November 12, 2017

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

Michael Kruse – POLITICO Magazine:

All this, perhaps, is not so surprising, considering polling continues to show that—in spite of unprecedented unpopularity—nearly all people who voted for Trump would do it again. But as I compared this year’s answers to last year’s responses it seemed clear that the basis of people’s support had morphed. Johnstown voters do not intend to hold the president accountable for the nonnegotiable pledges he made to them. It’s not that the people who made Trump president have generously moved the goalposts for him. It’s that they have eliminated the goalposts altogether.

Here’s evidence of what I’ve long suspected of some who voted for Mr. Trump. Their action was more a result of feeling than thinking. While sentiment is as much a part of politics as hard fact, that these voters have done so little reflection on their vote, and are so unaware of the year’s events since, indicates an abyss of ignorance among the electorate. This, then, is what we confront in next year’s mid-term election: these people know little, and are adamant about staying that way. And. They. Vote.

You’ll get a taste of what Mr. Trump’s election was really about near the end. You’ll know it when you see it.

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