Oh, I totally agree that many of them are being the way they are simply because Trump managed to break through the establishment and shatter it. But I think it’s their own fault for allowing that to happen. In a sense, the modern GOP created “Trump” (the movement, and to an extent the character). I remember them conducting an “autopsy” of their party after the 2012 loss. I didn’t expect them to radically change everything about themselves, but I think it’s fair that I expected…something.
But nothing happened. They didn’t learn from their mistakes and failed to recognize why they’ve lost so many voters over the last decade. They steamrolled, stubbornly, onward. And that allowed someone like Trump to swoop in and start spouting off things that would end the careers of most politicians. What’s worse? There’s a market for it. That’s where his die-hard supporters came from.
I don’t think all Trump supporters are racist, homophobic, xenophobic or misogynistic. In fact I’d say most aren’t and support him because he’s the change candidate. They have to take the bad with the good but it’s worth it to them (because it clearly has gotten him this far).
BUT…if one is racist, homophobic, xenophobic or misogynistic…chances are that they’re a Trump supporter.
His rallies scare me. I agree there’s a lot of hyperbole surrounding the guy, but no one can deny his rallies can be dangerous.
I’m voting Clinton because, with all her faults, she won’t run our country into the dirt in four short years. If she comes close, we can replace her.
With trump, I don’t think it’s hyperbolic at all to say I am legitimately afraid of him being in office. His carelessness with words could incite lord knows what. His ego would offend too many allies. His weird ideas about nuclear weapons should be a cause of concern for anyone.
I’m not taking my chances with trump, and I’m frankly surprised anyone is. Surely no one actually believes this man is adamantly pro-life, anti-SSM, or any other conservative value? He ran as a republican because that was the easiest route to take. If the GOP had a candidate who was inevitably going to get the nomination like Clinton did, and Clinton didn’t exist on the democratic side, he would have run as a democrat.