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kentuck

(111,239 posts)
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 09:36 AM Jun 2023

Why MAGA Republicans are so angry?


38 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Because they understand how they have been used?
0 (0%)
Because Democrats mock them as naive, ignorant, and part of a cult?
1 (3%)
Because they got caught and have been shown to be complicit in tearing down our country?
1 (3%)
Because they are in denial?
3 (8%)
Because they are bloviating fools?
2 (5%)
All of the above?
25 (66%)
Other?
6 (16%)
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Why MAGA Republicans are so angry? (Original Post) kentuck Jun 2023 OP
Because without access to power and money, they are pathetic peons. no_hypocrisy Jun 2023 #1
That makes sense. kentuck Jun 2023 #3
They live in a bubble that is always stroking some kind of outrage. Claustrum Jun 2023 #2
A lot of them are white small business owners Algernon Moncrieff Jun 2023 #9
Well done, except for the bit about Mexico Brenda Jun 2023 #16
The Floridians go to Cancun/Cozumel on the cruise ships. Algernon Moncrieff Jun 2023 #23
Because they hate the United States. And everything we stand for Walleye Jun 2023 #4
Their Lord & Savior is being threatened. TheBlackAdder Jun 2023 #5
They have been brainwashed to be angry about their lot in life and lied to about who is doing it. LonePirate Jun 2023 #6
Because their default setting is "Enraged" . . . hatrack Jun 2023 #7
Because in their eyes libs won and they lost even though Biden is doing the very same thing Fullduplexxx Jun 2023 #8
Because they were taught the color of their Johonny Jun 2023 #10
Anger is a powerful drug Maeve Jun 2023 #11
Yup. This. Breeding grievance and resentment in people Hortensis Jun 2023 #21
merely markie Jun 2023 #12
This may have been their best chance to have full control of the country Norbert Jun 2023 #13
All of the above is out AKwannabe Jun 2023 #14
Practice, practice, practice JHB Jun 2023 #15
Default mode. Solly Mack Jun 2023 #17
Racism, mainly. GoodRaisin Jun 2023 #18
TFG supporters are idiots which is why they like TFG LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2023 #19
Because they have faced an unrelenting existential threat for 4 decades grantcart Jun 2023 #20
Think Archie Bunker who would be a MAGA-Don today andym Jun 2023 #22

no_hypocrisy

(46,655 posts)
1. Because without access to power and money, they are pathetic peons.
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 09:37 AM
Jun 2023

And they know it.

Vicariously living through Trump, they had the illusion they were in charge.

Claustrum

(4,855 posts)
2. They live in a bubble that is always stroking some kind of outrage.
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 09:40 AM
Jun 2023

They are always in fear and anger. That's what triggers them. Everything is unfair for them. You have to be drawn to that kind of emotion to be a republican nowadays.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
9. A lot of them are white small business owners
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 10:57 AM
Jun 2023

Went to Florida or Georgia or Texas to get rich

Resent the government because the payroll tax and workers comp and regulation are keeping him from making real money like the big boys.

Complains bitterly that employee wages are bleeding him dry while leaning on his new Dodge Ram pickup that he's using to tow his boat.

Grew up idolizing Donald Trump. Loves the idea that he trades out for a new model wife every 15 years. Thinks Donald Trump supports Christian values.

Says he'd have moved to Mexico if Hillary Clinton had been elected. Loves going to Cabo every chance he gets. Fully supports a border wall and wants every Mexican in America shipped back. By Mexican, he means anyone who speaks Spanish.

Brenda

(1,134 posts)
16. Well done, except for the bit about Mexico
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 12:17 PM
Jun 2023

Must be a West Coast thing to go to Cabo but the Southeastern MAGAs would NEVER go to Mexico (well, except Cruz). If they're monied, they go to Florida/Bahamas/Jamaica. If really monied they do the Limbaugh thing and go to Cuba, Paris, wherever they pretend to hate in public but vacation at in private.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
23. The Floridians go to Cancun/Cozumel on the cruise ships.
Sun Jun 11, 2023, 12:31 AM
Jun 2023

Yes - also to Naussau, Ocho Rios, and a number of private islands.

LonePirate

(13,495 posts)
6. They have been brainwashed to be angry about their lot in life and lied to about who is doing it.
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 10:10 AM
Jun 2023

Almost all of them consider themselves to be good working people but they have gotten nowhere in life or their status in life is threatened with imminent loss because the 1%ers have used lies and fearmongering to shift blame away from themselves to a host of people on the left. For MAGA, it’s easier to process blame among people they see every day rather than the real perpetrators squirreled away in their gated estates and penthouse suites, never to be seen by the common folk.

hatrack

(59,685 posts)
7. Because their default setting is "Enraged" . . .
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 10:11 AM
Jun 2023

Without anger, they'd have no reason to get out of bed.

Johonny

(21,193 posts)
10. Because they were taught the color of their
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 11:02 AM
Jun 2023

Skin made them essentially better than other people no matter how stupid, poor, uneducated, or foul they are. They were taught they were moral just because they believed in Christ and not because of any action they've done sans handing over cash to conartists. It's painfully obvious to them, this magic world is going away and they hate it.

Maeve

(42,396 posts)
11. Anger is a powerful drug
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 11:05 AM
Jun 2023

And being a victim is a powerful persona. Once you convince yourself you are a victim and you anger is righteous, anything contradicting that is an assault on your very existence. After a while there is no other core person...just anger and resentment inhabiting a shell
It's very hard to come back from that

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
21. Yup. This. Breeding grievance and resentment in people
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 12:48 PM
Jun 2023

to weaponize and direct them politically is a terrible, terrible crime against them as people.

Further, with repetition, the brain helpfully develops routine pathways that interpret information to negate positives and come to negative conclusions.

Victims are helping train themselves to be habitually unhappy and resentful.

We see the results all over, not just on the right. How would people come back from that?

Dreadful.


markie

(22,760 posts)
12. merely
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 11:44 AM
Jun 2023

because they are fools... simple as that... they are too foolish to be experiencing the other factors suggested

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
20. Because they have faced an unrelenting existential threat for 4 decades
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 12:34 PM
Jun 2023

Most of their most precious myths have been destroyed by science and reason and now they "cling to their Bibles and guns".

andym

(5,457 posts)
22. Think Archie Bunker who would be a MAGA-Don today
Sat Jun 10, 2023, 01:00 PM
Jun 2023
mad about social change, loss of status and especially about perceived loss of his "way of life and values." He loved Nixon, was prejudiced against everyone. He would certainly love Trump. Norman Lear based Archie on his own father to some extent. Keep in mind that many who were similar to Archie loved Archie.
Guys like Archie are the key audience for DeSantis as well.
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