Why do people vote Trump?

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Some people will vote for Trump because they are Republicans and will vote for their party even if it puts up a monster as candidate. Which is has.

Some Trumpsters genuinely admire this ghoul. They are attracted by his race baiting and his bellicose rhetoric.

Some people so revile Hillary that they will do anything to prevent that woman getting te keys to the White House. Trump calls her crooked Hillary. Can the devil speak true? Yes, even the devil tells the truth sometimes. Hillary is a serial liar as many official reports have proven. She was criminally incompetent over her emails. Her extreme pro abortion stance is reprehensible. Her advocacy of mass murder in Palestine is worthy of Trump. But these atrocities meet with the approval of most Americans.

For the working class there is a lot to be furious about. Their living standards have been in decline for 40 years. There is poverty pay when there is employment at all for blue collars. They identify the right problems about cost of living and illegal immigration. Their notion of the solution is totally wrong. Economic protectionism is not going to work. Corporations that back Trump will not allow it.

There are many reasons by life has got worse for the proletariat. Illegal immigration is only a minor factor. Corporations pay less. Medicare and Medicaid are underfunded. Healthcare has gotten too expensive and the Affordable Healthcare Act has only partly addressed this. It needs to go further not be scrapped. Higher education is getting costlier all the time. There are insufficient jobs. They are often poorly paid and precarious.

Some people think draft dodger Trump is a he man. It is true that Bill Clinton avoided the draft. The difference is that he did not pretend to be a hard man.

Some people mistake brutality for toughness. Real toughness is being humane even when that is very difficult.

SOme people are frankly moronic. They fall for birther bullshit. They believe flagrant lies such as Hillary will outlaw the words Merry Christmas or confiscate all firearms.

There are no policy reasons to back him since he has no policies. He is extremely erratic. He changes his mind daily. He cannot be trusted to be pro Life since he was pro Choice till not long ago. He tells the most barefaced lies and yet thinks his credibility is unimpeachable.

SOme people are stupid enough to believe a billionaire can be anti establishment. He has been cronies with politicians of both parties for decades. He was a Clinton donor. He was born a multimillionaire. He is not anti corporate. He is a corporation in himself. Many people fool themselves. The uninformed and the anti analytical are easily hoodwinked. These people have blind faith. No wonder so many of them are religious nuts and climate change deniers. They want someone to blame – usually other ethnicities.

Trump’s malevolent demagoguery holds some allure for the unintelligent. Many people are easily gulled. For some patriotism blurs into racism and aggression.

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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