When the Orange Orangutan started his bloviations a year or so ago, I thought he was just having himself a lark and that no one, he least of all, considered him to be a viable Presidential candidate. Now, as we are somehow poised on the brink as Germany was in 1933, I have to ask: what on earth makes this guy so appealing to so many people? I mean, his indisputable tens of millions of supporters are willing to overlook his a) racism b) bigotry c) utter lack of qualifications d) lies, half-truths, and distortions e) penchant for insulting anyone and everyone f) obvious ignorance of things like trade and foreign policy, and g) the fact that the man is a complete douchebag.
I understand the underlying psychological motivations behind being a Trumper. If you are dominated by fear, for example, you will gravitate toward anyone or anything that promises to assuage that fear, even if such promises are unrealistic. If you are consumed with hatred and/or loathing of the "other," then Trump's message is an anodyne for you. And of course, if you would vote for ANY Republican candidate, whether that candidate was Trump, Pol Pot, Homer Simpson, or a stale hot dog, that would be an explanation--though you would have to be overlooking/excusing everything noted in the above paragraph. I also realize that many voters in the 2008 and 2012 elections voted Republican because they "would never see a nigger in the Oval Office," and many will vote that way in this year's election because "a bitch shouldn't be running the country." By no means have we evolved beyond that type of thinking--not yet, anyway.
I am asking this because the ongoing poll here shows Trump as a 2-1 favorite!!! You folks seem like an intelligent bunch, and I can't reconcile that with ANYONE saying they would vote for that...THING. So I'd truly like an explanation. Why is this demagogue so popular? Why are so many people fooled by him?
If you answer, please don't drone on about how Hillary is an evil, conniving witch who was responsible for the deaths of billions while she was Secretary of State and was taking secret orders from the planet Grabnoxu to establish world dominion by causing dozens of destructive earthquakes, which were obviously her fault, since they occurred while she held that office. I don't care how you feel about Clinton. What I want to know is, why (on earth) do you luvvvvvv Trump?
Not at all. Do I have to be to criticize The Donald? Disgusted and appalled, definitely.
I would have loved to hear why you are a Trumper, if that is the case, as your reply might suggest.
I understand the underlying psychological motivations behind being a Trumper. If you are dominated by fear, for example, you will gravitate toward anyone or anything that promises to assuage that fear, even if such promises are unrealistic. If you are consumed with hatred and/or loathing of the "other," then Trump's message is an anodyne for you.
I sometimes get frustrated when people don't share the same beliefs as I do. In those situations I sit on my lofty perch, put on my favorite elbow-patched blazer and listen to NPR with the volume barely audible.
When the Orange Orangutan started his bloviations a year or so ago,