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(12,286 posts)
Tue May 17, 2022, 10:54 PM May 2022

NYT: "Republican voters nostalgia for trump intensifies."


The nostalgia was powerful, and came with a twist.

In the latest Times Opinion focus group, 10 Republican voters in swing states wished for an America before 8 percent inflation, before high gas prices, before the Ukraine war. Wished for a leader they saw as strong, commanding, feared. Wished for a party that, in the words of one, “put America first again.”

They wished, in other words, for a return of President Donald Trump.

But here’s the twist: When asked if they felt it was extremely important to vote for someone this year who embraces Mr. Trump’s agenda, eight of the 10 Republicans raised their hands. A few seconds later, when asked if it was extremely important to vote for someone who has the same style and personality as Mr. Trump, no one raised a hand.

Throughout the 90-minute discussion with these Republicans, from Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania — three states with big primaries for Senate and governor this month — Mr. Trump’s record looked only better to them in hindsight, especially without the distraction of his “mean tweets” or personal manner. One Georgia Republican who didn’t vote for Mr. Trump in 2020 even said he’d consider supporting the former president if he ran again in 2024. “I don’t like what I’m seeing, as far as the direction that the country is headed,” this Republican said.

More at the link.

So they want a “strong man” LIKE trump but not one unhinged and tweeting all day. IOW they want a fascist dictator.

God I loathe these creeps.
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NYT: "Republican voters nostalgia for trump intensifies." (Original Post) SoonerPride May 2022 OP
They want fascism they can move to Russia. onecaliberal May 2022 #1
If trump or DeSantis wins in 24 they'll bring it here SoonerPride May 2022 #2
They want a King to worship. raging moderate May 2022 #3
So, why does NO media outlet Bettie May 2022 #4
Conservative Republicans are not the "default" American... Beartracks May 2022 #6
they want a "better polished" Trump... WarGamer May 2022 #5
They're just getting ripe C_U_L8R May 2022 #7
Yeah, the good old days, Turbineguy May 2022 #8
NYT once again looking to help out the gqp PortTack May 2022 #9
I'm not sure how they did it but onethatcares May 2022 #10
Here we go again... llmart May 2022 #11
10 People? ProfessorGAC May 2022 #12

raging moderate

(4,294 posts)
3. They want a King to worship.
Tue May 17, 2022, 11:10 PM
May 2022

They want that huge all-powerful DADDY they vaguely remember from early childhood. There is that silly children's book one of them recently wrote, describing a mythical future in which Trump is a King. If they had really read all of the Bible, they would have read how the prophet Samuel warned the people of Israel that a king would make their lives miserable. At the time, they had a sort of fledgeling democracy with a group of chosen "Judges" to decide how to govern. They wanted a King like the tribes around them, with fancy dress and fancy parades and fancy aristocracy to admire. "Give us a King!" they demanded. Samuel warned them, but they kept clamoring for a King. In prayer, Samuel received this message from God: "In demanding a King, they have rejected Me." And the books of the Kings document how right Samuel was., how many problems those Kings created.


(16,079 posts)
4. So, why does NO media outlet
Tue May 17, 2022, 11:11 PM
May 2022

ever talk to anyone but MAGAts?

Do they believe that they are the only people in the world? Do they enjoy stupid little podunk diners that much?

I'm so fucking tired of being told what Republicans want and everyone else being ignored.


(12,803 posts)
6. Conservative Republicans are not the "default" American...
Tue May 17, 2022, 11:20 PM
May 2022

... and shouldn't be regarded that way. So, I agree.



(37,306 posts)
8. Yeah, the good old days,
Tue May 17, 2022, 11:32 PM
May 2022

remember how fucked up everything was? Remember how wonderful it was to have all those people die from COVID? Remember how good it felt to get ripped off by the trump family? And we weren't embarrassed in the slightest!

Just channeling some MAGA.


(16,164 posts)
10. I'm not sure how they did it but
Wed May 18, 2022, 07:56 AM
May 2022

in 10 states they found 10 republicans that support the orange ass.

What are the odds??


(15,535 posts)
11. Here we go again...
Wed May 18, 2022, 09:36 AM
May 2022

being fed a steady stream of b.s. by the media trying to educate us on the orange imbecile's followers and what they want. I don't give a rat's ass about what the Magats are, want, believe, etc. etc.

Apparently the NY Times can't find just regular, normal people, aka Democrats, to talk to.


(64,910 posts)
12. 10 People?
Wed May 18, 2022, 09:51 AM
May 2022

They're drawing conclusions from a sample set of 10 essentially handpicked respondents?
Really dumb.

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