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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:48 PM

NYT, Charles Blow Op Ed "Trump's Army of Angry White Men"

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This Group Will Continue to Fight for Trump and He Knows That

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/opinion/trump-white-men-election.html

This election will test the country’s core. Who are we? How did we come to this? How did this country elect Donald Trump and does it have the collective constitution to admit the error and reverse it?

At the moment, Joe Biden is leading in the polls, but the fact that Trump is even close — and still has a chance, however slim, to be re-elected — is for a person like me, a Black man, astounding. I assume that there are many women, Muslims, immigrants, Mexicans and people from Haiti and African nations he disparaged who feel the same way.

Trump is the president of the United States because a majority of white people in this country wanted him to be. Perhaps some supported him despite his obvious flaws, but others undoubtedly saw those flaws as laudable attributes. For the latter, Trump’s racism was welcome in the coven. Still, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll, more white people support Trump than Biden. This is primarily a function of white men who prefer Trump over Biden 57 percent to 36 percent. Most white women support Biden, which is a reversal from the last election, when a plurality voted for Trump.

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Like Trump, the Republican Party sees a future in which the only way they can win is to cheat. That is why they are stacking the courts. That is why they openly embrace tactics that are well known to result in voter suppression. That is why they gerrymander. That is why they staunchly oppose immigration.

The most optimistic among us see the Trump era as some sort of momentary insanity, half of the nation under the spell of a conjurer. They believe that the country can be reunited and this period forgotten. I am not one of those people. I believe what political scientist Thomas Schaller told Bloomberg columnist Francis Wilkinson in 2018: “I think we’re at the beginning of a soft civil war.” If 2018 was the beginning of it, it is now well underway. Trump is building an army of the aggrieved in plain sight. It is an army with its own mercenaries, people Trump doesn’t have to personally direct, but ones he has absolutely refused to condemn.


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Trump is fighting for these people and they will continue to fight for him. Trump knows that. And he keeps them angry because he needs them angry. There is a strong chance that Trump won’t win the coming election, but there is also a strong chance that he will win a majority of white men. The question then is how an angry Trump and those angry men will react to defeat and humiliation.

sorry about the paywall - it is worth reading, but, of course, reflects I am sure how most if not all of DU feels about things.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:54 PM

1. The majority voted for Hilary Clinton. Fact...

and the Angry Cretin Army will be foul and belligerent and mouthy and violent and petty and vengeful and ultimately
LOSERS.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:13 PM

2. Population adjusted for race-with 26.5% of all eligible voters voting for DT-

not a majority of any race.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 11:02 PM

8. Thank you!!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:23 PM

3. I like trumps Navy and their boat parades sinking their vessels

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:25 PM

4. You know, that title doesn't read the way you think it reads! 😂😂😂

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The only way I know the word Blow was referring to Charles M. Blow was to click on the link.



Things that make you go, Hmmm.



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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:27 PM

5. GREAT CATCH! (and I am usually a grammar policeman!). Off to Fix!!!!

Holy shit!



It was more fun the way I had it, though!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:33 PM

6. I mean, perhaps that's one solution to make them less angry.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:33 PM

7. .

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