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Donald Trump Playing To Teabaggers–America The Victim

October 15, 2016

This morning at 8:23 A.M. Donald Trump, the troubled sexual predator who is also the GOP presidential nominee, was in the midst of another snit with just about everything.  He sent out on Twitter the following.

“Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election”.

That tweet illustrates a concern a lot of Republicans and Democrats have.  Trump is saying our presidential election system is not on the level. That’s an unprecedented charge in the manner he presents it and stresses it over and over.

When John McCain lost to Barack Obama in 2008, he called to congratulate him “on being elected the next president of the country that we both love” and said “this campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Sen. Obama and my old friend, Sen. Joe Biden, should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.”

Can anyone see Trump saying anything like this if he loses?

If he doesn’t, that could upend a bipartisan American tradition and a bedrock of any democracy, that being the peaceful transition of power.

This is something that top officials in both parties have been seriously worried about for months. Trump’s recent tactics on the trail have heightened this concern. Republicans who think Trump will lose want to quickly move on if Clinton is the victor. And Democrats know Clinton will be hobbled if a swath of Americans think she is illegitimate.

Trump is using the uneducated in this country to further his own selfish and mean-spirited motives.  He does not care if he rips the nation apart and his three-thumbed followers are too stupid to understand what he is using them to do.

This is dangerous for the nation and it needs to be stopped.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2016 11:18 AM

    Thanks Laurie for the article. I went back to look for The Atlantic article about the demographics of the Trump supporters from earlier this year. From it came this.

    “The single best predictor of Trump support in the GOP primary is the absence of a college degree. In an analysis of Trump’s blowout win in New Hampshire, Evan Soltas determined that the factor explaining most of the variance in Trump’s support in New Hampshire was education.

    “For every 1 percentage point more college graduates over the age of 25, Donald Trump’s share of votes falls by 0.65 percentage points,” he said.

    Diplomas are what Ron Brownstein calls the “new Republican fault line.” In 2012, Mitt Romney struggled for months to consolidate support because, even as he had clear support among college-educated Republicans, he fared worse among non-college voters.”

    I think it is interesting to understand why Trump attracts such a strong showing among those who haven’t graduated from college. In the end it comes down to a strong correlation between having a college degree and not having one and the economic situation in life which follows.

    Regardless of all the crunching of data we agree that Trump supporters are indeed deplorable.

    Thanks again for commenting.

  2. October 16, 2016 8:42 AM

    I just read an interesting piece on The Guardian. We generalize when we say that Trump supporters are uneducated. They are indeed deplorable, but not all are uneducated as the press has painted them to be.

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