Re: How could a "moron" win the Presidency of the United States?
Never underestimate the power of voters voting against their self interests in large numbers...
Like the Reagan Democrats and NASCAR dads before them, those people are basically multiple groups. The uneducated or undereducated, the ideologically rigid, and the wealthy wannabes among them.
See, Trump won't take away my six figures or my wife's, or our stellar education or 60 years of experience. We'll bounce back. We always do.
The uneducated and undereducated are one plant closing away from fvcked, and still think Trump will save them. Good luck with that.
The ideologically rigid won't listen to reason, as long as their objets d'art are not manhandled. Good luck with that as well.
The most puzzling group to me is the wannabe rich. Those who are an illness or layoff away from ruin but somehow think they'll pull out a stunning financial success if only ACA is repealed and the illegals are turned into rattlesnake food.
It ain't so, people. The Reagan Democrats in the rust belt got fvcked in the 80's, the NASCAR dads saw their meager income stagnate, and the wannabes are always one business success away from heaven. The ideologically rigid are out in cloud nine hugging their objets d'art and wouldn't notice a thousand illegals crossing Lower Wacker drive.
People don't think long term. They want the easy way out. They want a "leader" to blame. Pfeh. I'm 57 and it's Friday night and I'm beginning to dig into MATLAB, since our chief engineer decreed so. FML. Maybe I should call Trump and complain.
You make good posts in this section of the forum, john.
But it does seem that people get upset if they are told they are voting against their own interests.
One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man