Trump just dominated South Carolina’s Primary and is ahead in every major poll in every state. I honestly cannot believe it is happening, Trump is actually going to be the Republican nominee for President. Liberal Elitists have often joked that the Republican Party is the “party of stupid”. At this point, it is hard to say they are wrong.
“We just need to mix things up” is a common response you will hear when asking Trump supporters why they stick behind their Candidate. That sounds like an appropriate response when asked why you and your wife got into BDSM, not why you voted for a Presidential Candidate.
Pundits say Trump tapped into the American people’s disgust and distrust of Washington, but frankly, I think that’s bullshit. Most people can relate to a frustration with our leaders in Washington, but not sure how that translates to supporting Donald Trump. If you have listened to ‘The Donald’ campaigning for the last year, he has been by far the most dishonest and disgusting politician we have seen in years. Electing Donald Trump to fix Washington dysfunction would be like treating an alcohol addiction with heroin.
When you break down the demographic makeup of Trump Supporters, you will see it is not frustration he tapped into, but xenophobia and stupidity. His support is largely white, uneducated, poor, politically uninformed people that do not typically vote in elections. I am not saying that to be a dick, I’m saying this because it is true according to Civis Analytics, who conducted an analysis of Trump voters. Trump has so perfectly mastered the art of carnival-barking to his supporters that he could literally shoot someone in the middle of the street and not lose a vote… that wasn’t my opinion, it was his.
I guess if the GOP is going to turn into the “party of stupid”, it makes sense to elect the smartest dumb guy in the room.