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Sat Jun 27, 2020, 09:09 AM

Republicans' self-delusion about the fake "populist"

Although Donald Trump expresses "populist" ideas to his followers, he doesn't do it to further some social political agenda. He excites and entertains his supporters, only to further his own personal agenda. He has no big political ideas. It is all about him.

The "self-delusion" of Republicans is in their acceptance of his "populist" message. He's like a showman to them. He is a reality-TV star. They do not see the person behind the persona.

They do not see the salesman. They do not see the PR con man. They do not see someone willing to break the law. They do not see the liar.

They do not see the autocrat. They do not see the criminal. They do not see a person that uses people and discards them when they are of no more use to him.

Will the self-delusion ever cease?

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Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2020 #1

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Sat Jun 27, 2020, 10:31 AM

1. Delusion cease? Qualified yes. Your point about fake populist? 100%

Before too long the delusion will cease, more or less.

Round about 1980, about 10-15% of the population would admit to having voted for Nixon and still supported him.

It will get that way too with tRump.

After a while, which will seem like too long a while because it has already been too long a time.

There will always be a core that believe he was the greatest president evah.

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