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Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:49 PM

Seven things about Don the Con's supporters -delish!

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/9/30/1576113/-If-You-Tell-Me-You-Are-Supporting-Trump-I-Already-Know-Seven-Things-About-You

Tell me you are conservative. Tell me you are Christian. Tell me you are Republican. Tell me any of these things, and I won't make too many assumptions about you. Sure, I may assume you go to church every Sunday, eat red meat, and get most of your news from Fox and Friends, but beyond that, I will withhold judgment on the kind of person you are until I get to know you. In fact, as a Southern white male veteran who lives in a very rural area, most of the people in my circles are of the right-leaning variety. I can attest that most people are fairly decent when you get to know them.

This equation changes when you tell me unequivocally that you are voting for Trump. Instantly, I know there are certain things about you and your character that I can assume that I wouldn't if you told me you supported any other GOP candidate. Ainít none of them good.

Tell me you are a strong Trump supporter, then you are telling me:

1. You want to be ruled, not governed.

The single trait that predicts the Trump supporter has nothing to do with race, income, or education. A researcher at the University of Massachusetts found that the top predictor of whether a voter supports Trump is his or her proclivity towards authoritarianism.

Authoritarians obey. They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened. From pledging to ďmake America great againĒ by building a wall on the border to promising to close mosques and ban Muslims from visiting the United States, Trump is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations.

So spare me your lectures about market freedoms or any constitutional rights you claim to hold dear. You want a dictator in the style of Putin, which pretty much makes you anti-American.

2. You have no class.

Seriously. You donít. Iím sorry. I tried to revisit this one several times but I donít know how to sugar-coat it.

It is NOT OKAY that Trump mocked a disabled person. If Hillary did that, it would be a deal-breaker for me. I'd go third-party, or write in my own name. I have standards. You apparently don't. Some people try to justify this by saying Trump didn't really do it. Except he really did, and it was awful.

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Reply Seven things about Don the Con's supporters -delish! (Original post)
malaise Oct 2016 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2016 #1
librarylu Oct 2016 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2016 #3
irisblue Oct 2016 #4
uppityperson Oct 2016 #5
malaise Oct 2016 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #7
malaise Oct 2016 #8
yardwork Oct 2016 #9
sheshe2 Oct 2016 #10
Sunny05 Oct 2016 #11
nightscanner59 Oct 2016 #12
Akamai Oct 2016 #13
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #15
Akamai Oct 2016 #16
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #17
Akamai Oct 2016 #18
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #19
smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #14

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:52 PM

1. Link, please?

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Response to librarylu (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:57 PM

3. Thanks!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:11 PM

4. good article

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:22 PM

5. Big K&R. Malaise, has the storm hit yet? I hope it weakens soon.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:59 PM

6. The storm won't hit us until Monday

we'll start feeling the effects tomorrow - now we're just waiting. Word is we'll face very serious rain and wind but we may not get a direct hit which is great news. Should be over by Tuesday sometime.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 04:03 PM

7. Table with 6 dimensions of RW Authoritarian Followers with multiple aspects for each

Sourced via a different series of DailyKos articles and backed by careful rigorous academic research.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=8065442

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 04:09 PM

8. Thanks

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 04:35 PM

9. All true.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 05:11 PM

10. Very good read.

Accurate summary of a tRump supporter.

Stay dry malaise.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 05:28 PM

11. K&R. Now that's telling it like it is. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 05:36 PM

12. I'm encouraged and sickened at the same time.

This election cycle, thanks to the boisterous Donald has truly bottomed out the worst of what was previously latent GOP repulsive, revolting, disgusting, abhorrent, repellent, repugnant, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, noxious, horrendous, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavory, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful; ugly, hideous, grotesque; informalghastly, horrible, horrid and generally unbelievable nonsense.
I can't help but be glad they've finally come out of the closet for all these torrid traits, yet a little bit afraid they may have actually found a way to cheat the election cycle.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 05:39 PM

13. Absolutely! About those items you outlined. Chris Mooney in his wonderful book, "The Republican Brain"

 

shows how obedience and falling in line are Republican values. Also, he notes that Republicans are less likely to believe science, new ideas, are more likely to have difficulties interacting with others, etc. (He also points out that liberals tend to be more sloppy, and if those are his criteria hold any weight, then I'm real liberal!)

He also points out that liberals believe in fairness to others, and have empathy--more than do Republicans. Chris Mooney says that by the kindergarten or first grade year, one can spot Republicans, because they are fearful. Democrats and liberals are more accepting of others, more likely to give others the benefit of the doubt.

A series of studies has shown that Republicans tend to interpret neutral images as being threatening, or disgusting. That is, if you show people neutral faces, Republicans are more likely to interpret them as threatening than our Democrats. Republicans are also likely to find more disgusting things such as, dog poop, vomit, etc., then are Democrats--who probably see these things as everyday experiences.

Fearful Republicans are much more susceptible to threats from abroad, to people bringing on the drumbeats of war. This is part of the actual brain wiring of many Republicans, especially the most conservative ones.

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Response to Akamai (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 09:48 PM

15. Some studies showed

 

that people with messy desks tend to be smarter. Of course, the study may have been funded by messy people

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 10:12 PM

16. Read Mooney's book and other research. Republicans believe more than

 

Strong Republicans believe in such virtues as organization, obedience, purity, justice, while Democrats believe more in fairness, openness.

Mooney book is at home or I would look it up.

Although, yes, I am often quite messy, if that was your implication.

Although take a look at the following description of Mooney's book from http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/04/201241195538365112.html

and see the following:

"While conservatives can be characterised negatively in terms of lack of openness, they can also be characterised positively, in terms of conscientiousness. "Those who rate high on this trait tend to prize orderliness and having a lot of structure in their lives - being on time, working hard, sticking to a predictable schedule, and keeping one's home or office neat or clean... The conscientious are highly goal-oriented, competent, and organised - and, on average, politically conservative.""



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Response to Akamai (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 10:16 PM

17. So am I

 

I like studies that prove how smart I am

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 10:19 PM

18. I am not sure how your posting here proves that... but maybe...

 

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Response to Akamai (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 2, 2016, 02:06 AM

19. It was an attempt,

 

apparently failed, at humor.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2016, 05:41 PM

14. Excellent article!

Thank you for posting!

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