“My people are so smart; I have the most loyal people. I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters,” that was one of Donald Trump’s statements this week.
His statement was more of a joke (I hope), but it made me wonder what he actually thinks of HIS people.
What makes him so popular right now? I try so hard to understand. Let’s consider for a moment that I would be a member of the Republican party.
Well, in this case I would look back at 8 years of hate. A hate that started, when President Obama took office. Making it a one-term election was the goal right from the start, it was the only goal, nothing else mattered; they wanted him out of the White House.
The Republican Party consequently voted against anything and everything that was brought up by President Obama. The affordable care act, the job bill, the construction bill; no matter what it was, they opposed. We the people and our well being didn’t matter much.
They even shut the government down and we almost went into default, just because they could.
I look at the Republican Presidential hopefuls and I can just shake my head. Who could I identify with, if I would really have to? Cruz? Bush? Christie? Carson?
There is almost a weird logic in Trump’s high numbers, hate and name calling makes this guy stand out; that’s what people want to hear -they are used to it, why change it now. It’s not about solutions, it’s not about us at all. It’s all about hate.
Strictly hypothetically: Would his voters really stand by him, if he would shoot somebody? I assume it would depend on who he would shoot?
A man or a woman – A black or a white person – A Jew or a Muslim – A Christian or an Atheist – A homeless person or a celebrity -A child or an adult?
Would it even make a difference at all who he would shoot, or would all his smart people still vote for him?
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.