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1814, 30 Jul 18

Democrats’ Behavior is Solidifying Support for Trump

Interesting analysis.

The 2016 exit poll showed that Trump won because he decisively beat Clinton among the 18% of Americans who did not like either candidate. These voters tended to be suburban, college-educated, Republican-leaning men. These “reluctant Trump voters” were undecided until the very end of the race, but ultimately decided that the devil whose policies they liked was better than the devil whose policies they didn’t.

Democrats have done nothing since Trump’s election to reduce these feelings. On issue after issue the Democratic party has moved to the left, catering to a progressive base outraged at Trump’s election and seething at how the Democratic establishment foisted a fatally flawed candidate upon them. The latest progressive cause célèbre is for eliminating America’s border enforcement agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice). One can be outraged at how Trump is enforcing America’s immigration laws without thinking that eliminating all border enforcement is a good idea. An idea like this keeps Republicans united in their support for Trump as it clearly shows how unacceptable the alternative is.

The news media’s behavior also keeps Republicans in line. It is impossible to overstate the degree of daily vituperation visited upon the president in the media. Comics and actors use their non-political programs to attack him, often to the implicit applause of the press. Virtually all coverage outside the conservative Fox News and isolated conservative outlets is negative, often couched in highly hostile terms. Virtually all of the columnists at the New York Times and the Washington Post, America’s two most respected dailies, despise Trump – and that includes nearly all of the conservative, libertarian and Republican columnists too. Trump supporters who follow news at all cannot escape the daily blast of negativity.

This has, predictably, hardened the attitudes of many Trump supporters. As minor issues are blown up into major catastrophes, it’s not surprising that potentially major issues like Trump’s embarrassing and obsequious behavior towards Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki get overlooked. It’s “boy who cried wolf” syndrome writ large; when the media cries “wolf” at every passing shadow, many Trump backers simply don’t believe them when they say that a wolf might actually be coming.


1814, 30 July 2018


  1. Merlin

    Trump had the incredible good fortune to run against possibly the worst candidate in modern history. We’ll never know for certain, but I’m pretty sure a few of the other Republicans could have beaten her. Maybe even a Democrat or two had the DNC not whored itself to Clinton’s campaign in exchange for a secret $24.7M sleaze deal18 months out from the election.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals deive me nearer and nearer to Trump everyday with their filthy intersectionality, victim hierarchy, and political correctness.

  3. jjf

    “eliminating all border enforcement is a good idea.”

    Who proposed that?

  4. MjM

    Jiffy barks: Who proposed that?

    Nation of Islam member and  DNC Deputy Chair  (Yo no creo en fronteras!) Ellison,   DNC Chair Perez (CASA de Maryland),  and all the rest of you Soros monkeys.

  5. MHMaley

    He won by 78,000 votes in 3 states and lost the popular vote by almost 3 Million votes .

    He’s Underwater in 2 of those states – Wisc and Michigan .

    So we’ll see .

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Your girl Hillary underestimate the intersection, divisive liberal base crapping on union blue collar white gay sick of being accused of being racist for mere act of breathing.

    Until Democrats stop doing that vs. doubling down, Trump will continue to win Wi and MI.

    Your party needs to stop being so racist.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    Damn phone autocorrect.

    “Your girl Hillary underestimated the intersectionality, divisive liberal base crapping of the Union blue collar white guy….”

  8. Le Roi du Nord


    You want to try again?

    And explain how this fits in:  “The concept of intersectionality is intended to illuminate dynamics that have often been overlooked in feminist movements and theory.”

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    With Transgender movement perverting gender, biology, and science, can you even be sure who is a woman these days?

    That is where we need to start in unwrapping the perverted liberal lexicon.

  10. Jason


    >And explain how this fits in:  “The concept of intersectionality is intended to illuminate dynamics that have often been overlooked in feminist movements and theory.”


    Found your quote….  I’ll source it for you, just in case you think you can fool some readers into thinking that you’re “so smart”


    “Historical background – The concept of intersectionality is intended to illuminate dynamics that have often been overlooked in feminist movements and theory.”

    Guess what that same Wiki article has some interesting things that you skipped over to get to your choice quote.  What I quote below seems to fit with what Kevin is always droning on about…

    Intersectionality is an analytic framework which attempts to identify how interlocking systems of power impact those who are most marginalized in society.[1]Intersectionality considers that various forms of social stratification, such as classracesexual orientation, age, disability and gender, do not exist separately from each other but are interwoven together. While the theory began as an exploration of the oppression of women of color within society, today the analysis is potentially applied to all social categories (including social identities usually seen as dominant when considered independently).

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Exactly how is “With Transgender movement perverting gender, biology, and science” ?  Try and be specific.

    Since the term “intersectionality” was coined in the feminist genre, how does it fit with your argument, whatever that may be?  And why would you be concerned even one whit about a Union member, as you have expressed dislike and hatred for them on numerous occasions ?

  12. Le Roi du Nord


    Just checking:  Do you require ID to make a purchase at your DQ? If so, is it DQ company policy, or yours?  Thanks.


  13. jjf

    No borders? You know who else welcomes immigrants? Free marketers and libertarians.

  14. Le Roi du Nord


    I never made the claim that I was , “so smart”.  Glad to see you did some research, not common on this site.  Maybe you can explain how k’s comment fits together seeing as he won’t or can’t.

    Keep trying, never too late to get smarter.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    It is clear you don’t get it. People are driven to Trump because libs like yourself cannot even acknowledge the perversion of society….worse you ridicule, good, hardworking folk for not accepting the constant shifting social perversion. Normal, good people are sick of it and sick of people like yourself running interference for it. Keep playing the game, make Trump stronger. I like that!

  16. Jason

    >Glad to see you did some research, not common on this site

    Correction.. not too common from you. Still waiting for you to corroborate your statement from what you state you “heard” Trump say. Would take an Average Joe 5 minutes. Maybe I’ve given you too much credit with that moniker?

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    I get “it” just fine.  Anyone that disagrees with you is bad, you are good.  I have known that for a long time.  Good, normal people can disagree with you and you can’t accept that.  Keep calling good, normal folks names like t-rump does and see what that does for your argument.

    j:  Only when you call out others for their statements.  I won’t use names, you can figure out who.  See, I used the classic “the other guys do it” defense so common here.   Hey, just curious: do you need ID to buy groceries?

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    I have no problem with disagreement, it is when people fail to denounce simple, outright, evil is when we have a complex morality problem.

    Judging people through prism of intersectionality, race, corrupting gender politics, victim heirarchy, and political correctness is evil.

    You fail to denounce those divisive concepts as evil.

    That is where our problem lies…your immoral inability to denounce evil.

  19. Le Roi du Nord


    Yes you do have a problem with folks disagreeing with you, man up to that.  Since you seem to be the only one capable of identifying what you consider to be evil or immoral, you give no credence to those who may have differing opinions.  And you are more than willing to judge others without knowing them.  You have judged me plenty of times, yet we have never met.

  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    Your failure to discern between good and evil on these issues is precisely why leftists are driving people to Trump.

    Leftist moral perversion, victim heirarchy, and political correctness, is why Trump is thriving.

  21. Le Roi du Nord


    That’s right, you can discern, and those with different viewpoints can’t discern.  It must be a terrible burden on your narrow shoulders to have to be the moral, ethical, and political compass for the world.  And how condescending you are to those with differing viewpoints, experiences, or knowledge.

  22. Kevin Scheunemann

    So you discern victim hierarchy, intersectionality, and liberal race sorting politics is a good thing?

  23. Le Roi du Nord


    No, those are all things you are hung up on.  I am much more of an optimist, and see some benefit to differing opinions.

  24. Kevin Scheunemann


    This is the problem.  You make no moral judgment on things which are clearly evil.

    Judging people by race, rather than content of character is categorically evil.

    You allow the intersectionality, victim hiearchy of the left to thrive because you tolerate the racist evil.

    That is why Trump thrives, and people flock to him.   He is willing to take on the disgusting evil of the racism of the left.

  25. Le Roi du Nord


    They may be “clearly evil” to you, but not to others.  Why are you so narrow minded?

    Is “intersectionality” the word of the week with you?  Do you get extra green stamps every time you (mis)use it?

  26. Paul

    Green stamps are obsolete, fossil.

    Go back to gumming a low salt meal, geezer.

    Old people should not be seen nor heard. That’s why we have nursing homes.

  27. Kevin Scheunemann


    Aren’t those that tolerate evil and protect it, evil?

    That is what you are when you protect the leftist lens of racism and fail to denounce it.

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