A liberal attends a Trump rally. Thinks Dems are going to get their "asses kicked"

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  1. divits

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    Well written article that looks dispassionately at Trump supporters and how the left really has no idea.

    After Attending a Trump Rally, I Now Know Democrats Have No Shot in 2020

    There were some other articles referenced in the piece that were also fascinating in illustrating how cancel culture from liberals creates a "Purity Spiral" that leads to authoritarianism, destruction of free speech and strife were there really was none. And the most interesting part is that the example used came from of all places, "the knitting community". Who knew?

    A Witch-Hunt on Instagram - Quillette

    The Purity Spiral - BBC Sounds
     
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      Could have won the knitting community vote.
       
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        Solid read, but the libs will make death threats against her for writing it. Book it.
         
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          Really great article, thanks for sharing. Never heard of that publication and probably wouldn't have come across it otherwise.
           
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            I'm still thinking about what a great read that was, by this Karlyn Borysenko who certainly has the look of the loyal MSNBC watcher she admits to being.

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            But what a wonderfully open-minded person she is, to go to a Trump rally and give the attendees a fair opportunity to make the good impression on her that they did. I am so proud of my fellow Trumpers for being kind to her and making her feel welcome.

            And then how brave of her to write an article about it, knowing she's now inevitably going to be attacked and shamed by her fellow liberals. God bless her. She has not changed her left-wing ideals and she's not voting for Trump in November, but that's okay. I have no trouble calling her a Great American.
             
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              Good for her. She's way too open-minded, not filled with neeeearly enough hate to remain a Democrat.
               
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                If you thought the article was great, check the comments underneath it. Most are from fellow Democrats who share her disdain for leftist hysteria, and from Republicans warmly thanking her for being so honest and fair. Then, of course, there are the random, blistering, "how dare you" attacks from bitter leftists, which only serve to illustrate her point about their intolerance.
                 
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                  She actually makes liberals a tad more tolerable....who knew that was possible...good for her
                   
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                    The reason the Democrats will be trounced in November has little to do with the people who continually attend Trump's rallies: it's because the Democrats have gone batchit insane over the past half decade and pushed so far to the left that the vast majority of the sane, rational individuals in this country want nothing to do with them or their policies.

                    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand that the US--presently running a trillion dollar deficit now--can't afford trillions of dollars in new annual spending without massive and comprehensive tax hikes. It isn't a matter of "only the rich and rich corporations will be taxed"...**everyone** will need to have their taxes doubled to pay for Medicare for All, "free" college, and other increases.

                    But beyond our individual wallets, the author IS right in the sense that the loud "progressive" Online Left is just an intolerant and hate-filled mob themselves that's increasingly devoid of common sense. A party that preached "feminism" and "desegregation" is now advocating that there is no difference between male and female and that males can unilaterally decide they're female...and we all have to affirm that "choice" or be hounded as a racist, sexist, (insert "ist" or "phobic" insult here), and that "POC"s need their segregated "safe spaces away from people of a different skin color."

                    I'll put it this way: an independent friend of mine told me earlier this month "It's better to hold my nose and vote for an idiot than to cut my nose off to prove the other guy's an idiot."
                     
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                      That was a good article, for a Russian bot extending the #WalkAway myth :grin:
                       
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                        I firmly believe "looks are not important", That's why she left hers at home.

                        Spoiler alert : she had to go undercover inside us conservatives for how bad we misbehave. ?? while she was driven to this intense look-see by the public horrid behavior of her group.???

                        Seriously though, how uniting for America if lib society allowed members to sample conservatives everywhere ... the could admire conservatives' calm demeanor as their family is being driven from restaurants, from grocery-shopping, gas stations,.... etc. Then she can cogitate over what's what & who's who.

                        This was a good journalistic effort = she went in saturated with bias and came out truthfully informed. congratulations to her and to all those "mobs" of Trumppers so well behaved. Yep just like our President, we got real stuff to do.
                         
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                          You continually underestimate the passion of his supporters and the success of his policies.
                           
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                            Okay rog, so then what was with the facepalm for my post that was right in line with yours? Did you fat-finger it or am I missing something?
                             
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                            I don't underestimate either.
                            I just don't overestimate the numbers. Trump's base LOVES him, that much is clear. And yet: he has never built upon that base...largely because of his off-putting personality.

                            Independents (who constitute some 40% of the voting public) generally don't like the guy...but they really don't like what the Democrats are proposing either. THAT is what will get him reelected.
                             
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                              No, no I've never intentionally used that facepalm and I'm piss that others saw it. So far, you deserve the Presivent's medal of honor, great stuff always from triple-G

                              I fixed it. My response icons show up very faintly for the past month. I just need to slow down. Again sorry for that bum-thump. It was a misgiving .
                               
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                                Haha well in recognition of the unwritten rule against complaining about tags I wasn't going to say anything, but then you followed up the facepalm with a post that seemed to be fully in agreement with mine, so I couldn't resist asking what was up. Thanks for the props!
                                 
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                                The thing that struck me was her reasoning for even going to the rally. She was becoming disillusioned by her liberal counterparts who have allowed themselves to be ruled and stifled by their own insane political correctness and the rigid standards they have created for all liberals.

                                I listened a little while to that audio program I linked about a knitting forum. It was run by a gay guy who tried to do the correct liberal thing and expand the community and add “diversity”. But things quickly got out of hand when the woke scolds did what they do and went crazy. He was in the end rewarded for his efforts to add minorities by being called a nazi and racist by the liberal hordes. Thus the “Purity Spiral”.

                                If you’ve got 15 minutes give it a listen.
                                 
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                                  Worthwhile, longish read:

                                  A few highlights...

                                   
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