You know, one of the nice thing about having a wife that works in retail is that she tends to rub up against all kinds of people, especially coworkers. And today, she asked a coworker who had voted for Trump in 2016 if she was voting for Trump in 2020, and the woman replied Of course! And when Teri asked her why, she told her Because he’s doing so many good things for the country. Teri dropped the subject, knowing a dead end when she saw one.
But this is a persistent problem. With all of the negatives, with Trump’s total failure to extract even one campaign promise, and with his incompetence becoming more manifest every day, why are so many Americans still committed to voting for him in 2020?
On order to understand that, I think we have to go back to the root of the problem, the 2016 election itself. Donald Trump instinctively understood that he would never be the choice of the majority of the population, after all, he is a moron, a total joke. And so Trump concentrated on the soft underbelly of American politics, the ones who felt left behind, the ones who felt disenfranchised, the ones who felt that Government not only didn’t care about them anymore, they had given up on them.
And Trump went after them with a passion. He went after them in their own words, the ones they used between themselves around the kitchen dinner table, the ones they used over a pint at Smitty’s on a Friday night. He spoke the words that no other American politician would dare to speak, and then he told them that it was not wrong for them to agree with him. He was on their side, he was their champion. And they fell for it.
And now, flash forward to 2020, and exactly what has changed? Not much really. Donald Trump has turned out to be a pathetic, totally incompetent loser as a President, but that’s not the way the these people see it. But Trump has been masterful in playing his failures to the base, laying them at the feed of the Democrats, who obstruct every single thing he tries to do, and carry out witch hunt after witch hunt against him. And they buy the bullshit.
This is the conundrum that Biden and the base face. Of course they’d like some kind of buy in from true Trump supporters in 2020, just to add to the landslide. But the true problem is, that Trump beat them to the punch, he got there first with his bullshit, and he was as convincing as hell with it. Stop trying to convert the Trump supporters, and stick to motivating the base. That way lies the portal to eternal happiness. The handwriting is already on the wall.
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen
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