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(1,406 posts)
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:19 AM Oct 2020

There may be sympathy votes but there ought to be more anger votes.

Especially from the Biden camp. Maybe not from Joe himself but the campaign staff ought to outrages that those who accompanied Trump to the debates endangered them all by refusing to wear their masks after being asked by the hosting organization to do so.

There ought to very visible outrage in public about how they feel about the indifference to public health and safety exhibited so brazenly by the Trump campaign and administration.

Waiting for s. Sanders to get on TV and scream about this.

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Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
1. We tend to feel sympathy for someone who is stricken by something beyond their control,
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:21 AM
Oct 2020

not so much for self-inflicted stupidities.

He deceived a nation, and 150,000 or so people are dead who didn't have to be (and it might be more).


Rule of Claw

(500 posts)
2. Imagine this hypothetical scenario-Idiot mocks fire. Idiot plays with fire.
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:21 AM
Oct 2020

Idiot gets himself and 200k other people burned.


More like schadenfreude.


(35,696 posts)
3. Only hard core supporters will be sympathy votes. Soft supporters may leave out of anger.
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:22 AM
Oct 2020

The jerk didn't take care of his staff and supporters and now he has it. There is going to be more anger than sympathy.


(1,753 posts)
4. There will be some who are angry; their leader told them it's a hoax & you don't need to
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 10:36 AM
Oct 2020

wear a mask - now they know it's not a hoax. If I were a Trump supporter at one of his rallies and didn't wear a mask because he said we didn't need one, I would be mad as Hell thinking that he didn't care about me being exposed to the virus before he got it, but after he got it, now he cares!

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