The other day I wrote a long post about the resentments that white people think they have in this nation. Many of those people seem overly excited by the rants of Donald Trump as he campaigns for the Republican Party nomination.
Today on front page of The Wall Street Journal was a story about Joey and Tina Ellis from Alabama that fit absolutely perfectly into the narrative of my post on this topic.
I will take the passages from this story to demonstrate that supporters of Trump are not overly bright and therefore are easy to confuse and target by politicians like the New York billionaire.
The first line that popped off the page was a summation of the Ellis’ feelings which included they were “convinced the Obama administration wants to take their guns and leave them defenseless in an unsafe world”.
What guns exactly are proposed to be banned or taken away, and how exactly would a gun allow for safety from an unsafe world? The fact that these two people without–as the story states a college degree–can be so easily swayed by the gun lobby or conservatives who see a terrorist around every corner is part of the problem when it comes to Trump supporters. They simply are not able to think in the broader terms required to come to reasonable conclusions. If should be noted that 62% of Trump supporters have no college degree.
Then there was the bright bulb better known as John Pohlmann, 37, a Pensacola musical-equipment salesman, who says he has never voted in a presidential election! How can someone be 37 years old and never once felt compelled to vote in a presidential election? Now he thinks it is time to weigh in with his wisdom about what is best for America?
Let us see what he offers for a rational reason to consider Trump for president.
“He gives you a one-sentence answer. By the time a career politician gets to his third sentence, I’ve forgotten what the question was.”
So, the world problems can be summed up in one-sentence answers? No long paragraphs of information needed for Pohlmann! The fact Pohlmann seems unable to hold thoughts in his head for brief periods of time leads me to conclude perhaps a test for early dementia might be more of his concern than pondering politics.
Joey Ellis also proved how unaware he is of larger issues when he waded into the matter concerning trade. It should be noted that 55% of Trump supporters believe free trade—a GOP staple—is bad for the U.S.
Mr. Ellis, who said he voted for Bill Clinton in the 1990s, remains distrustful of foreign commerce. But then we learn his job depends heavily on international trade: His company refurbishes engines for military planes the U.S. sells overseas.
You just can not make this up if you sat down stone sober and made an attempt.
The lack of education among Trump supporters is stunning. By now I am sure there are some readers who think I am being unkind to the stupid ones or wondering why anyone needs to care about this at all. But we need to care.
Some of these stupid people may very well cast a ballot for Trump. That should scare the hell out of everyone.
Stupid people should not carry the day when it comes to elections.