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Sun Sep 11, 2016, 11:27 AM

 

The plain reality behind so MUCH of Trump's support and GOP support in general.

Yes, there are a number of factors that play into voting decisions such as party loyalty, negative views of the opponent, etc. But let's be honest. A very large percentage of Trump/GOP supporters are angry white people, especially men, who simply resent the demographic and cultural power structure changes that have been occurring in recent decades and continue to occur.

Some 35% or more of the country is now made up of people of color. These groups have much more power than in the past. Women have much more power than in the past. The old orders are in decline and have been in decline for quite some time, and the election of Barack Obama really struck fear into the guards of the old order. This is why to this day so many of the old guard STILL believe that he is not even an American citizen.

And the GOP has been using race to divide Americans for decades. It was the "Southern Strategy" of Nixon, turning the old DixieCrats into Republicans because President Johnson supported the civil and voting rights acts. Ronald Reagan began a new era of Southern Strategy in his time. George HW Bush used the Willey Horton ad. Right wing talk radio and Fox News have race baited to no end. And then of course the Tea Party movement was mainly race-based and an angry response to Obama's election.

So Trump is just the next and most pronounced evolution of the GOP's racist, sexist, nativist, homophobic leanings. They can't escape it. Trump has hired Bannon of racist Breitbart News as his top guy. Trump has been endorsed and praised by white supremists like former Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Trump has blatantly insulted people of color and women time and time again. And many of his supporters LOVE IT as they sport their confederate flags. It is just the plain TRUTH.

When Trump says he wants to "Make America Great Again," he is really saying that he wants to take America back to where white men are in charge with white women standing by their men, and all women, people of color, and the LGTB community stay in their "place".

Ask the next person you talk to about this issue this question: "If you are racist, sexist, or homophobic, who are you more likely to support, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and BE HONEST?" There is only one possible answer, and we all know what it is.




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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 11:34 AM

1. Exactly. It is racism pure and simple.

 

I feel no need to put any spin or nuance on it. If someone is supporting Trump they are racist. Period. Stop. End of sentence.

I'm probably the furthest thing from a Hillary fan despite being a lifelong, staunch Democrat. But Trump is the racism of the Republican party distilled and anyone that would pull the lever for him is a racist.

If you support half of his positions you are a racist. If you only support the non-racial stuff then you are willing to overlook racism for your own benefit. Either way: supporting Trump makes one a racist. I know this means that many of my friends and family are racist but most of them had it bubbling under the surface and used veiled terms and coding when talking about these issues in the past. All Trump did was expose them to me.

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Sun Sep 11, 2016, 11:38 AM

2. I'm not saying they are all racist, but a good chunk of them, YES. It's just the TRUTH.

 

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 11:44 AM

3. They are either racist or o.k. with racism.

 

That may be a slightly less blatant form of racism but it is racism pure and simple.

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Sun Sep 11, 2016, 01:16 PM

4. It's not ok to be ok with racism, sexism, homophobia, and all the rest of that SLIME.

 

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 06:45 PM

5. Exactly....

 

Which is why I'm comfortable saying without hyperbole that anyone who is voting for Trump to be President is a racist. I don't care how much one hates Hillary. The people not o.k. with racism but still hating Hillary will just sit the election out. i know plenty of them.

But if someone is supporting Trump in any way, from the minimum of voting for him to the maximum of actively wanting him to be president then they are racist. Every. Last. One.

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