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Tue Feb 21, 2017, 11:44 PM

10 Reasons Why, No Matter How Awful Trump Gets, His Supporters Dont Care

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6. They don’t mind being ruled by a dictator: I’ve actually written an entire article about this before. The sad truth is, as long as that dictator isn’t coming after them (at least not yet), many of his supporters would be more than fine with Trump being allowed to rule like one.

7. He panders to their delusional beliefs that aren’t true — but they think they are: While this is similar to #3, it’s slightly different. When Trump launched his campaign, he got many conservatives to truly believe:
Most illegal immigrants are criminals. (False)
The economy is worse now than when President Obama took office. (False)
There’s no vetting process for refugees. (False)
Violent crime is skyrocketing. (False)
ISIS is pouring across our southern border. (False)
President Obama wasn’t deporting illegal immigrants. (False)
The military became weak under Obama. (False)
The 7 nations he banned have been tied to fatal terrorist attacks in the U.S. (False)
Barack Obama faked two versions of his birth certificate. (False)

There are obviously plenty more, but I think I’ve made my point. Long before Trump ever became a presidential candidate, let alone Barack Obama’s successor, the people who now support him believed many of the lies he used to reach the level of “success” he has. All he really did was recognize that these folks believed in a whole lot of fantasies, then pandered to them.

8. They live inside of an information bubble where very little truth is told: A big reason why so many Trump supporters are ignorant, stupid, and believe in fantasies is because they’ve wrapped themselves inside a bubble of fake information (largely driven by Fox News) that has completely distorted their views on reality. I know no one reading this will do this, but if you only followed Fox News for an entire month, you’d quickly see how warped the “news” coverage is from that network. When the rest of the world is reporting on the endless list of lies Trump has told, Fox News is talking about how the DOW had the biggest one-day gain in a president’s first 30 days since 1909, how two moms in New Jersey are worried about Islam being taught in schools, and boasting about how Ivanka Trump’s fragrance has become a best-seller on Amazon. I went back through two days worth of Fox News tweets and found almost nothing negative about Trump.

That’s how you create a delusional alternative reality. When the entire world is reporting on how ridiculous and incompetent Trump is, but the sources you trust aren’t.

9. They’re too proud to admit they were wrong: While this one might be more of a personal observation, I’m friends with several Trump supporters who I know, deep down, are aware that he’s not qualified for the job and has been an embarrassment thus far. However, because they’re too proud to admit that they were wrong about him, they’ve doubled-down on their support. The last thing they want to admit was “Hillary Clinton supporters were right.” Many of them will “go down with the ship,” so to speak, before they’ll ever admit they were conned by Donald Trump.

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Reply 10 Reasons Why, No Matter How Awful Trump Gets, His Supporters Dont Care (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2017 OP
czarjak Feb 2017 #1
kimbutgar Feb 2017 #2
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #3
Charles Bukowski Feb 2017 #4
Kimchijeon Feb 2017 #5
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #6
AwakeAtLast Feb 2017 #10
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #11
Cosmocat Feb 2017 #7
Buckeyeblue Feb 2017 #8
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2017 #9
Boomerproud Feb 2017 #12
Cha Feb 2017 #13

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 11:56 PM

1. Now...

Tell me something I don't know already. I live next door to the Bunkers, and they are the perfect examples of all 10 points.

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Response to czarjak (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 12:16 AM

2. My sympathies

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 01:02 AM

4. Good list, but #2 is really #1.

 

The Deplorables love Trump's bigoted agenda so much, they'll put up with the lies, the stupidity, the misogyny, the attacks on a POW and a Gold Star family, etc., just to see it fulfilled.

As long as he bans the Muslims, deports the Mexicans, and brings law and order to African-American communities, they're happy.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 01:31 AM

5. K&R - a succinct and accurate list✅

Sums it up pretty well.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:09 AM

6. 9. Theyre too proud to admit they were wrong:

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:18 PM

10. The Toddler defense

Right?

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:22 PM

11. yeap, they have disinformation and after that its lets wait and see. They can't talk about jobs or..

... the UE rate without spouting some fake news bullshit about the facts.

Crime, terrorism etc is all bullshit unfounded fake news crap so they're talking about wait and see for improvement... as if Benedict Donald is going to improve on 4.7% UE rate.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:49 AM

7. They are not "Trump supporters" they are Republicans

first and foremost.

This is a point that needs driven home.

Everyone of these bullet points existed LONG before the idiot come down the elevator nearly two years ago.

The republican party is 100 percent responsible that we have this family of grifters in the white house, because they have conditioned 1/3 of the country for three decades now to be mindless, drooling pods.

Trump just is the next de-evolution of "conservatism" and as a lifelong, high level con man simply just plugged into the party that was made to order for his act.

THERE IS A REASON HE RAN AS A REPUBLICAN.

The key part of any con is the mark!

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 07:06 AM

8. I think it comes down to 1 reason

And hate for others comes out of this: he tells them that their current state of despair isn't their fault. The fact that the world has passed them by was really a dirty trick. Educated people can't be trusted- - they've made up things like global warming that have taken the jobs away; we can't trust the foreigners because they have come into our country to either live a comfortable life on welfare or want to commit acts of terrorism. The hell with the blacks because they don't realize how easy they've got.

The Trump supporters believe it when the politicians tell them that there are simple solutions to complex problems.

Many of these people came from poor families. They started families too young and in general gave up to soon.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:42 PM

9. Well said

Ironic, since a cornerstone of conservativism is accountability.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:27 PM

12. Didn't Ronald Reagan say the same things 30 years ago?

They believed it then and they believe it now.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:30 PM

13. Yes, but a few here and there are dropping off.. and all the gops

who will have their health care taken away are going to be pissed.

Also the ones who didn't vote.. maybe they'll get off their ass and vote the next time.

That's how we'll get rid of the demonic dictator

Good wrap up of the trump voters.. thank you, AM

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