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(1,406 posts)
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:58 AM Oct 2020

That mother and daughter on CNN just now. Wow it's scary to have a woman say she is a doctor

and then hear her say she is leaning toward voting for Trump is really scary. If she hasn't made up her mind whom to vote for by now I hope she doesn't treat any patients.

It is just mind boggling to me how many people would still vote for Trump and fail to hold him accountable for anything. That includes some of my former friends whose covert racism and sexism has been on full display on twitter.

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(17,493 posts)
1. i just caught the end of it and I didnt hear her say she was leaning trump... wasnt her dtr leaning
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:59 AM
Oct 2020



(4,443 posts)
2. Greed is a more powerful force than compassion for some people
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:03 AM
Oct 2020

Maybe she loves her tax cuts more than her fellow man.


(101,325 posts)
5. I remember how shocked I was in 2008 to hear a female ER doctor colleague tell me she was voting for
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:29 AM
Oct 2020

SARAH PALIN! (obviously, McCain would 'come along for the ride' ) but her vote was based on her enthusiasm for Palin.

Since I really liked her and thought she was otherwise "sane," I preferred to think that she just hadn't been paying attention and knew little about Palin.


(45,366 posts)
6. You never can tell what motivates political support.
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:35 AM
Oct 2020

My mother was a traditional FDR liberal Democrat.

Yet shortly before she passed, she opined that she thought that Donald Rumsfeld was "sexy." Blood on his hands and sexy.

And no, she had her wits and faculties at the time of that opinion.


Le Roi de Pot

(744 posts)
7. Bunch of my Doctor/Dentist friends are staunch Republicans ... They have private practices
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:38 AM
Oct 2020

They love the lower tax rates from Trump



(1,406 posts)
11. When is enough enough for them? Most will not outlive their wealth and it will go to
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:44 AM
Oct 2020

someone else who hasn't "earned it."


Le Roi de Pot

(744 posts)
12. I was talking to a financial advisor ( through my work 401k) when he told me that a
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:52 AM
Oct 2020

client of his who is a surgeon with a stock portfolio of around 24 million dollars called him in the middle of a surgery ( or at least claimed that he was) as he was worries about NVDA's falling share prices


(7,608 posts)
8. my sister-in-law
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:38 AM
Oct 2020

got into med school because my husband's uncle sat on the board of regents...she's a rabid Trumpie...the last time she posted racist garbage on her Facebook page, everyone unfriended her...btw I wouldn't trust her to give me the right time much less diagnose a hang nail...


(14,840 posts)
9. A bunch of medical doctors are Republicans.
Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:39 AM
Oct 2020

As a grad student, I did statistical analysis for my university's medical school. I honestly wasn't very impressed by the critical thinking skills of the medical doctors that I met overall. It made me wonder if money was their main motivation.

Democratic vs. Republican occupations:

Edit: And they repeatedly insisted on designing the studies wrong despite my warnings, and the results were usually meaningless just like I expected. But, hey, they were the doctors and they had to do it their way!
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