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Boogiemack

(1,406 posts)
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:56 AM Oct 2020

Watched that interview with Westmoreland PA Trump supporters. What is wrong with these people?

A woman being interviewed says she changed from Democrat to Republican. When asked why, she said "Oh, from what I've seen over the past two years, I just had to..." (I can't remember the exact words at the end). I almost jumped through the TV screen when he interviewer failed to follow up and ask her just what had she seen in the last two years that made her want to change to Republican?

I just simply hate most of these roving reporters who never seem to be able to conduct a reasonable interview. In fact, I believe the woman was always a Trump voter. There is nothing that happened over the last two years that would make one way out there in rural PA want to change from Dem to GOP. Did I miss something that happened over the last two years to make life better for rural America?

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Watched that interview with Westmoreland PA Trump supporters. What is wrong with these people? (Original Post) Boogiemack Oct 2020 OP
A plant. sandensea Oct 2020 #1
My bs detector went off on that also, no reasonable person that voted democratic in the past would kimbutgar Oct 2020 #2
MAGA cultist lied about her party affiliation? OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2020 #3
Too much change too quickly. They couldn't deal with it underpants Oct 2020 #4
You are trying to make sense out of nonsense. You can't. nt live love laugh Oct 2020 #5
Trump voters lie constantly. Mariana Oct 2020 #6
The last two years? cagefreesoylentgreen Oct 2020 #7
Well it came out that Democrats are all preverts leftyladyfrommo Oct 2020 #10
some minds just aren't made for thinking... stillcool Oct 2020 #8
I hate these informal interviews with PatSeg Oct 2020 #9
Ever notice how they're never walking around downtown Detroit or Cleveland maxrandb Oct 2020 #12
I think they sometimes PatSeg Oct 2020 #15
In western/Southwestern PA, there DeminPennswoods Oct 2020 #11
There's a COVID outbreak going on in Westmoreland County spinbaby Oct 2020 #13
Isn't it centered around a nursing home? DeminPennswoods Oct 2020 #16
There were more than 150 cases linked to the county nursing home but there is now PA Democrat Oct 2020 #19
She's Lying ProfessorGAC Oct 2020 #14
Democrats outnumbered Republicans for years in Westmoreland County but many voted Republican. PA Democrat Oct 2020 #17
Sounds like what I saw outside of KoP mall today durablend Oct 2020 #18

kimbutgar

(20,622 posts)
2. My bs detector went off on that also, no reasonable person that voted democratic in the past would
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:00 PM
Oct 2020

Vote repuke now.

That said though, that Qanon bs has captured a lot of ignorant people during this MF45 pandemic.

underpants

(181,658 posts)
4. Too much change too quickly. They couldn't deal with it
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:01 PM
Oct 2020

Black president
Gays not only no longer made fun of but celebrated
Gender identity
Gays marrying
White men they’ve always trusted failed horribly (Iraq/Great Recession)


It was too much.

7. The last two years?
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:39 PM
Oct 2020

She said she changed her party because of the last two years? I’m curious, but was she white?

If yes, you have your answer right there.

leftyladyfrommo

(18,764 posts)
10. Well it came out that Democrats are all preverts
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:53 PM
Oct 2020

that cook babies in cauldrons and eat them during the full moon.

PatSeg

(46,310 posts)
9. I hate these informal interviews with
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:47 PM
Oct 2020

everyday voters. Same with the bullshit focus groups. I don't need reminders of how uninformed and ridiculous many people are. Such a waste of airtime. If we wanted to hear mindless ignorance, we could go out in the real world and find it quite easily. Or go to any neighborhood bar, you'll hear plenty of know-it-alls expounding on subjects they know nothing about. Some people just like the sound of their own voice and if they get a chance to be on TV, they won't hold back.

maxrandb

(15,044 posts)
12. Ever notice how they're never walking around downtown Detroit or Cleveland
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:08 PM
Oct 2020

or other urban areas for these "man on the street" shitshows?

It's always some fucking hayseed down at the John Deer showroom.

PatSeg

(46,310 posts)
15. I think they sometimes
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:10 PM
Oct 2020

pick the interviews that are the most outrageous and unreasonable to air. You know, that can be really funny if it is Jordan Klepper doing it on The Daily Show, but I don't see any value on a news show. They have real polls, they don't need these interviews.

DeminPennswoods

(15,235 posts)
11. In western/Southwestern PA, there
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:03 PM
Oct 2020

are many conservative voters who have been registered as Dems their entire lives, but they've been voting Republican for awhile now. It's just a change in registration to reflect the change in where the two main political parties are today. The voters haven't really changed their beliefs much at all.

spinbaby

(15,058 posts)
13. There's a COVID outbreak going on in Westmoreland County
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:14 PM
Oct 2020

This is where people won’t wear masks because freedum.

DeminPennswoods

(15,235 posts)
16. Isn't it centered around a nursing home?
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:33 PM
Oct 2020

Trump did have hold a rally at the Latrobe airport, though. Wonder what the contact tracers are finding? Attendees probably won't admit they were there.

PA Democrat

(13,225 posts)
19. There were more than 150 cases linked to the county nursing home but there is now
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:29 PM
Oct 2020

a big uptick in community spread. Positivity rate for testing was 24% last week.

Big anti-mask MAGA moron population here. One of the county commissioners was recently diagnosed and claimed he wasn't at the Trump rally but he's been at several other superspreader events for local Republicans so who knows which one of them infected him.

But the f***ing Trump signs are everywhere. We will never attain herd immunity but we do have a hefty dose of herd mentality that is racist, willfully ignorant and just plain selfish.

PA Democrat

(13,225 posts)
17. Democrats outnumbered Republicans for years in Westmoreland County but many voted Republican.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:06 PM
Oct 2020

Some of those Repub-voting Dems have officially switched their party affiliation to Republican and sadly, new voter registrations have favored Republicans. Four years ago, Democrats outnumbered Republicans in Westmoreland County by 10,000. Now the Republicans are ahead by 14,000 registered voters.

Even with the edge in voter registration in the past, the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won Westmoreland County was in 1996 when Clinton barely beat Dole.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/10/09/republicans-gain-statewide-and-locally-in-voter-registration/

durablend

(7,373 posts)
18. Sounds like what I saw outside of KoP mall today
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:12 PM
Oct 2020

On the sidewalk, a meeting of "Democrats for Trump". Every one of them looked like a MAGAt. What a crock of shit.

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