Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, "How did we get here?" Any accurate and sufficient answer to that question must not only focus on Trump himself, but also on his uniquely loyal supporters.

Given their extreme devotion and unwavering admiration for their highly unpredictable and often inflammatory leader, some have turned to the field of psychology for scientific explanations based on precise quantitative data and established theoretical frameworks.




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In a recent review paper published in the Journal of Social and Political Psychology, Psychologist and UC Santa Cruz professor Thomas Pettigrew argues that five major psychological phenomena can help explain this exceptional political event.

1. Authoritarian Personality Syndrome

2. Social dominance orientation

3. Prejudice

4. Intergroup contact

5. Relative deprivation

If such data is accurate, the portrayal of most Trump supporters as "working class" citizens rebelling against Republican elites may be more myth than fact.


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It is more myth than fact.

They are rebelling against any policies that might help multi-cultural demographics that are catching up to them, even if it means being against said policies that also help them.

Plus, this time the Republicans were forced to give them what they really, really wanted; an overt white authoritarian nationalist racist xenophobe rather than their usual closet one.

"It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees."

May 9, 2017


#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-09 10:01 PM | Reply

Too funny as no one has to be told about the analysis of a hillary supporter as 'listeners' would just burst out in laughter.

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-08-10 12:02 AM | Reply

A Hillary Deflection rather than comment on the article. Typical. Like Trump, some people can't seem to
function without her.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 12:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A Hillary Deflection rather than comment on the article. Typical. Like Trump, some people can't seem to
function without her.

Trump functions without Hillary just fine. It's underage beauty contestants that he can't function without.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-08-10 12:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 Naw, we wouldn't have Trump if it weren't for Hillary. We would have Bernie.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-10 01:12 AM | Reply

A Psychological Analysis of Trump Supporters: 5 Key Traits

1. capable of critical thinking

2. They're highly adaptable.

3. They have insatiable curiosity.

4. They're really funny.

5. They are generally better looking and better in bed than most democrats...

#6 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-08-10 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You forgot #6 They are delusional.

#7 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-08-10 12:38 PM | Reply

lol, and they lie just like their Dear Leader.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-10 12:44 PM | Reply

6. Obsessive desire to annoy others.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-08-10 12:54 PM | Reply

7. Insist on voting against their own self interests.

#10 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-08-10 01:43 PM | Reply

Corky- you believe this crap or are you trolling?

#11 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-08-10 06:59 PM | Reply

1) Handsome
2) Incredibly Intelligent
3) Rich
4) Well hung
5) Did I mention rich?

#12 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-08-10 08:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

8. They are narcissistic.

9. They show advanced signs of fear-based paranoia.

#13 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-08-11 11:13 AM | Reply

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