I disagree. I think there are quite a lot of people who are Republican that can go along with dog whistle racial comments but would draw a line on video and audio proof of Trump saying he hates two groups of people using the worst racial epitets. At that point, powerful guys like Senators Kennedy and McConnell or Congressman McCarthy would have to draw the line in order to get re-elected. And with the power in the Senate and House denouncing him, the turn would happen.
..or him outwardly saying he "Hates (racial slurs)" for Republicans to turn on Trump, at this point. It's sad, but I think a disgusting immoral, racist minority of the great Republican Party is running it right now and the good people of that party don't have the gumption to take it back.
Yeah I don't think there is a single chance that if Trump did that the 'voting for Trump cuz Liberals made us by nominating Hillary' voters or the 'We just want the Supreme Court seats, we don't approve of Trump at all besides voting for him and doing nothing else to oppose him' voters would give a fat crap about Trump getting caught on video saying he hates minorities or using racial slurs. People already assume that about him.
Donald Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory accusing a former president of murder. People who continue to vote for Trump do not care about social norms anymore. What they want to get out of Trump is varying but what is uniting is that they're willing to look past his faults to do it, and they can't be shamed into changing their minds.
I'm starting to look at Trumpism as kind of a fever that has to run its course. Hopefully it's only 4 years, but if we don't take the whole cycle of antibiotics it could come back.
Here's an actual sitting President of the United States of America, 10 days after a pair of shootings that rocked the nation and prodded said sitting President to finally put in place some more stringent background checks, mocking a TV news personality saying the man was so 'crazy' he should be red flagged, using the actual reforms he wants enacted due to the 30 people left dead in said shooting.
Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldnít be allowed to have any weapon. Heís nuts!
If you think there is a significant block of voters who can tolerate that, tolerate the other stuff Trump says on a weekly sometimes daily sometimes hourly basis, but Trump using a vulgar racial slur is a bridge too far, I cannot disagree hard enough. Those people do not exist en masse.
there are those here who proclaimed they voted for him as the lesser evil between him and Hillary who are still planning to vote for him in 2020 no matter who the Dems eventually put up. there is no bar too low for many Trump voters.
I'll be voting for him again because, despite being a disgusting human being, I overall like what he has done for the economy, immigration, tax cuts and judicial nominations. I think he's been much better in those areas than I suspect a Democrat would be. I haven't minded his foreign policy, and he hasn't moved the country sharply rightward on certain social issues.
I give him low marks for fiscal responsibility, and personal dignity / morality. He doesn't inspire, and he doesn't lead. But, I'm not inspired by any of the Dems, either. So, I'll be voting for him, and I won't be ashamed of it. I just wish there was a better conservative candidate who was in line with both my positions and my values.
Before it is even remotely clear who the dem nominee is you declare yourself voting for someone whose values you readily admonish. Candidates like Ryan, Delaney, Hickenlooper, Bullock, Harris and Biden are too far to the left for you to even consider? Yours is probably the most frightening post I've seen in a long time. A person who has expressed deep concern and dislike for Trump is going to vote for him regardless of the dem nominee.
That sort of puts a knife into my hope that the country will acknowledge that a human being so brazen in his diviciveness, so plainly narcissistic, so readily willing to lie at every turn, so easily swayed to give credibility to unfounded conspiracies, so prone to bullying, so willing to deny science, so willing to ignore his own intelligence agencies warnings about Russia, so unclear and impulsive in his decision-making, so thin-skinned and reactive to any hint of disloyalty or criticism -- this is the man that a smart and decent mainstream conservative can't find a single dem in a field of 24 who is suitable to consider voting for against this abomination. I appreciate the honesty -- but it leaves me pretty deflated.
Iím a conservative. I support most conservative positions. Trump has moved many of my policy goals forward, and the economy is booming.
Harris and Biden are quite left, and have almost no alignment with my policy positions.
Trump is the most extreme President weíve had, but do you remember the Clinton years? How many were willing to vote for him despite being a liar and a bad human being? He was a womanizer and a man who committed perjury as President, but he was embraced.
I canít embrace Trump, but I do know that his policies are largely aligned with my preferences. I absolutely hate his rhetoric, but honestly I equally hate the rhetoric of the left. I feel that Democrats as a whole have abandoned both the religious and the working poor, two groups that I have tremendous sympathy for (despite no longer belonging to either group). Trump is divisive, but he only has traction because of the divisiveness and identity politics that came before him..
The only Democrat that Iím aware of that I would support at the national level is Joe Manchin. If he ran, Iíd support him over Trump. Trump was my last choice in the 2016 primaries, and Iíd take just about any Republican over him, from Kasich to Cruz (with Haley my favorite ó policy, morality, strength, guts.)