When You Say You’re a Trump Voter, I Instantly Know 7 Things About You

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When You Say You’re a Trump Voter, I Instantly Know 7 Things About You

Posted on April 23, 2017
 
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While I don’t always like to make sweeping assumptions about people based on a small collection of evidence, if you are a Donald Trump supporter, there are certain things I already know about you. Here are 7 of those things (HUGE shout out toDaily Kos for putting together this amazing list!):

1. YOU WANT TO BE RULED, NOT GOVERNED:

The single trait that predicts the Trump supporter isn’t related to race, income, or education. A University of Massachusetts researches found that the top predictor of whether a voter supports Trump is a tendency to lean toward authoritarianism:

Authoritarians obey. They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened. From pledging to “make America great again” 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.

2. YOU HAVE NO CLASS:

Donald Trump and his supporters will try to tell you that he didn’t mock a disabled person, even though we all saw him do it.

Also, remember the time he mocked Senator McCain for being a POW, saying “I like people who weren’t captured”?

Remember the time he made a mockery of our military by insulting/disrespecting the parents of a fallen soldier?

Remember when Donald Trump body-shamed a beauty pageant winner?

Remember when Donald Trump was accused (not charged, yet) of statutory rape, not mention the creepy and disgusting things he said about his own daughter?

There are literally thousands of statements and actions that we could mention here. Keep defending them, please, and prove my point about your lack of class.

3. YOU ARE NOT SOMEONE I WOULD TRUST TO DO BUSINESS WITH:

With Trump’s long history of shady business deals, his refusal to release his tax returns, his constant stream of blatant lies and his habit of not paying people who did work for him, I am assuming by your giving him a pass on this, that you also would behave this way in your business dealings.

4. YOU’RE EITHER A RACIST OR AN ENABLER OF RACISTS:

Trump’s campaign has been built almost entirely on racist rhetoric and hypothetical policy.  Trump led the charge on the ridiculous birther movement, he wants to keep Mexicans out by forcing them to pay for a massive border wall, he believes all Muslims are either terrorists or have ties to terrorists, he ridicules “black lives matter,” he encourages voter intimidation and already-proven-ineffective laws like “stop and frisk” that unfairly and overwhelmingly target African Americans and Latinos.  There is literally NO WAY you can support Donald Trump and at least not be ok with someone else’ racism, though, it’s far more likely you have some of these racist tendencies on your own.

5. YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH WOMEN:

Trump regularly says vulgar and sexist things about women.  He strangely believes that Bill Clinton’s affairs somehow disqualify Hillary Clinton from the presidency, and yet, has been three times and had numerous (and proudly admitted) affairs himself.  As we already mentioned, Trump recently body-shamed a pageant winner. He has routinely called women, including his campaign opponent, dogs and pigs.  He once claimed Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina were both “too ugly” to be president. D0nald Trump has consistently said strange and creepy things about his daughter’s appearance, giving off the vibe that he is attracted to her.

Donald Trump has major issues with women.  Again, either you do too, or you have no problem giving Trump a free pass on being a disgusting, sexist creep.

6. YOU AREN’T QUITE AS “CHRISTIAN” AS YOU CLAIM TO BE:

Christian author Philip Yancey recently said:
I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs, that they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind.

From Trump making a mockery of forgiveness and the Christian practice of Holy Communion (“I receive forgiveness when I get my little cracker and the juice”), to his ridiculous claim of his favorite bible verse being from “Two Corinthians,” Donald Trump’s anti-Christian personal behavior, proposed political policies and unethical business practices prove his claims of having a deep personal Christian faith is nothing more than a pandering for votes.

7. YOU ARE ANTI-CONSTITUTION:

For someone who consistently claims Barack Obama has assaulted our constitutional rights, Donald Trump seems to be set to launch an assault on the constitution the likes of which we have never seen.  He has already indicated any journalists that oppose him will be silenced and oppressed. He has urged congress to consider shutting down mosques. He wants to end birthright citizenship. The list goes on.

If you don’t want to be considered a racist, sexist, whatever, then maybe you should consider no longer supporting a man who absolutely, without question, is all of these things.  You’re better than this, America.

H/T Daily Kos

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Comments (33)

  1. deaconjim

    Absolutely!

    May 21, 2017
  2. stevehayes13

    I would have thought that after the last couple of years every serious person would have realised that name calling does not work any more.

    May 21, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      this is one of the main points this author was trying to make. the man is constantly name calling his opponents. he referred to comey as crazy just a few days ago. america can do better for a leader and certainly can do better as a republic of sovereign citizens.

      given the donald’s track record, i’m particularly keen on #3. he has declared corporate bankruptcy four times, covering his ass and screwing his investors every time.. he’s been sued hundreds of times, most often for stiffing subcontractors. he has huge debts with foreign investors . there are some pretty serious charges of nepotism and conflicts of interest rising.

      on his business record alone, it should be obvious to a “serious person” who can reason for themselves that the man is unfit to occupy the office of the CEO of the USA and commander in chief of it’s armed forces.

      May 21, 2017
      1. stevehayes13

        The author is engaged in calling Trump supporters names; just like Clinton with her basket of deplorables rhetoric.

        May 21, 2017
        1. tjtooter

          lol. i’m glad you’re not american with your illogical logic. the man and his following are presenting the gravest threat to this republic that i’ve seen in my lifetime and you are refusing to address any of the reasons for it.

          May 21, 2017
          1. nico44l

            Damn, thats the least actually, since steve above implied that Trump just invested on terrorism on a recent comment of his, in another blog entry.

            May 21, 2017
            1. tjtooter

              i wasn’t thinking in terms of which is greatest, but rather how his track record in his own business should make it painfully obvious to any free thinking person that he is unfit for the job.

              May 21, 2017
    2. Neighsayer

      can’t shame ME about name calling in the face of Trump and the global white power movement: stevehayes13 is a deplorable, a brexit rightwing troll. Also not too bright.

      May 21, 2017
      1. croker

        If not being biased and prejudiced, examining the evidence, not engaging in name calling makes stevehayes13 a deplorable, a brexit rightwing troll and also not too bright then I would rather be in his camp than yours.

        May 21, 2017
        1. tjtooter

          if you call what steve is doing unbiased, i honestly don’t know what to say.

          May 21, 2017
        2. Neighsayer

          me either

          May 22, 2017
          1. croker

            I think you are motivated by partisan politics and in the words of Obama “We cannot mistake absolutlism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name calling as reasoned debate” which is what you appear to be doing and as the saying goes “if the cap fits wear it”

            May 22, 2017
            1. tjtooter

              i know you and steve are being intellectually dishonest, derailing the discussion of the author’s assertions by dismissing them as “name calling”. this is not name calling. the author described things that trump is guilty of being and doing and is asserting that his supporters are just as bad.

              May 22, 2017
      2. croker

        You shame yourself – no one needs to do that for you.

        May 22, 2017
  3. croker

    tjtooter, there is no intellectual dishonesty unless of course you regard the fact I am not jumping up and down shouting that Trump is a bad person but that wouldn’t be intellectual would it. The dishonesty is not on my part but I would suggest you might like to look in the mirror and check out projection.

    May 22, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      i suggest you try a rational argument addressing the premises of the OP, rather than this intellectually dishonest nonsense.

      May 22, 2017
  4. GoldenPig2012

    Bullshit. That’s an assumption based on your own feelings and is just as derisive as Trump is towards everyone. No, I didn’t vote for Trump, though I did consider it because I did NOT want to vote for Hilary. I voted, just not for either of them, and, no, don’t start with the “wasted vote” bullshit on that one.

    May 22, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      if this is aimed at me, i should think this assessment is a little more than just feelings.

      //given the donald’s track record, i’m particularly keen on #3. he has declared corporate bankruptcy four times, covering his ass and screwing his investors every time.. he’s been sued hundreds of times, most often for stiffing subcontractors. he has huge debts with foreign investors . there are some pretty serious charges of nepotism and conflicts of interest rising.
      on his business record alone, it should be obvious to a “serious person” who can reason for themselves that the man is unfit to occupy the office of the CEO of the USA and commander in chief of it’s armed forces. //

      May 22, 2017
      1. GoldenPig2012

        It wasn’t “aimed”, it was a direct response. We disagree on this point. I have people I love and respect who voted for this idiot and those things you said aren’t true about them. They were simply hoping for something different in life, something more akin to how they think. They, on the most part, chuckle, are MORE than disappointed and pissed. Yeah, I tried to tell them, but, they get to do their thing as I get to do mine. But, those things you listed AREN’T about the ones I know who voted for Trump. They rolled the dice and feel they’ve lost. So, general declarations about voters for Trump aren’t something I’m gonna stay quiet about.

        May 23, 2017
        1. tjtooter

          lots of folks suffering buyers remorse, that’s for sure, so i understand your point. lots of people voted for what they thought was the lesser of two evils and i can sympathize, but i’m sorry, i’m not backing off of the yahoos shouting MAGA, cheering the pig on.

          May 23, 2017
          1. GoldenPig2012

            I don’t know what “MAGA” means.

            May 24, 2017
            1. tjtooter

              make america great again.

              May 24, 2017
  5. GoldenPig2012

    tjtooter, I’m not “up” on the current bullshit. Thanks for the definition. Hey…………..say what you feel you need to say, do what you feel you need to do. We all have that right and I’m not throwin’ stones.

    May 24, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      you were sticking up for your friends who voted for trump but aren’t racist, sexist, religious fanatics. i’m a member of three endangered minorities (non-zionist jewish transgender hippie). i’m pretty much obligated to make noise.

      May 24, 2017
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Honey, it doesn’t matter who we are, we GET to make noise.

        May 25, 2017
        1. tjtooter

          silence is consent.

          May 25, 2017
          1. GoldenPig2012

            That’s wrong. Just because someone doesn’t hear me doesn’t mean I am not speaking or acting. Surely, you know that.

            May 25, 2017
            1. tjtooter

              it’s just a generalized statement, not aimed at anybody in particular.

              May 25, 2017
  6. morningafter7

    This is what’s wrong with America – people coming up with and posting stereotyping bs like this. Ever hear of having an open mind and looking at the GOOD things that someone is trying to do? Yeah, didn’t think so…

    May 25, 2017
    1. tjtooter

      ok, enlighten me. what are the good things donald trump is trying to do?

      May 25, 2017
      1. morningafter7

        Enlighten yourself! Do some research! Don’t just listen to what the national media is saying!
        Happily, it’s not my job to try to teach or convince someone who’s already biased. But you could look in the areas of health care and national security to start.

        May 25, 2017
        1. tjtooter

          i have been. you will either back your argument up with some facts or disappear from my reality. totally up to you, honey.

          May 25, 2017
  7. GoldenPig2012

    No one knows jack shit about someone because of one action. Period. You know better than that.

    May 25, 2017