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  Reply # 1604961 5-Aug-2016 12:16
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A really good (yet totally scary) explanation of Trump's success

 

 

 

As the NYT is behind a (albeit) porous paywall, I'll quote a few relevant bits here. The emphases are mine.

 

 

 

 

Robert P. Jones, the C.E.O. of the Public Religion Research Institute, wrote in an email responding to my inquiry:

 

 

Although openness to authoritarian leadership is a very difficult thing to measure, a recent P.R.R.I./Brookings survey found that there may be more receptivity than conventional wisdom might suggest.

 

 

The P.R.R.I. survey measured the authoritarian leanings of voters versus the autonomous leaning of voters by using a series of questions that ask what values parents seek to instill in their children.

 

 

 

The survey found that

 

 

A majority of Americans prefer children to have respect for elders (74 percent) rather than independence (26 percent); to demonstrate good manners (70 percent) rather than curiosity (30 percent); and to be well-behaved (61 percent) rather than creative (38 percent).

 

 

P.R.R.I. ranked respondents on a scale of highly autonomous, autonomous, mixed, authoritarian and highly authoritarian:

 

 

A majority of Americans favor either highly authoritarian (31 percent) or authoritarian (26 percent) traits. In contrast, roughly one-quarter express preferences for either highly autonomous (10 percent) or autonomous (13 percent) traits. One in five Americans (20 percent) has mixed preferences.

 

 

Most notably, according to P.R.R.I.,

 

 

Americans who have a highly authoritarian orientation are more than twice as likely as those who have a highly autonomous orientation to say the country needs a leader who is willing to break the rules to set things right (58 percent vs. 22 percent).

 


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  Reply # 1604966 5-Aug-2016 12:26
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Rikkitic:

 

<snip>  ... this thread is about Mr Drumph and what his possible election as President of the USA might do to the world. Let us return to the topic.

 

 

 

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch:

 

A guide to the conspiracy theories about Donald Trump

CBS News August 4, 2016

These theories include:

 

  • He has no intention of becoming president
  • He cut a deal with the Clintons
  • Donald Trump is working for Putin's Kremlin
  • Trump might be looking to drop out

Worth a read  wink

 

 

LOL now that's making things up ... seriously, the easiest interpretation of events is that Trump is being Trump, he's trying to see how far he can go being himself. Trouble is ... Americans hate Clinton! (as pointed out very early on in this thread ... )


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1605002 5-Aug-2016 13:31
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Trouble is ... Americans hate Clinton! (as pointed out very early on in this thread ... )

 

 

 

 

It's be very interesting to know, if that's the case, then why that might be the case.

 

There's an opinion piece on that here.

 

 

 

Perhaps the anti-Trump brigade are guilty too - as there's been a lot of mocking of Trump - his hair, his manliness (lack of), trophy wife (wives).  Surely his dishonesty, misogyny, racism, threats, lack of credible policy etc are enough to disqualify him for consideration as being worthy of becoming president.


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There are some nasty signs showing an alarming change in the US society that harks back to it's violent racist past. This has in part been fueled by Trump and my fear that if he is elected the racist, misogynistic and xenophobic  element in the US will believe they have

 

White House backing for their views and actions.





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  Reply # 1605012 5-Aug-2016 14:02
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From the conspiracy guide, re: He cut a deal with the Clintons

 

Trump ... has a personal relationship with the Clintons, who attended his wedding in 2005. (Trump has repeatedly said they came because he had bought them off.

 

Interesting. I wonder how much he paid the Clintons to attend his wedding? I wonder how much he paid other people to attend his wedding? I wonder how many people attended his wedding gratis? I wonder if they're now feeling ripped off?

 

 


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  Reply # 1605038 5-Aug-2016 14:13
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From the conspiracy guide, re: He cut a deal with the Clintons

 

Trump ... has a personal relationship with the Clintons, who attended his wedding in 2005. (Trump has repeatedly said they came because he had bought them off.

 

Interesting. I wonder how much he paid the Clintons to attend his wedding? I wonder how much he paid other people to attend his wedding? I wonder how many people attended his wedding gratis? I wonder if they're now feeling ripped off?

 

 

Cut a deal eh. People have very short memory. Who cut a deal with Boris Johnson?


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  Reply # 1605102 5-Aug-2016 16:40
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It's been another slow day - so I visited Reddit. Look what I found:

 


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It's been another slow day - so I visited Reddit. Look what I found:

 

 

 

 

My first beer of the day just came out my nose! Thanks! tongue-out




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  Reply # 1605146 5-Aug-2016 18:07
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^^^

 

In general, how do people over in the West Island perceive Trump?


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  Reply # 1605167 5-Aug-2016 18:52
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There are some nasty signs showing an alarming change in the US society that harks back to it's violent racist past. This has in part been fueled by Trump and my fear that if he is elected the racist, misogynistic and xenophobic  element in the US will believe they have

 

White House backing for their views and actions.

 

 

If one follows the happenings around the world, things can get quite interesting -

 

The turks have prevented instability by turning out onto the streets to stop a coup on their under fire president.  

 

The Filipinos have voted in a rogue who has legalized murder.

 

The Americans could soon ...


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  Reply # 1605180 5-Aug-2016 19:31
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Breaking news: Drumph says Hillary is the founder of ISIS. 

 

 





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Breaking news: Drumph says Hillary is the founder of ISIS. 

 

 

 

 

Umm wasn't that like 2 weeks ago?


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Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: Drumph says Hillary is the founder of ISIS. 

 

 

 

 

Umm wasn't that like 2 weeks ago?

 

 

No... 2 weeks ago she was a Muslim, last week she was smuggling in Mexicans, ...

 

 


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joker97:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Breaking news: Drumph says Hillary is the founder of ISIS

 

 

Umm wasn't that like 2 weeks ago?

 

 

No ... 2 weeks ago she was a Muslim, last week she was smuggling in Mexicans, ...

 

 

Was that before or after she was The Devil?

 

I'm getting confused.  undecided





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Sideface:

 

 

 

Was that before or after she was The Devil?

 

I'm getting confused.  undecided

 

 

You are well on your way to becoming a Drumph voter.

 

 





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