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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:47 PM

40%?! How does he even have 20% approval?

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His approval hovers around 40%, why is it even half that?
He disepects veterans and the military fallen on Veterans Day. He shows no sympathy for the victims in California. He takes the side of dictators over his own country (Putin, Kim and now MBS) He lies repeatedly on a daily basis, and when not lying shows himselfto be just plain ignorant.
Are there really that many stupid, hateful people in this country?

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Reply 40%?! How does he even have 20% approval? (Original post)
edhopper Nov 2018 OP
RockRaven Nov 2018 #1
padfun Nov 2018 #2
SCantiGOP Nov 2018 #3
Garrett78 Nov 2018 #19
The Genealogist Nov 2018 #4
PeeJ52 Nov 2018 #6
jberryhill Nov 2018 #7
Thomas Hurt Nov 2018 #11
Blue_true Nov 2018 #17
Totally Tunsie Nov 2018 #18
RKP5637 Nov 2018 #5
proud patriot Nov 2018 #8
Funtatlaguy Nov 2018 #9
iamateacher Nov 2018 #10
Quixote1818 Nov 2018 #12
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2018 #13
radius777 Nov 2018 #14
sharedvalues Nov 2018 #15
wiggs Nov 2018 #16
sharedvalues Nov 2018 #20
Dorian Gray Nov 2018 #21
JudyM Nov 2018 #22
JohnnyRingo Nov 2018 #23
edhopper Nov 2018 #24
JohnnyRingo Nov 2018 #29
pwb Nov 2018 #25
at140 Nov 2018 #26
Kablooie Nov 2018 #27
Trenzalore Nov 2018 #28
SMC22307 Nov 2018 #30
edhopper Nov 2018 #31
uponit7771 Nov 2018 #32
edhopper Nov 2018 #33
SMC22307 Nov 2018 #38
edhopper Nov 2018 #40
SMC22307 Nov 2018 #41
Yavin4 Nov 2018 #34
uponit7771 Nov 2018 #37
0rganism Nov 2018 #35
Kingofalldems Nov 2018 #36
LAS14 Nov 2018 #39

Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:55 PM

1. They've internalized "Republican" as an identity, as much part of who they are as religion, gender,

ethnicity, etc.

He's (allegedly) one of them. People who speak against him are others. I think it is that simple (and shallow & stupid).

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:55 PM

2. A lot of the deplorables are uneducated drunks.

At least the ones that I know, and they could care less about what happens to the world as long as they can "stick it to the man" and Trump knows this. They get his dog whistles and have orgasms just listening to him speak.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:55 PM

3. Racism

It is the root cause. He says he hates and resents the same people the Deplorables do.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:08 PM

19. It really is all about racism and sexism. There's no viable Republican Party absent those things.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:00 PM

4. He. Hates. Brown. People

It is all very simple. Just like his pack of deplorables, he hates brown people. He hates non-Christians. He hates anyone who isn't heterosexual. He hates foreigners. He hates all the right people for the deplorables. Deplorables would gladly eat out of the dumpster and live in their cars if it meant the gleeful contentment brought on by the destruction of the vast array of people they hate for being different from themselves.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:07 PM

6. How can he hate non-Christians?

 

Who says he's a Christian? What denomination? Has anyone ever seen him in a church? Has he ever recited a Bible verse? Why do people think he's religious? Has he ever attended a religious ceremony since in office? I don't get it...

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:08 PM

7. It doesn't matter

 


Christians are easily duped.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:17 PM

11. He has co-opted protestantism in a true fascist manner.

Trump is an amoral pig and using the fundamentalist right to keep his base...and the Christian right in the country are rank hypocrites...cuz they are using him too.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:12 PM

17. Today's rightwing Christians are yesterday's segregationist.

They just call themselves evangelicals now. Their endgame is the same as KKK that boldly marched down town streets in their heyday.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:04 PM

18. He hates the very people who keep his hotels and clubs hum for the hoidy-toidy.

His businesses couldn't run without them, and he knows it. They're the ones who make him his money. They bust their b****, show up everyday, smile and say "yes,sir" and get stiffed in their pay envelope. If they pulled a two-day strike, tRump Enterprises would go down on its collective knees.

tRump is a disgusting toad.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:04 PM

5. IMO it's all about hatred and some love that, especially when directed toward brown people.

Also, many of his supporters are uneducated and/or brainwashed ... and gullible. And others are in it for the money.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:12 PM

8. belief in lies

truly so many I encounter never fact check what they are told by the president.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:14 PM

9. The items you list are not reported negatively on their news sources.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:16 PM

10. I have always been struck by

Republicans wanting to take away all social safety net benefits on the pretext of perhaps a small minority of people receiving them not being "worthy" or ineligible. What kind of Christian values are that?

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:18 PM

12. Fox News echo chamber. nt

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:18 PM

13. Fox News. Rush Limbaugh. There are no other news sources for many. nt

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:25 PM

14. Trump is George Wallace

starting w/the civil rights era, Dixiecrat-ish white voters fled to Nixon and Ronnie who gave them dogwhistles, but Trump shouts it loud and proud what they want to hear, the way Wallace did.

IOW, Trump is the first truly 'culturally red' president... also why it's not possible to get most of these voters back because they're finally 'out of the closet' with who they really are, and feel emboldened.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:47 PM

15. Fox and Limbaugh and rightwing media lie to them

They think Dems are worse than trump because they believe billionaire lies from the rightwing media. They believe the caravan is a threat and they believe Trunp is going to give them a middle class tax cut. Both are huge lies, but thatís what Fox says.

There is a huge propaganda gap between left and right.




https://www.vox.com/2018/10/23/18004478/hack-gap-explained

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:11 PM

16. If they watch Fox, they don't see that he makes poop jokes and talks about raking the forest. nt

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Response to wiggs (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:09 PM

20. What he said. Rightwing media lies are reason he has support.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:09 PM

21. Apparently

there are. It's incomprehensible.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 12:14 AM

22. Have you heard his supporters interviewed? They are stunningly uninformed/misinformed.

And they lack humility about it. Faux News capitalizes on this emotional aspect by appealing to their desire to be in on ďwhatís really going on,Ē based on what Iíve observed. And it serves them up convenient scape goats in dramatic story form.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 12:28 AM

23. He may disrespect women, lie repeatedly...

...work to destroy the environment, and alienate our allies, but at least he's a racist.

And that's how he maintains 30%.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:37 PM

24. But the polls put him closer to 40%

and that I don't understand.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 12:35 AM

29. 30% racists, 10% just plain stupid people.

Actually, the stupid overlaps the racist by a good margin, but I hate to say his supporters are all racists. I'm sure a good many think they're getting thousands back on tax day for their Walmart job.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:39 PM

25. Russia?

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:47 PM

26. only 2 reasons are keeping him afloat

1. Low unemployment. When people have jobs, they are too busy to worry.

2. 401-K's. Working people are happy about their 401-k portfolio's since election 2016.

If either of them go south, and as sure as economy always has dips,
then his ratings will dip very quickly as well.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:48 PM

27. Many Americans ONLY listen to right wing propaganda and think they are hearing all the news.

They have been programmed to believe conspiracy theories and to reject anything that comes from real news sources.
It's sad really.
They might have been reasonable people if their minds hadn't been hijacked by the right wing sludge media.
They are completely isolated from truth and so have no means to judge it objectively.

Here's an interesting article with an example of a woman who lives in Nevada.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nothing-on-this-page-is-real-how-lies-become-truth-in-online-america/2018/11/17/edd44cc8-e85a-11e8-bbdb-72fdbf9d4fed_story.html?utm_term=.8c7af9773bb9

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:49 PM

28. It is really eye opening

He says things about 40% of the country wants to say but their HR department would show them the door if they said them. That is why he hovers around 40% approval.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 12:52 AM

30. Twenty-nine percent of the country is crazy. Think back to the Bush years...

the dumbasses who at first believed Saddam had WMDs, then when they weren't found, believed they were transferred into Syria under cover of darkness.

Plus, the economy is doing quite well for many.

Many listen to only right-wing media so they have NO idea as to what is really going on.

That's how.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:45 PM

31. What about the other 10%

that still support him?

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:48 PM

32. Nixon had 24% approval

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:05 PM

33. And Trump is near 40%

I don't get it.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #33)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:42 PM

38. C'mon. Vietnam? Right-wing media not having the reach it has now?

Limpballs, Coulter, et al. have taken demonizing "the left" to new levels and have been doing it for DECADES. I have a 30-something former neighbor who is convinced "libtards" want to destroy SS and Medicare. He's grown up on FUX "News' and there's NO reasoning with him. He's convinced Drumpf is the great protector of these programs. This guy spends a lot of time on social medial and posts some of the dumbest things I've ever seen. I finally unfriended him because I couldn't take the stupidity. This is just one guy -- there are A LOT more out there like him.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #38)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:47 PM

40. I think I realize this

it's just disheartening there are SO many Americans that stupid, hateful, racist......

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Response to edhopper (Reply #40)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:59 PM

41. It is disheartening. But I'm encouraged by the midterms.

And know that many Americans won't take Drumpf shitting all over the military the way he has. And Mueller gives me hope.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:11 PM

34. Listen to Chris Hayes' podcast, "Why is this Happening?"

Listen to the podcast titled, "White Identity Politics" came out on Oct. 30th. Answers all of your questions. In short, Barack Obama freaked a lot of White people out. Political partisanship today is really more about race than policy.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #34)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:21 PM

37. +1, reason I keep saying the only way he can lose them is if he shows empathy towards a brown person

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:12 PM

35. 30-40% of the population live in an alternate reality

in their alternate reality, Trump has strengthened the military, secured the borders, and rescued the nation from Obama-era poverty.

they are deluded, and they are legion.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:13 PM

36. The filthy rich and hicks.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:44 PM

39. That's been my depressed question all along. It has definitely come as a surprise. nt

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