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I'd like to see Newton's data. I know he didn't speak to me and I know he is not expressing my views. I certainly know that I am not a "flat earth" proponent. But, no matter, that is the sort of silliness that some post to hide their lack of ability to discuss the issues.


The article is the topic

I assume you meant to say, "The opinion piece is the topic". And whose opinion does it express? And, again, I am Conservative but not a "flat earther".

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The issue is the trump supporters he describes
and the reasons they blindly support trump regardless of the incessant lying, broken promises, doing the opposite of what he claims and on and on and on and on. They accept the lies, broken promises, the irresponsibility and never ever criticize trump.

It isn't blindly accepting. It is a case of seeing a guy doing the best he can within the real world of DC and the artificial world of the "Resistance" (created by the left) to fulfill his promises. 

 

I have to ask if you read the entire article?

Yes - amusing.

 

And with a little humor ............. didn't ya' see yourself in there ???????  If not ...... FOCUS

No. But I did see the cult of hatred in there. The "communion" concept is seen, for example" in calling everyone of a differing political ideology "alt-right" even though there is absolutely no connection - it's that blind belief thing leading to blind hatred. It can be seen in the "logic"(?) of approaching political discussion from the perspective of "trump sucks" or "the idiot in the WH" or assuming anyone not in agreement with the "Resistance" is "ignoble" or an uninformed country bumpkin.


 

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@rk9152 wrote:

I'd like to see Newton's data. I know he didn't speak to me and I know he is not expressing my views. I certainly know that I am not a "flat earth" proponent. But, no matter, that is the sort of silliness that some post to hide their lack of ability to discuss the issues.


The article is the topic

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The issue is the trump supporters he describes
and the reasons they blindly support trump regardless of the incessant lying, broken promises, doing the opposite of what he claims and on and on and on and on. They accept the lies, broken promises, the irresponsibility and never ever criticize trump.

 

I have to ask if you read the entire article?

 

And with a little humor ............. didn't ya' see yourself in there ???????  If not ...... FOCUS


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I'd like to see Newton's data. I know he didn't speak to me and I know he is not expressing my views. I certainly know that I am not a "flat earth" proponent. But, no matter, that is the sort of silliness that some post to hide their lack of ability to discuss the issues.

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ChasKy53: "they are creatures of a group psychology dynamic more commonly seen in religious and fraternal organizations".

 

 

No kidding. It's a cult of personality. They love Trump because he's just like them & they are just like him. They're getting to watch someone do as they would do if they only had the power. 

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

I have been puzzled how trump supporters can keep supporting a man who has broken so many promises, has lied at record numbers, has done the opposite of what he promised as in his tax plan, and has smugly claimed how well he is doing while his approval rating remains so low while our allies and the entire world except for Russia and Netanyahu has lost total confidence in America.

 

This article explains the reason very well IMO, and makes sense of such an insensible phenomenon.


Trump is very much like many of his supporters....bigots, womanizers, racists, greedy, insensitive, speak like him.....   I could go on.


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    And yet those people show up here, continuing to try and sell snake oil  and their 'earth is flat" nonsense.    It never ceases to amaze me that they refuse to even consider reality. 

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I have been puzzled how trump supporters can keep supporting a man who has broken so many promises, has lied at record numbers, has done the opposite of what he promised as in his tax plan, and has smugly claimed how well he is doing while his approval rating remains so low while our allies and the entire world except for Russia and Netanyahu has lost total confidence in America.

 

This article explains the reason very well IMO, and makes sense of such an insensible phenomenon.


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Derek Newton Trump's core supporters won't reject him. It would mean rejecting their own values.

His voters never wanted him to keep his promises. They wanted someone who would believe in making them at all.

 

Feb.11.2018 / 3:37 AM

 By Derek Newton

 

Political experience and logic tell us that, at some point, Donald Trump's supporters should become overwhelmed by the mounting evidence of his failures and broken promises — as Steve Bannon reportedly was over the inclusion of a path to citizenship for DREAMers in the State of the Union — and retreat.

But the back of the Trump base is not likely to break any time soon, because Trump’s supporters aren’t beholden to politics or logic. Instead, they are creatures of a group psychology dynamic more commonly seen in religious and fraternal organizations.

 

In the “communion mode” authority structure, described by Andrew Gray, people's recognition of legitimate authority is "based on an appeal to common values and creeds."

 

 Much more at LINK:

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-core-supporters-won-t-reject-him-it-would-ncna846456


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