Friday, February 02, 2018

8 Reasons for Trump's Durable Base

The Insane Clown President's idiotic and offensive conduct has been so bad that one wonders how he has managed to hold a base of between 33-39%. Here's why: 1. Trump's virulent white nationalism resonates with a significant part of the white populace. 2. A significant part of the white electorate is every bit as ignorant, stupid, unreflective, selfish, vile, and anti-intellectual as the president. 3. Trump symbolizes many Americans' disgust with and disrespect for the professional-class and its meritocratic ideology. 4. Fox News, right-wing talk radio, Breitbart and other media outlets have become an inbred right-wing universe that guides millions of white Americans through life with false political information. 5. Trump benefits from the underlying, ever-sharpening partisan schism between the Republican and Democratic parties over the last three decades. 6. The Democrat Party is steeped in cronyism, just like the Republicans.


7. The longer you believe in Trump, the harder it is to admit you're wrong. 8. The economy is expanding, as it does cyclically and they falsely credit Trump.

The durability of the Trump's base is consistent with Trump's infamous statement that he could go out onto Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and still not lose any of his core supporters. The "populist" Trump is a capitalist ruling-class slime-ball who could give a flying f#(k whether ordinary people live or die.


The #1 reason is lead paint.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-02 08:26 AM

More Counterpunch garbage.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-02 08:40 AM

Trump and the Republicans appreciate liberals who are too pure to be Democrats. It never occurs to them that if they got into the Democratic Party as the Tea Partiers got into the Republican Party they could reform those parts they don't like but just standing on the outside being too pure to be a member they just enable Trump. You built this. Y'all own it.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-02 08:42 AM

Good, fair list, I rate #2 as most truthful.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-02 08:59 AM

#3 is B.S.

Like liberals just love meritocracy..i.e. judging people on their merits...


Americans arent "disgusted" with merit, only liberals are..

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2018-02-02 04:10 PM

boaz suffers from a bad case of believing in something for so long, he can never admit he's wrong. Like a good Mormon.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-02 08:33 PM

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