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[personal profile] giandujakiss
that the only way Republicans can sell their economic agenda is by stoking racial fears - i.e., we need to cut government because otherwise you're paying for brown people to get benefits.

Tell (white) people they can get government benefits and exclude the brown people? The GOP base is all over it.

Date: 2016-02-25 09:10 pm (UTC)
ratcreature: hiding under my blanket (hiding under my blanket)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
What I find most disconcerting wrt to Trump is how many people are still discounting the outrageous things he says as just a performance thing, because it is so over the top. I've even seen some interviews with supporters of his who said that, that they liked that he was "forceful" or whatever authoritarian leadership quality they liked, and would shake up the dysfunctional status quo via some unspecified method, but he didn't really mean X quite like that. And that is a risky gamble to make when electing a populist, that outlandish proposals of ridiculous seeming politicians could never become reality.

Date: 2016-02-25 10:50 pm (UTC)
cathexys: dark sphinx (default icon) (Default)
From: [personal profile] cathexys
Maybe it's the German in us, but I tend to BELIEVE people even when what they propose seems too outlandish to be possibly true....

Date: 2016-02-27 04:35 pm (UTC)
astarte: (SPN Car - Road Closed)
From: [personal profile] astarte
Yep, because this was the way Hitler got into power with 43,9% of the votes and Germany got burned to the ground for that election mistake. Because hey, politicians never keep their promises. Demagogues might.

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