Originally Posted by Brian McFarland
In other words, somewhere between 30% and 36% of the population are gullible fools. That's a high number! Sometimes I think there ought to be a minimum IQ requirement to vote.
Cue the screamer.
The screamer is in a "licking my wounds" phase right now. He'll be back this weekend raring and ready to go, assuming past behavior is any guide.
On the merits, I don't think the hard-core Trump base are gullible fools, or morons as you mentioned yesterday. (Yes, there are plenty of stupid people out there, but no political faction has a lock on them). The hard core Trump base believes the institutions of the nation are irredeemably corrupt and hopelessly biased. They are tired of being mocked and belittled. So, in my opinion, the hard core Trump base will latch on to anyone who is willing to sling mud at the establishment and tear down establishment institutions. Trump is their gladiator, profound flaws and all. That said, the Trumpsters I know do not admire him personally.
As an aside, and unfortunately, I think that the overwhelming resentment driving Trumpism is somewhat understandable. We are a very polarized and angry nation.
Our nation needs
an inspired and inspiring leader to start the healing.