I really… really… want to comment on this, but… I can’t. I honestly don’t know what to say to this.
It’s terrifying, frankly.
What I will say is this… one thing many people say, and really do believe, in many cases, is that these conservatives and these conservative ideals are dying out. However, that belies a lack of understanding of how things get passed on from generation to generation. Sure, people are getting older today, but they’re also having children and grand-children who are being brought up to believe the same things. These extreme right-wing views infect each generation like a virus, and I don’t see the virus going extinct any time soon…
From Alternet… (ignore the rather hyperbolic title)
By any metric, Donald Trump’s first 60 days in office have been among the most turbulent in American presidential history. On Wednesday night, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota attempted to find out if Trump voters would agree. Her focus group left her positively dumbstruck.
Well… no, not “dumbstruck”… just surprised and not entirely sure how to respond…
“Health care, some people put in the ‘loss’ column; the travel ban is not yet in effect; the budget has not gotten a hearty agreementl; he said he’d get rid of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) right away; he said he’d get rid of the Iran Nuclear Deal; the wall hasn’t been built; he hasn’t defeated ISIS in 30 days,” she rattled off. “How long realistically would you give him to accomplish some of those things?”
“Two years,” Sara Marie Brenner, former Delaware County Chairman for Trump Campaign answered. Others offered no time frame.
Camerota also discovered that the panel still believed Trump’s claims of voter fraud, despite his failing to proof a shred of evidence.
“He got elected, and we don’t know, as far as the votes and fraud and everything else,” said guest Billy Bae.
Sorry for this, but… here’s the video…
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