Recently, we’ve had a fair amount of discussion about Trump’s statements, attitudes, and perceived racism and sexism. I’ve made the argument that none of it matters. Two sociology researchers from the nearby University of Kansas have found that this is a consistent attitude among Trump supporters.
It’s worth it to read it all. It’s a short piece.
Recently, I have noticed where you guys have cited some example of something Trump has said or done and tried to use it to confirm that he’s a racist. From there, we’re all supposed to…uh…I don’t honestly know what we’re supposed to do. Change our vote to the evil candidate and call a do-over on the 2016 election?
What the professors found is that there isn’t anything that Trump can say that will bring his supporters to that point. #NeverTrump, late night comedy, and the droid-fucking aficiandos employed by Disney are spinning their wheels by trying to find that “ah ha!” moment that will finally “enlighten” us. It is as I’ve said before: as long as Trump is doing what he was elected to do his moral failings with Stormy Daniels, public insult fights that would make a 90’s rapper call for civility, and tendency to say things that he thinks as true that actually aren’t do not matter.
Whether that’s right or not is fine to debate, I suppose. But I’m comfortable telling you that I don’t care at all what anyone thinks of Trump as a person. As long as he doesn’t try to overthrow Assad, appoint a liberal justice to the Supreme Court, or bring back Obamacare and fully implement it (which even Obama wouldn’t do) I’m not going to regret my vote for him or consider voting for anyone else in 2020. Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert can suck my ass.
The only way Trump loses support is if he betrays the coalition that elected him by reneging on the promises that got him elected, no matter how abhorrent you think those were. But please, by all means, keep complaining about how he’s a pussy-grabbing Cheeto. We’re totally going to start listening any day now.