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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:09 PM

87% of republicans still support trump.

Why?? Still won't admit their error, I suppose. Don't let your guard down. What can we do to change their minds?

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Reply 87% of republicans still support trump. (Original post)
jack69 Feb 2017 OP
TrekLuver Feb 2017 #1
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #2
busterbrown Feb 2017 #3
jack69 Feb 2017 #7
DefenseLawyer Feb 2017 #4
unblock Feb 2017 #5
jack69 Feb 2017 #8
sarcasmo Feb 2017 #6
jack69 Feb 2017 #10
dalton99a Feb 2017 #11
monmouth4 Feb 2017 #9
jack69 Feb 2017 #14
LaydeeBug Feb 2017 #15
jack69 Feb 2017 #19
LaydeeBug Feb 2017 #21
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #25
KingCharlemagne Feb 2017 #12
Charles Bukowski Feb 2017 #13
jack69 Feb 2017 #17
LaydeeBug Feb 2017 #16
jack69 Feb 2017 #20
LaydeeBug Feb 2017 #22
nikibatts Feb 2017 #18
kentuck Feb 2017 #23
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #24
MoonRiver Feb 2017 #26
JDC Feb 2017 #27
HopeAgain Feb 2017 #28
Stellar Feb 2017 #29
blue cat Feb 2017 #30
Maru Kitteh Feb 2017 #31
Vogon_Glory Feb 2017 #32

Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:11 PM

1. Don't worry when it comes out that Trashbag and Company were colluding with the Russians

 

the deplorables won't be able to deny it any longer. Of course there will always be the die hards.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:13 PM

2. They are using him to rubberstamp their agenda

But they are being forced to try to keep this crazed animal in line until they can do that.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:15 PM

3. Please attach a link..

Not that I donít believe it, but I wanna see it in real time.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:22 PM

7. Couldn't find it again, were talking about trump's approval rating was 20 points below average

at this stage of the presidency. I'm not that advanced at all this, must be instructions somewhere.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:17 PM

4. They see him as a strongman

 

They are frightened and demoralized and paranoid. They will be drawn to Trump so long as they think he is strong. They don't care about policy or competence or facts, just that Trump is going to kick somebody's ass.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:21 PM

5. "support" doesn't mean they're thrilled with everything about him.

it just means that whatever they don't like, whatever they're worried about, it isn't enough to abandon him.

strong loyalty (to party, not country) is one of the core values of the republican party, so it takes an awful lot for most republicans to abandon a president of their own party.

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:26 PM

8. It took a lot for them to accept Nixon's involvement.

Even then, many stayed with him. Remember that line in "Sweet Home Alabama", "now Watergate does not bother me.." It bothered me. Now I can't listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd (sp?)

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:21 PM

6. Don't waste your time with a Trump bot. The millions who didn't vote are the key.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:28 PM

10. This was the real problem with the election.

Young people not voting even though it matters most to them.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:28 PM

11. +1

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:28 PM

9. They're just like him, cannot admit they were wrong, just can't do it..n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:35 PM

14. My Sister in Law voted for trump because she could not vote for a liar!!!

Actually two more sisters in law, also. As well as my virulent trumpeteer sister.

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Response to jack69 (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:36 PM

15. what are they saying now? nt

 

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:43 PM

19. Nothing

We don't talk much anyway. My wife talks to them occasionally, but luckily, she has seen the light even though she came out of a grossly racist situation with her parents.

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Response to jack69 (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 07:53 AM

21. Welcome to DU, and say something to them. Dont let this sit

 

Tether this around their neck

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:00 AM

25. +1, it takes a lot to admit they're wrong about a persons character... Especially after being warned

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:28 PM

12. Cognitive dissonance. Anxiety-inducing to hold two mutually

 

contradictory beliefs at the same time; Trump is the leader of my party and Trump is a traitor. One way to reduce that psychic anxiety is to find ways to bring the two beliefs into balance. To wit, Trump is not a traitor because it's 'fake news.'

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:32 PM

13. Don't expect that to change either. If a drawer full of socks

 

decided to run as a Republican, it would get 60 million votes, easy.

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Response to Charles Bukowski (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:38 PM

17. The grand old party of crime

Google Spiro T Agnew, Tricky Dick, etc.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:37 PM

16. I don't trust the veracity of that number at all. nt

 

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:51 PM

20. Guess that's why he is still standing.

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Response to jack69 (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 07:55 AM

22. No...that the KGOPB values power and party over Country (and Russia) is why he's still standing.

 

You're welcome

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:39 PM

18. Someone said it is easier to be fooled than to admit that you were already fooled.

 

That!

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 07:58 AM

23. Nothing will change their minds.

Forget them.

Work with those those that didn't vote and help those that can be helped.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:00 AM

24. think how fucked up you must be if you are still a Republican

 

All the shit your party has done, and they still come back for more. I'm sorry but they are not right in the head at all.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:01 AM

26. Rump will change their minds.

Just give him time!

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:04 AM

27. Did they mention Independents?

I think that was his tip of the scale...if you can call it that.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:04 AM

28. We can't...

Living through what is likely to be a 1st class Republican shit show is probably the only thing that will change their minds.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:06 AM

29. The answer is, most Republic0ns need to be normal...

..and that's just not something you're not going to find in their party. They're all little Trump's.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:07 AM

30. Yes

All of them around me still support him. I've been told everything was Flynn's fault and now everything is good.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:07 AM

31. I don't give a FUCK about changing their minds.

They lost the vote.

They only won the EC with the help of the Kremlin, Alex Jones, actual fake news, Wki-leaks, the entirety of RW radio, Nazis and the fucking head of the FBI.

They are WEAK. #TheResistance is strong and geting stronger every minute of every day.

Fuck the troglodytes. Let them fade and die, as nature dictates.

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Response to jack69 (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 09:29 AM

32. They'll need to do some hurting before they wise up

I realize that this sounds callous, but the only way the Trump-publicans are ever going to wise up is through more hard-core hurting.

At the risk of offending my fellow DU'ers, things aren't too bad for most Trumpkins. The farmers might be alarmed by the promised immigration crack-down, but the Obama recovery hasn't sputtered to a halt, the ACA is still there, and so is much of the social safety net.

It's going to take a real economic (bleep-word)-storm and a lot of hurting for the dim 15-watt bulb of reason to switch on in most Trump voters' brains and inspire them to think that maybe, just maybe, Donnie and the Republicans are hurting them and maybe voting for Club Pachyderm was a mistake.

Unfortunately a lot of Progressives and people WE love and care about are going to have to suffer as badly or worse than wavering Trumpkins before they wise up.

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