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Trump Voters’ Threads and Comments Are Ignorant, But Entertaining

Trump Voters’ Minds

possible trump voters deskEveryday across the country, in their parents’ basements, thousands of Trump voters type furiously away at their computers. In rooms likely plastered with tin foil, they participate in threads that are stupefying displays of ignorance. And hypocrisy. And denial.

Their gushing, over-the-top fervor for all things Trump is both comical and sad. They hate Liberals, Obama, Democrats, and even some Republicans. They mock others for not knowing what they know, which is, well… nothing really.

The Threads of Ignorance

Take these thread posts at Free Republic, regarding Trump’s new helipad at Mar-a-Lago:

ROFL“I don’t mind Trump has meetings and golfs there, because he is working and meeting and golfing with various officials.

Obama would golf with his pals…”

So it’s no longer about how often the President plays golf, now it’s about who he golfs with. Gotcha. Only, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is the only leader he’s golfed with since the election. He has played with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer, former Yankee Paul O’Neill, Ernie Els, and Lexi Thompson.  What happened to “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf”?

“Our solution-minded president solving another issue.”

Yes, an issue of personal convenience.

bag o idiots“We are paying for this. Obama is still riding around in Secret Service SUVs and who knows what else he’s still using.”

Someone needs to tell Einstein about The Former Presidents Act (FPA; 3 U.S.C. § 102)

“Has Trump taken off one full day yet?”

“I hope so. Too much work and no downtime isn’t healthy.”

Unless you’re Barack Obama I guess. Has Trump taken one full day off? You mean the Trump who thinks being President is a Monday through Friday job?

Trump’s Great Sacrifices

At the site “Liberty Writers“, a headline screams: “URGENT: Donald Trump Just Sacrificed Something UNBELIEVABLE For Our Country!”

What did he sacrifice, according them? 

Donald Trump revealed today that since winning the office of President he has sacrificed BILLIONS of dollars for his country!!

Trump told Chris Wallace that in the last week alone he gave up over one billion dollars in business deals from power players trying to buy in before he takes office.

insultNow that right there is pretty admirable. Donald Trump, America’s celebrity billionaire, cares so much about this country that he said to Hell with the money to keep us safe.

This guy is great. He really does love our country. Let’s return that love and post this message all over Facebook for the world to see!!

Nauseating. Either Trump voters don’t know, or don’t care that Trump funneled $12.8 million in campaign funds to his relatives and properties.

As for “giving up billions of dollars”, he has so far failed to prove he is divested from his businesses. At the same time, as Medium points out:

When Trump stays at Mar-a-Lago, Secret Service and other staff members need to be very close by. This means that they will be staying at the high-end resort too. Since they are not staying there for free— they will be paying full rate — Mar-a-Lago is collecting a substantial windfall every time the president takes a vacation there.

If Trump goes anywhere in the world and stays at his properties — and remember, he brags about owning premier properties worldwide — Secret Service and staff will be forced to stay there as well. That will enable Donald Trump to profit even more.

Trump’s Miraculous Month

Then there was this thread, about a post written by “The dumbest man on the internet”, Jim Hoft: “Amazing! Trump Cuts US Debt By $12 Billion In His First Month“. First comment out of the gate:

stupid burnsThe next time I hear msm and the liberal communist whining about the cost of security for POTUS and his family. I’ll just tell them when he spends what he saved his first month in office, then you can cry, But until then STHU.

I’m not sure which is worse: That Trump voters STILL don’t know the difference between Communism and Socialism, or that they have no idea that their savior is actually in bed with Communists.

About that $12 Billion BS: Dan Mitchell, a libertarian economist and senior fellow at the Cato Institute, told Politifact:

 “Considering that Trump hasn’t enacted any fiscal legislation, it’s a bit of a stretch for him to take credit for any changes in debt levels.” 

“Debt levels go up and down in the short run based on independent factors such as quarterly tax payments and predetermined expenditure patterns.”

This next yuck yuck just can’t see the irony…

“What can one man, without a cabinet in place, do? I would say he’s doing what he can without help from anyone—including our Congress.”

Wonder why they didn’t feel that way about… aw, nevermind.

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Ignorant Right Wing Memes

Flock of sheep

The Right’s ability to brainwash its sheep is amazing; of course, it helps when your voting base is too lazy to do their own fact checking. There are some truly ridiculous things out there, and the right wing rage is palpable.  Here are a few graphics I’ve seen on the internet lately:

Hillary

In prison for what exactly, an embassy attack that was a partially due to Republicans cutting their security dollars?  The “scandal” of using her personal email for government business, something Colin Powell, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio have done? My God, if we didn’t put Bush and Cheney in jail, nobody deserves to go.

drug testing

First of all nimwits, EMPLOYERS drug test employees because it’s a liability issue among other things, and THE COMPANY pays for it. Second of all, states that have instituted drug testing of welfare recipients have actually lost money on the program for little result: Think Progress reports seven states’ testing results as of 2014:

Missouri: 48 out of 38,970

Oklahoma: 297 out of 3,342

Utah: 29 out of  9,552

Kansas: 11 out of 2,783

Mississippi: 2 out of 3,656

Tennessee: 37 out of 16,017

Arizona: 3 out of 142,424

 Then there’s Florida: 108 out of 4,046

Interesting bit about the Sunshine State, as Forbes reported:

 … Rick Scott pushed mandatory drug testing—provided, in part, by his wife’s company, Solantic. Scott transferred his $62 million stake in the company to his wife only a few months before mandating drug testing for state employees and welfare recipients.

Gee, that’s quite a coincidence.

… statistics show that applicants actually test positive at a lower rate than the drug use of the general population. The national drug use rate is 9.4 percent. In these states, however, the rate of positive drug tests to total welfare applicants ranges from 0.002 percent to 8.3 percent, but all except one have a rate below 1 percent.

Yet the Right chooses to whine about the non-existent problem of drug use by welfare recipients rather than their tax dollars are being spent for nothing more than a political feel-good exercise.

One would think folks who yammer about the Constitution all the time would recognize this drug-testing plan as a violation of the 4th Amendment, but it seems they never made it past the first two. Luckily, courts in Florida actually followed the law on this one.

food stamps

According to the website SNAP to Health (my emphases):

The SNAP Restaurant Meal Program is a federal option selected by five states. It allows an exception to the SNAP prohibition on hot, ready-to-eat foods for elderly, disabled and homeless SNAP participants only. In three of the five states, this program is not available statewide but rather offered in specific counties or on a pilot basis. Qualifying restaurants must offer low cost or reduced price meals and meet other SNAP requirements.

It’s not like they’re reserving tables at Manhattan’s Four Seasons; eligible “restaurants” are places like Chick-Fil-A and Sonic. There’s another distinction: Prepared food is allowable under TANF, or Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, not under SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka “Food Stamps”).

guns

Some FACTS from GunCite (my emphases):

Gun control, the Law on Firearms and Ammunition, was introduced to Germany in 1928 under the Weimar regime (there was no Right to Arms in the Constitution of 1919) in large part to disarm the nascent private armies, e.g. the Nazi SA (aka “the brownshirts”)… Gun control was not initiated at the behest or on behalf of the Nazis – it was in fact designed to keep them, or others of the same ilk, from executing a revolution against the lawful government…

The Third Reich did not need gun control (in 1938 or at any time thereafter) to maintain their power. The success of Nazi programs (restoring the economy, dispelling socio-political chaos) and the misappropriation of justice by the apparatus of terror (the Gestapo) assured the compliance of the German people. Arguing otherwise assumes a resistance to Nazi rule that did not exist. [Read more Facts here.]

ignorant folk

This one is so ridiculous I don’t even know what to say other than: There is a certain bloc of the Right’s voting base that simply chooses to not be part of the United States. They live in an alternate universe that stands still while time and progress pass them by. They are either too ignorant, or too afraid, to join the real world. When you only seek information from those media sources that echo your own opinions, guess what… you’re always right. Problem is, socially backward parents tend to raise socially backward children.

The creator of that meme would be surprised to learn that all of those things apply to me as well; I just don’t believe they define America… except the loving freedom bit, of course. Must say, I don’t get the skull.

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Willful Ignorance

willful ignorance

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