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Sat Jan 2, 2016, 02:21 PM

There is no mystery to the "Trump Phenomenon".

So up until a month ago most everyone but Fox News and Rushbo were treating Trump as the buffoon. Now we are all talking about the "Trump Phenomenon". They act like they are collectively scratching their heads on why he's still at the top of the leaderboard.


Bull effing shit.

We all know EXACTLY why Trump ran and why he's so popular.

RACISTS.

They want the guy that convinced them all we put a Kenyan in the White House to make the establishment and the brown people of this country PAY for what they did...... including any Republican who attempted to work with him or failed to scream about impeachment every 5 minutes.

They are sick of spending tax dollars on locking up the hoodie wearing black "thugs" who they think are making life miserable for "real Americans" like them. Sick of hearing Black Lives Matter people whine and moan about black people randomly getting shot. Sick of having to share jobs with black people. Sick of those brown people that own all the gas stations taking their hard earned money and sending it to the terrorists. Sick of those brown people with their anchor babies coming over to take those good American lettuce picking or chicken plucking jobs that pay $2 an hour if they are lucky to get paid at all.

They want Trump to buy plane and boat tickets for the whole lot of them and send them all back where they came from, ESPECIALLY THE KENYAN, so this country can go back to being a nice white CHRISTIAN country where Bible reading in school is mandatory, the 10 Commandments are plastered on every corner and men can beat their wives and molest their kids without consequence and everyone speaks American (not English because that shit sounds too gay as per a member of my family).

I am a white woman born and raised in Kentucky and when it comes to blue collar working class people I am surrounded. I can tell you Trump has managed to turn merely prejudiced people into racists and racists into rabid dogs. Not all of them but more than I would ever expect. It's breaking up families all over the country. It is surprising to me only 30% of them will openly admit to backing Trump.

The danger in Trump is not any policies or initiatives he may or may not back if elected - though that can't be good either. The worse danger is the mere fact he emboldens the racists. His mere existence in the race escalates the violence against brown people of all sorts. His longevity in this race shows all of us how deep goes the racism in this country and how critical it is to beat it or breed it out of this society once and for all.

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Reply There is no mystery to the "Trump Phenomenon". (Original post)
KentuckyWoman Jan 2016 OP
sailfla Jan 2016 #1
Douglas Carpenter Jan 2016 #2
world wide wally Jan 2016 #3
Hekate Jan 2016 #4
MeNMyVolt Jan 2016 #5
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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 02:50 PM

1. Because 30% of this country is really stupid and ignorant...maybe more

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Sat Jan 2, 2016, 03:15 PM

2. I think that is at least a major part of it - probably most of it

The George Wallace or Lester Maddox type southern segregationist just can't fly anymore. So, this is largely the same message with a different venue.

I agree that his biggest damage is the way he emboldens racists and makes the ignorant proud to be ignorant.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 04:15 PM

3. And most sadly, the "liberal" MSM promotes his message 24/7

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 04:21 PM

4. Thanks for the report from the heart of it all. It's as I thought, and I'm sorry about your family

....because that has got to hurt.

I don't think I've seen such an "out" racist running for president since Gov. George Wallace back in the 1960s.

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Sat Jan 2, 2016, 04:29 PM

5. K&R. Righteous post. n/t

 

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 04:50 PM

6. K&R. Well done.

 

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Sat Jan 2, 2016, 05:10 PM

7. K&R...

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 02:32 AM

8. You're saying what I'm thinking


When his poll numbers spiked after disparaging the Mexican people all those months ago, it was pretty clear who he was pandering to. His speeches encourage the idiots....

I guess some people feel the need to revisit the German experience ..... seems we never learn

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 07:57 AM

9. Well said. His nomination would, I hope, lead to a Democratic landslide in 2016 but

nothing in politics is certain. And the longer he touts his ethnic and nationalistic hatred, the more he empowers the racists and "Know Nothings" out there in the long run.

Even if they are soundly defeated next November, Trump's campaign could promote the growth of RW populism in the future as is happening in many European countries.

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Sun Jan 3, 2016, 08:07 AM

10. Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzeneggar

That's really all that needs to be said.

It really is beyond politics at this time, and into the celebrity "reality TV" phenomenon. Not necessarily Donald Trump, but the persona of Donald.
They have a brass celebrate that is saying what some of them actually feel, but more of an "OH YAH, He has my back", attitude.

Again, if you don't think it can happen in America, and if you think calmer heads will prevail I point you to Jesse and Arnold (both liberal States remember).

Not a prediction, just an observation. I see the "every day Joe" actually thinking someone is finally standing up for them, and against those evil politicians in Washington. Will it translate into votes? Who knows, we will see.

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