If You Think Donald Trump’s Supporters Are Ignorant Asses, Guess What? Trump Agrees!

Let’s face it, there cannot be an any more willfully ignorant constituency in America than the pinheads who have pledged their allegiance to Donald Trump. They continue to support him despite his failure to offer any specifics on how he would govern. Even worse, they continue to support him even when he is caught brazenly lying.

Donald Trump

For instance, he grossly mimicked a disabled reporter, then claimed that he didn’t despite the video evidence. He said that he personally saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11, despite the absence of any corroborating video which would have been everywhere if it existed. He claimed to have met Vladimir Putin during a 60 Minutes interview and “got to know him very well,” even though they were interviewed on separate occasions, thousands of miles apart. [See the Trump Bullshitopedia for many more documented lies]

Generally when a candidate is proven to be a pathological liar, rational voters will slink away repulsed and a bit ashamed for having been fooled. But for some reason Trump, an elitist, narcissistic billionaire, born into wealth and privilege, inspires a demented loyalty on the part of his glassy-eyed disciples. In fact, the more blatant and bizarre his lies, the louder they cheer.

As an illustration of just how eagerly Trump-pods lap up his empty rhetoric, observe this exchange with a supporter at a rally yesterday in Raleigh, North Carolina:

Question: I want to know what you would say to President Obama.
Trump (interrupting): You’re fired.
[Isn’t that cute? He used the lame catchphrase from his old TV show to make an impotent threat that he has no power to carry out]

Question: I was wondering what you would say to President Obama now that we’ve had a terrorist attack right here in our country, in California. that I’m sure they did everything they could to try to cover that up. But it has been stated today that it is and it was a terrorist attack. How would you handle that?
Trump: I would handle it so tough, you have no idea.
[That’s right. Because you never say what you would do about anything]

Trump (cont’d): You don’t want to hear, you don’t even want to hear. You don’t want to hear how I’d handle it.
[Of course they don’t. It might hurt their feeble brains. This is where Trump acknowledges that his supporters are mindless devotees who aren’t interested in his plans, only his cult of personality]

Trump (cont’d): I would get myself in so much trouble with them (pointing to the media). We are going to handle it so tough. And you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to get it stopped.
[Oh! That’s how you’re going to stop terrorism – by stopping it. Why hasn’t anyone else thought of that?]

Throughout this surreal dialog the audience was clapping like trained seals. They actually think this was a substantive discourse on national security. They also think that Trump will save the economy by saving it, fix healthcare by fixing it, and that Climate Change is a hoax because it’s cold where they are right now. [Also great news: World hunger is over because I just ate. h/t Stephen Colbert]

Donald Trump is the perfect manifestation of the idiocy of his audience. His inability to articulate a coherent policy matches their inability (and disinterest) to grasp one. The frightening thing is that the rest of the Republican field is jockeying to attract these same dimwits. So even when the Trump bubble deflates, the eventual GOP nominee will have adopted his crackpot platform. Trump is the lowest common denominator of the Republican base (with an emphasis on base). He is an egomaniacal wannabe despot who thinks he’s a savior. He has such delusions of grandeur that he thinks (via tweet) that the parody video below was “Done by a real fan!” Yeah, sure it was.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.


7 thoughts on “If You Think Donald Trump’s Supporters Are Ignorant Asses, Guess What? Trump Agrees!

  1. Donald Trump – consummate asshat.

  2. After reading Trumpican’s responses to questions, I’ll take back half of what I’ve said through the years about Sarah Palin. I do think he would be an embarrassment to our country, if he were elected. Could anyone imagine a state of the union speech coming out of this man’s mouth?

  3. “Donald Trump is the perfect manifestation of the idiocy of his audience.”

    And whether it’s his inability or unwillingness to articulate coherent policies, all he has to say to them is “I will be the greatest at this” or” I am the best at that” and then to juice it up a bit he’ll throw in… “oh you don’t even want to know what I’ll do…”

    This is what the republican party and conservatives have as their presentation to the world as their “leader”. If he becomes the nominee, I think the decision for sane or moderate republicans will be whether to stay home or vote for Hillary.

    • Are you intentionally uninformed or just ignorant? He is only a representation of the GOP. He hasn’t mentioned anything that passes as conservative yet. You better figure out which is which – one is a threat to your livelihood, they other isn’t.

      • Conservatives aren’t a threat to me. But radical republicans are a threat to our democracy.

        I don’t think he’s a conservative either. Never said he was, butthead. But he has 36% support of republican voters so far with no indication of any slow down. So tell us, where will “conservatives” go? They will not vote for a democrat. The republican nominee is where they always go. He has the potential to be the only option republicans and conservatives have, making him the defacto representative of republicans of all stripes. This shouldn’t bother you. You’ve indicated in previous postings you’re not in his camp but you defend him and the idea that he’s an “outsider”, and understand why people flock to him, totaling ignoring the bile he spews. I think you like him and just like him, you aren’t a conservative either. Here’s what David Brooks, described by all accounts as a conservative, said about traditional conservatism in a 13 Oct2015 op ed at the NY Times:

        “By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental change, a preference for reform rather than revolution, a respect for hierarchy, precedence, balance and order, and a tone of voice that is prudent, measured and responsible. Conservatives of this disposition can be dull, but they know how to nurture and run institutions. They also see the nation as one organic whole. Citizens may fall into different classes and political factions, but they are still joined by chains of affection that command ultimate loyalty and love.”

        You are nothing of what he describes.

        In another section he said:

        “Politics is the process of making decisions amid diverse opinions. It involves conversation, calm deliberation, self-discipline, the capacity to listen to other points of view and balance valid but competing ideas and interests.”

        Your libertarian-like views that you espouse here indicate you couldn’t give a flying fuck for your fellow citizen. The radical republicanism Brooks describes fit you to a tee. You have a selfish/I got mine attitude and those less fortunate deserve what they get. The version of small gov’t you support always produces more suffering and always has.

        It’s no wonder you’re a Trump man. You and your uninformed and ignorant drivel will fit nicely at his next campaign event.

        • Look “dude”/Steve, complaining about taxes is an American pastime; “death and taxes” and all of that. I view paying taxes as a patriotic duty and as a patriot I believe in and support the constitution. I signed on to “support and defend” and still do to this day.

          The Constitution of the United States tells us “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and General Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” I’m not suggesting you must give against your will, the constitution does. It just doesn’t mandate you be happy about it.

          I don’t know if you’re a patriot and support the constitution or not, (you have the option to leave the country if you don’t) but most peoples complaint, and I’m sure yours as well, is how much and what for. That’s something you’ll have to take up with your representative at the voting booth.

          The 16th Amendment kinda screwed up the “uniformed” part of the constitution and that’s how we got, among other things, blue states giving more than their fair share and red states receiving more than their fair share of the pie. I’m not 100% sure, but I believe that’s also how we have rich people and corporations ducking their responsibilities to pay their fair share as well. Congress makes that happen. Your ire should be directed at them, not me.

          If you have a problem with the constitution, move. If you have a problem with how much and for what, vote differently.

          “If we are to take more control of our lives and enjoy more of the fruits of our livelihoods, we need to recognize the truth in Washington’s warning and embrace Madison’s aim in writing a Constitution that would make the federal government more reasonable and far less forceful than it has become.”

          And what was George Washington’s warning? “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

          “The Constitution, as its author James Madison told us, was designed to give the federal government “few and defined” powers. Instead, the government has become a fearful master with nearly limitless powers, including the power to raise and spend as much money as it likes in whatever ways it chooses.”

          How did it come to this? Who is responsible for mutating our government into what it is today? Predominantly, money. Big money and influence over our representatives. Want to do something about it? Vote differently. Conservatives talk a good game but they slurp disproportionately more at the trough of big money than any other political entity.

          And before you get your foot stuck too far into your mouth with this “twisted mind of a liberal federal worker” thing, the above quotes I provided came from the Heartland Institute, a conservative/libertarian think tank.

          • Voluntary tax system? You’re delusional if you think that would ever work. That’s why it has to be mandated. If not, you would truly have takers. And you would be the first one to the window for your “free stuff” as soon as you hit the streets.

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