Trump voters have changed the old saying “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” to “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice– just fine by me!”
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll taken as Trump approaches his 100th day in office (with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president since 1945) shows that 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they’d do so again today.
Are tens of millions of Americans proudly, knowingly and defiantly stupid? In his first 100 days Trump has scored zero for implementing his top 10 promises of legislative accomplishment. Zero. Yet, if the findings from a new poll are correct, Trump’s voters would do it all over again.
The new poll asked: “Would you vote for Trump again now?”
Among those who report having voted for Trump in November, 96 percent today say it was the “right thing to do.” A mere 2 percent regret it. And if a rerun of the election were held today, the poll indicates even the possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote.
From funding construction of the border wall to spurring $1 trillion in infrastructure investments over the next decade, the president has implemented zero of the 10 major pieces of legislation he promised as a presidential candidate for his first 100 days in a contract with American voters.
Yet his voters don’t care that Trump has been all hype and zero achievement. They’d vote for him again — despite all the lies Trump has told and all the campaign promises he has betrayed.
Trump hasn’t “drained the swamp” of lobbyists; has not built his “huge” and “amazing” wall along the Mexican-American border; has not returned jobs to the United States and has not repealed the Affordable Care Act.
What Trump has done is:
- Enrich his corrupt family
- Use the Federal government as his private piggy bank charging us more for travel in any given week than the Obama family charged us in any given year
- Rape the environment in favor of his cronies and big corporations guaranteeing higher cancer rates not to mention global warming, for the rest of us
- Diminish respect for the USA globally
- Encourage dictatorships everywhere
- Side with billionaires against the rest of us.
Yet 96 percent of Trump’s voters like what they see– despite overwhelming evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the goal of installing Trump as a puppet candidate.
Trump, runs his White House like a television drama
Trump believes that projecting an image of energy and progress is as important, if not more so, than the reality. So far Trump has been proved correct and has successfully conned his voters. They’ve chosen to believe his lies instead of facts.
Trump’s white evangelical voters are used to being conned. After all these folks say they believe in Noah’s Ark but not in science, evolution or climate change. But why can Trump spin his non-evangelical dupes with impunity?
Are Trump’s supporters really this dumb or is it that they hate tolerant America and want to see tolerance fail?
Is Trump-love a form of revenge on gay, black, Hispanic and empowered female Americans? Do Trump-lovers love Trump because he hates who they hate? Is token white supremacist and misogynistic hate, reaction and bigotry more important to them than actual achievements?
Presidents are usually judged on their results… or rather they were. Trump is followed by his voters more as a cult leader than a mere president. Out of 60 promises from Trump’s voter contract, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker finds that just 5 have been kept, 5 have been broken and 36 others have had no action at all. Dismal.
This raises many questions about how tens of millions of American voters were “flipped” by a foreign power to act against our own country. Most of all this poll proves that Trump’s real “win” was over reason itself as this morally and mentally bankrupt man — blinded by his own ego — led his voters into a dead end. Trump’s win was a win for our entertainment tech-addicted “culture” not for democracy.
How can this be? Simple: Alt-“facts” are winning.
People are choosing spin over reality; Putin over America; Trump over truth.
Mass delusion is nothing unusual. Self-willed ignorance is all too human. After all some people still smoke knowing it will kill them. We eat junk knowing it’s bad. The problem is that democracy can only function if a sane majority willing to face facts usually prevails. When there are less fact-respecting and rational voters than self-deluded fact-denying “smokers” as it were claiming that “lung cancer is just fine”, we’re in trouble.
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