racist) terms. Trump makes his voters angry, he centers that anger on hated targets, and that makes them want to take his side.

This is what makes Trumpism work. This is the dark heart of our political moment. Even people who are tremendously vulnerable themselves, like Crystal Minton, support Trump because of his capacity to inflict pain on others they detest. The cruelty, as the Atlantic’s Adam Serwer says, is the point.


Sad and so ugly, but true. 😕

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Response to crickets (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 04:25 PM

21. Sadly, so true. Every word.

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Response to crickets (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:00 PM

23. Wow. That totally sucks. I guess Fox "news" has done its job.

When are we going to make new laws on what is considered "news" again?

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Response to ashling (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:32 PM

27. +1 Exactly.

Cruelty is the point with him and them.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:59 PM

17. Lifelong Democrat trump became a republican to run for office.

He knew damn well that his lies and con games would never work on Democratic voters, so he targeted weak-minded religious simpletons. And voila!

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:12 PM

32. he ran to the left but is governing as a rightwing dictator

he was very populist

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 04:15 PM

20. The evil liberal boogyman

He didn't not do this to them, they have conditioned for decades by right wing propaganda:

1) They have relentlessly cast the evil liberal boogyman. This is the core element. There is this evil, hateful person out there that they have to rally around hating. Generalized and meant to include anyone not them.

2) They have had their pride stroked - you are the bestest christian and patriot. Only you love your country. You are all that is good and virtuous. And again, the evil liberal boogyman is godless, hates your country and immoral in every way.

3) Finally, you are a victim and under attack ... by the evil liberal boogyman.

These tones and messages are intended to program these people to believe that any means is justified in the battle against the liberal, and they would EAGERLY allow themselves to be disadvantaged economically, to have their health care be tenuous, etc. if they are told it hurts the liberal.

All of this was well in place before 45 came down the escalator. But, his master skill is knowing how to stoke the lesser instincts of others and took the whip from the republican party by more directly saying what they had for so long mealy mouthed around.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 04:31 PM

22. Yup. And Hillary was the ultimate

evil liberal for decades, according to the Republican party. As Bill said at the Dem convention in 2016, they went after her long ago because they jnew she was competent and good at what she does. She represented to them all that they live to hate

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:21 PM

24. trump supporters are really stupid people

It takes a very stupid person to buy the crap that trump is trying to sell

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:26 PM

25. They even repeat his lies to themselves.

I've yet to meet a Trump supporter who will admit they didn't get anything from the tax scam.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 06:29 PM

26. try to imagine Trump and his gold digger inviting them into his home

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:51 PM

33. He knows they are as immature as he is.

He plays on that.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 11:39 PM

34. Drives libruls crazy

Drives libruls crazy

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