What Motivates Republican Voters?

Philip Bump asks what’s the “thing that’s turned Donald Trump from the never-gonna-happen outsider of last June into the how-can-he-be-stopped candidate of February? Nevada offers one hint: Anger.”

“Trump wasn’t supposed to win Hispanics, but he appears to have won them … Trump wasn’t supposed to win evangelicals in South Carolina or here, really, but he won them in both. In Nevada, he won 4 out of every 10 evangelical votes. He wasn’t supposed to win conservatives. Won ’em — even the ‘very conservative’ ones. Wasn’t supposed to win better educated voters. Won ’em.”

“This is an electorate that does not care about what it is supposed to do. Voters who decided later, those who took their time and considered the candidates, one would assume, went more heavily for Marco Rubio than Trump. It’s one of the few groups he lost. But the people who’ve been mad at politics for a long time and decided weeks ago who they were going to back? More than half backed Trump.”

 

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  • conspiracy

    Also greed, selfishness and fear.

    • JimBaugh

      I think she said that.

    • JimBaugh

      I think she said that.

    • MC Planck

      Nah… it’s just racism.

      • RationalPrinciple

        Not everyone voting for Trump is a racist.

        • MC Planck

          True. But all the racists are voting for Trump.

          • pisher

            And the Head Racist, David Duke, just openly endorsed him.

            Only is he still the Head Racist? I think maybe he’s been demoted.

      • RationalPrinciple

        Not everyone voting for Trump is a racist.

  • Karen Carter

    What motivates the Republican Voter? Wanting to save the country from destruction. Wanting to preserve and freely exorcise our RIGHTS. Ridding OUR nation of TERRORISTS( Obama and his Muslim BUDDIES), and ILLEGALS ( Obama and his Muslim AND Mexican BUDDIES), and the PLAGUE they have become! To put AMERICA where it belongs. BACK into the hands of TRUE AMERICANS who will do whatever it takes to preserve and protect it. Building a wall to make sure we can no longer be infiltrated. To deport the ILLEGALS and make sure they can no longer use their ANCHOR BABIES to live… no, mooch off the TRUE, HARD WORKING AMERICANS! THAT is what Republicans are voting for!

    • zyvlyn

    • zyvlyn

      • Karen Carter

        I am serious as serious gets!

        • JRBeav

          You misspelled stupid.

          • hipsteriac

            I think spelling might be one of the rights he wants to “exorcise.”

          • hipsteriac

            I think spelling might be one of the rights he wants to “exorcise.”

          • Karen Carter

            Actually I didn’t. The way I used exorcised means stop a bad experience, and I think America being destroyed is as bad an experience as we could have.

          • pisher

            Karen, the people you’d vote for will destroy America.

            I get you don’t know that, but it’s true.

            Terrorism has killed how many people here?

            Why do you get to decide who is an ‘asset’? Nobody in politics is supporting terrorism, but please note–Obama is the one who got bin Laden, after Bush spent years fighting a war that had nothing to do with terrorism, and ended up creating exponentially more of it.

            You’re voting for people who don’t give a damn about you.

            It’s not surprising, but it is sad.

            You’ve been fooled.

          • Karen Carter

            How can you say had nothing to do with terrorism! Have you forgotten the twin towers and the pentagon! How many lives were lost AND saved because of the people crashed that second plane!? Bush had to fight back! He couldn’t let them get away with it! He did make mistakes, and he admitted that, butat least unlike Obama he didn’t hide by going on vacation or golfing like Obama does. And Bush W had a plan to get America out of debt. It wouldn’t be done over night, and what did Obama do? Threw it out, and came up with his own plan that has done nothing but get America even deeper in debt that’s going to take instead of a few years decades to get out of! And what happens when there’s a shooting or bombing, “lets take guns away from the American people so they can’t protect themselves.” Yeah buddy… that’ll get it done for sure. So if you think I’ve been fooled, then I guess millions of people have been too. If Obama is so great, why has he gone down in history as the worst and most hated president ever? And Obama didn’t get Bin Laden. He just happened to be taking up space in the White House when the military got him. And don’t tell me Obama isn’t supporting terrorism! Where did the men in Guitanimo go as soon as he let them out? They went straight back and joined Al-Qida! He knew exactly what they were going to do! The people I support are trying to save America. So go ahead and keep your head in the sand, and let the rest of us fight to preserve our way of life.

          • pisher

            Karen, I’m sorry you never got an education. I have a feeling you had the chance of getting one, and you blew it.

            Bush attacked Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, using 9/11 as an excuse, then WMD’s (which weren’t there), then saying “We had to overthrow an evil dictator”, only we had nothing to replace him with, and the country fell apart. They didn’t cut a deal with the Iraqis loyal to Saddam, who were left out of the mix for political expedience (and out of sheer incompetence). Those men formed the nucleus of ISIS.

            So Bush created ISIS. We wouldn’t have ISIS if not for the Iraq War, and we wouldn’t have had the Iraq War if not for Bush.

            He fought stupidly and incompetently, and he made our enemies stronger. He created new enemies where none had existed.

            Obama is supporting terrorism? Tell that to Osama bin Laden. Who might still be alive if we’d elected someone else.

          • Karen Carter

            I had a very good education. That’s how I was able to get a good job to EARN everything I have. You’re one of those who have had to live on handouts their whole life, aren’t you? ISIS became more prominent until Obama took office, because they knew he would protect them. We could have had them already gotten rid of them is he hadn’t interfered. I mean for pete’s sake, he let them out of Guantanamo Bay. And where are they now? Leading Al-Qaeda! Imagine that.. And Obama is using terrorism as justification to increase surveillance of U.S. citizens while diminishing citizens power to watch its government. That way he can declare Martial Law when America revolts.

          • Karen Carter

            Well, who’s a better asset to America? Someone who gets up every day and goes to work and earn a living and take care of their families, or someone who is living off welfare, which is paid for by those hardworking citizens? How about the immigrants who bust their butt going through the naturalization process so they can become productive members of society, or the ones who sneak into the Country in the middle of the night and head straight to the local welfare office “I pop out a dozen kids, so now you have to support me?” Or the ones who doesn’t even have the respect to learn the language.

          • pisher

            Karen, the people you’d vote for will destroy America.

            I get you don’t know that, but it’s true.

            Terrorism has killed how many people here?

            Why do you get to decide who is an ‘asset’? Nobody in politics is supporting terrorism, but please note–Obama is the one who got bin Laden, after Bush spent years fighting a war that had nothing to do with terrorism, and ended up creating exponentially more of it.

            You’re voting for people who don’t give a damn about you.

            It’s not surprising, but it is sad.

            You’ve been fooled.

        • hipsteriac

          Just curious, when you say you want to defend “our rights,” who exactly do you mean by “our”? For instance, does it include American citizens who happen to be gay, Muslim, or poor? How about those who want to have an abortion, and those who don’t want to see our planet destroyed by climate change? As citizens, under the Constitution, don’t they have the same right to their views as you do to yours? Because – just my guess, and please correct me if I’m wrong – your idea of a “true” American has nothing to do with the concept of equality that so many actual American patriots of every belief and background have fought and died for — and far more to do with the ignorant, bigoted views held by you and your small, fear-filled circle of equally paranoid friends.

          • Karen Carter

            You are wrong. Everyone does deserve the same rights and views under the Constitution. and what I mean by “our” is TRUE AMERICANS. Americans who are assets to society. I don’t care if they’re gay, transgender, male, female, caucasion, African American, Hispanic, or immigrants or Muslims. I know quite a few immigrants, and Muslims, and they are good hardworking people. But they are here legally, having gone through the proper channels, But I am against (and I think you are too) the ones who are terrorists and want to destroy America. As far as abortion goes, I am pro-life, but it’s not up to me to make that choice for a woman or judge someone for making that choice. That is between a woman and her God. As far as climate change, that’s Mother Nature, and you can’t control Mother Nature. There is nothing wrong with being poor. Being poor doesn’t make someone a bad person. Being poor doesn’t make you less American. Our forefathers gave the ultimate sacrifice, for our (I mean our in the general meaning) Constitution and Rights, and I think we should do whatever we have to, to preserve and protect them from anyone who would destroy them.

          • zyvlyn

            “As far as abortion goes, I am pro-life, but it’s not up to me to make that choice for a woman or judge someone for making that choice. That is between a woman and her God.”

            You just described the pro-choice position.

          • zyvlyn

            “As far as abortion goes, I am pro-life, but it’s not up to me to make that choice for a woman or judge someone for making that choice. That is between a woman and her God.”

            You just described the pro-choice position.

          • hipsteriac

            The angry tone of your initial post, complete with capitalized words, does you a disservice, as it makes you appear totally unhinged, when in fact many of your views are considerably more centrist and reasonable than your first post would indicate. In fact, I think you’d be surprised how many people at this site, including far left progressives like myself, might agree with you on many issues — including in our equal disdain for terrorists. Of the issues you list, the one that does jump out at me, not so much as being wrong-headed as simply being ill-informed, is climate change. While I agree we can’t “control Mother Nature” the overwhelming consensus of scientific research proves we can influence it, and we have done so in a very negative way, causing great harm to our planet. It’s a subject I recommend you look further into. Finally, I encourage you to consider the fact that patriotism comes in many forms, and that people who hold views very different from our own may well love our country just as much.

          • SaveAmerica

            I will research climate change further. You are right. Patriotism does come in many forms, and everyone does have different ideas. I do get angry when I hear of another sensless shooting or bombing where innocents are killed or hurt. And I think people should be able to protect themselves. May I ask where you stand on carrying? I do carry. My whole family does. We taught our 4 girls to shoot at a very young age. They are all grown now. One of my daughters is an avid hunter. See, to me, that’s another individual choice. I respect someone’s choice not to carry, as I do someone’s choice to carry. I’m sorry if I came off as so angry. I’m really not unhinged, I just get very passionate lol. I am part French lol.

          • hipsteriac

            I don’t understand why people have any desire to own a gun. Food is available at the grocery store, and I prefer to leave law enforcement to professionals (police). Statistically speaking, having a gun in the home makes it far more likely that someone in that home will get shot, which is why I would never allow one inside my house.

          • hipsteriac

            I don’t understand why people have any desire to own a gun. Food is available at the grocery store, and I prefer to leave law enforcement to professionals (police). Statistically speaking, having a gun in the home makes it far more likely that someone in that home will get shot, which is why I would never allow one inside my house.

          • SaveAmerica

            I do respectfully disagree. You can get meat from the grocery store, but you can’t get exotic meat from the store. Plus hunting keeps animals from over population. I grew up on a farm, and when went we were in the woods, or camping we always went prepared to protect ourselves. We live out in the boonies. If someone came on our property, or tried to break into our house, we could be dead before we dialed 911. Plus, we just love to shoot. We have our own shooting range on our property. My brothers and I grew up with guns in our house. My girls grew up around guns. And like I said, we taught them early in life to shoot. The only reason people get shot in the home, is because they don’t know how to use a gun properly. When people have young children, who are not old enough to shoot, parents just need to store their guns properly, and teach their kids not to touch. As I said in my earlier post, I respect your right and opinion not to own a gun, and please respect my right to own. The part about why I carry is a generalization why I do carry.

        • hipsteriac

          Just curious, when you say you want to defend “our rights,” who exactly do you mean by “our”? For instance, does it include American citizens who happen to be gay, Muslim, or poor? How about those who want to have an abortion, and those who don’t want to see our planet destroyed by climate change? As citizens, under the Constitution, don’t they have the same right to their views as you do to yours? Because – just my guess, and please correct me if I’m wrong – your idea of a “true” American has nothing to do with the concept of equality that so many actual American patriots of every belief and background have fought and died for — and far more to do with the ignorant, bigoted views held by you and your small, fear-filled circle of equally paranoid friends.

        • zyvlyn

          My bad. I thought it was pretty good satire of a typical tea partier, what with the paranoia, fear-mongering, bigotry and RANDOM captialized WORDS.

          That Poe’s law is a tricky one.

          • Karen Carter

            I’m not paranoid, I’m aware. I’m not fear-mongering, I’m realistic. I’m not a bigot, The only people I have anything against are the ones who try to destroy America and strip us of our rights. And ones who do nothing but take and take and live off hard working people. I don’t care what their race or gender is. The reason I use capitalized words, is because we aren’t talking in person, and it’s just my way of emphasizing.

          • zyvlyn

            And yet, when you say “terrorists” you follow it up with “muslims” as if they are synonymous. When you say “illegals” you follow it up with “mexicans and muslims” as if they are synonymous.

            I, too, hate those who are trying to destroy America and strip us of our rights. There has actually been a very pernicious bunch of people in our country trying to do those very things over the last few years. Consider that they:

            -Have stopped a democratically elected president from exercising a power specifically listed in the constitution to fill a seat on the supreme court.

            -Have attempted to shut down the federal government on multiple occasions and actually succeeded once.

            -Passed laws in many states making it harder for many lawful citizens to exersize their right to vote.

            -Fight attempts of people of a certain religion from building places where they can gather to practice that religion.

            -Have attempted multiple times to kill a government program which provides affordable healthcare to millions of Americans who would otherwise be left to fend for themselves.

            -Work to strip people of protections against discrimination based on their sexual orientation with “religious freedom laws”.

            I could go on, but I think you get the point. It’s republicans. Republicans are the people I’m talking about who are trying to destroy America and take away our rights.

          • Karen Carter

            Open your eyes, they have become synonymous! Evidently you don’t hate the ones who are trying to destroy America, or you wouldn’t be defending them. – The Democratic Dictator (I don’t acknowledge him as President. He doesn’t deserve that title. His real title is HEAD TERRORIST!) was not elected, he appointed himself by not allowing the Military to vote. By throwing votes against him out, by allowing Illegals to vote, (which by the way is a Federal offense under the Constitution.) And some how or another DEAD people voted. Tell me how that happened. -They have stopped him from appointing one of his “yes” people on the Supreme court. -They have also stopped him from exercising power he doesn’t have. People are tired of him overstepping his bounds. -They shut down a false government, not the Federal Government. -They don’t keep lawful citizens from voting. They keep ILLEGALS from voting, which again, is a Federal offense. That’s why the laws are changing and people are having to show proper ID, and proof of citizenship. -No one has anything against practicing religion. When it’s actual religion. It’s the ones that are practicing and planning their TERRORIST tactics under the guise of religion. But since you brought it up, is it right for Christians to be told they can’t pray here or there? Was it right for the little girl in Florida to be told by her teacher that she couldn’t pray before eating her lunch? That it’s “not good.” What about the student in California that was punished for saying “Bless You.” What about the 13yr old boy in Texas that was suspended for reading the Bible during recess? You probably think this is just fine. -The only ones who benefit from that Healthcare, which by the way is illegal and unConstitutional, is the DICTATOR and his Cronies! That’s why I refuse to have it until we get a decent (not Democrat) president in the White House. Now I do have to agree with you on the sexual discrimination issue. But that has been on both sides. -I cannot fathom how you think Republicans are trying to strip us of our rights! Are they trying to take our guns away? No, that’s YOUR wonderful dictator, and the Democratic candidates. He has tried to disarm good law abiding citizens while at the same time keeping the terrorists and criminals armed despite what the law AND Second Amendment says. He has dispensed and suspended and executed laws without the consent of Congress., which violates the freedom of election of Congress. He was in the middle of Bengazi, and Clinton’s e-mail crap. That’s the only reason he’s protecting her. He doesn’t give a crap about her, he’s saving his own butt as usual. I too could go on and on. You’re one of them aren’t you? That’s why you won’t use your real name.

          • zyvlyn

            “Open your eyes, they have become synonymous!”

            No more so than Christians and the KKK are synonymous. You can’t label an entire group of people by the worst who claim to be among them.

            “The Democratic Dictator … was not elected, he appointed himself by not allowing the Military to vote. By throwing votes against him out, by allowing Illegals to vote … And some how or another DEAD people voted. Tell me how that happened.”

            Ah. The old “voter fraud” chestnut. Even if voter fraud was a thing (which there is very sparse evidence of), Obama was elected by millions of votes in multiple states. He’s still our president. I accepted that Dubya was our president and his first election was MUCH hinkier than either of Obama’s.

            “They have stopped him from appointing one of his “yes” people on the Supreme court.”

            It’s in the constitution. The president selects replacement justices. You don’t get to handicap the court for an entire year because you don’t like the guy in office. That’s the thinking of a petulant child.

            “They have also stopped him from exercising power he doesn’t have. People are tired of him overstepping his bounds. -They shut down a false government, not the Federal Government.”

            Once again. Just because your guy didn’t win, doesn’t mean you can try to take your ball and go home. Also, once again, executive actions ARE within his power. He is not the first president to try to use them. I don’t remember this much outrage whenever the last president tried to use them.

            “They don’t keep lawful citizens from voting. They keep ILLEGALS from voting, which again, is a Federal offense. That’s why the laws are changing and people are having to show proper ID, and proof of citizenship.”

            Plenty of lawful citizens do not have photo ids, usually for reasons associated with cost. These people are kept from exercising their legal right to vote. Also, in person voter fraud is virtually non-existent. Absentee voter fraud is a thing, but ID laws don’t stop that. The reason is because hampering absentee voting doesn’t keep poor people and minorities from voting. All these proposals care about is suppressing the votes of people who vote democrat.

            “No one has anything against practicing religion. When it’s actual religion. It’s the ones that are practicing and planning their TERRORIST tactics under the guise of religion. But since you brought it up, is it right for Christians to be told they can’t pray here or there? Was it right for the little girl in Florida to be told by her teacher that she couldn’t pray before eating her lunch? That it’s “not good.” What about the student in California that was punished for saying “Bless You.” What about the 13yr old boy in Texas that was suspended for reading the Bible during recess? You probably think this is just fine.”

            I don’t immerse myself in conservative media, so I am unfamiliar with the examples you put forth. Assuming they are legitimate (which in my experience debating conservatives online, is a big assumption), then yes, those incidents would be wrong. No one should be punished for or prevented from exercising their religious beliefs (or lack thereof), assuming they are not infringing on the rights of others in the process. That includes Islam, which is very much just as legitimate as Christianity, despite what racists on talk radio will tell you.

            “The only ones who benefit from that Healthcare, which by the way is illegal and unConstitutional, is the DICTATOR and his Cronies! That’s why I refuse to have it until we get a decent (not Democrat) president in the White House.”

            Your own healthcare decisions are your own. However, I can tell you from experience that the ACA and expansion of Medicaid have helped a great many people. I work with the mentally ill, many of whom have Medicaid, and have seen firsthand many of them gain benefits they did not previously have to be able to access the care they need.

            “Now I do have to agree with you on the sexual discrimination issue. But that has been on both sides.”

            Citation needed.

            “I cannot fathom how you think Republicans are trying to strip us of our rights! Are they trying to take our guns away? No, that’s YOUR wonderful dictator, and the Democratic candidates. He has tried to disarm good law abiding citizens while at the same time keeping the terrorists and criminals armed despite what the law AND Second Amendment says.”

            First of all, guns are not the only right we have. In fact, it’s a relatively minor one all things considered. And yet it’s always the first one brought up for some insane reason. Second of all, the second amendment was put in place so that we could have “a well regulated militia”. A well regulated militia is no more necessary to our country than fully automated assault weapons are necessary to a deer hunter.

            “He has dispensed and suspended and executed laws without the consent of Congress., which violates the freedom of election of Congress. He was in the middle of Bengazi, and Clinton’s e-mail crap. That’s the only reason he’s protecting her. He doesn’t give a crap about her, he’s saving his own butt as usual.”

            Benghazi! Take a drink! My conservative talking point bingo board is filling up nicely. Funny how it was all the Republican party cared about for YEARS and yet no wrongdoing was ever proven after all the time and money spent on all those hearings. Also, how on earth does Obama have anything to do with Clinton’s email choices?

            “I too could go on and on.”

            I’m sure you could.

            “You’re one of them aren’t you? That’s why you won’t use your real name.”

            One of who? Also, once again: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2f83251e73058f64cbd244984810e17ab20dbfdc143710e3e54a15f32efe047.png

          • Karen Carter

            Have you ever sat down and talked to a member of the Military? I have. You’d better reread the Constitution, “The appointment and confirmation of Justices to the SUPREME COURT OF the UNITED STATES involves several steps set forth by the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, which have been further refined and developed by decades of tradition. Candidates are nominated, by the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES and must face a series of hearings in which both the nominee and other witnesses make statements and answer questions before SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, which can vote to send the nomination to the full UNITED STATES SENATE. Confirmation by the Senate allows the President to formally appoint the candidate to the court.” The President can only nominate, not appoint a new Supreme Court Justice. The Senate has the last say to the appointment. What about his PEO, that gives the government access to our electronics. What it really does is give the Department of Homeland Security the authority to seize, shut down, or limit civilian communications. What about his executive order on shielding millions of illegal, undocumented immigrants from deportation. Sure, come on in, go to the local welfare office, let them know, “no speaka English”, and drain America dry. And of course the Executive Action on gun control sure came back to bite him in the ass didn’t it? Gun and ammunition sales went up. As far as lawful citizens not having ID, that’s on them. It’s not hard or expensive to get them. Hell, even my daughter who has Down Syndrome has one. Which she got on her own. I just gave her a ride. I know plenty of poor people, or minorities who vote. As far as whether a person is voting Republican or Democrat, if you think they can stop a person from voting, you’re not doing right. Voting is PRIVATE. No one know which way you’re voting. Islam legitimate religion. Tell that to the families of the people who have been beheaded, shot down, and bombed. Tell them to stop beating their wives and children. I’m not against all Muslims. I know quite a few who are here legitimately, and are hard working productive members of society. I have nothing against hispanics who are here legitimately and are hard working productive members of society. Again, read the Constitution “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be in fringed.” My information comes from all forms of news. Not conservative or liberal. I just do my research.

          • zyvlyn

            Exactly. It is the president’s duty in the constitution to nominate someone to the court and it is the senate’s job to debate and vote on the nominee. The senate is refusing to even debate or vote on whoever Obama names. That is deriliction of duty.

            Gun sales went up the moment he was elected, he didn’t have time to start an executive action on gun control. It’s almost as if having a black president alone made people decide they needed to stock up on guns.

            I’m glad your daughter had the time and money (and transportation) available to get a photo id. Not everyone does.

            Regarding voting preferences, true, you can’t tell how an individual person votes. But you can tell how groups of people vote. If you, for instance, find a way to enact a law that disproportionately keeps black people from voting, since a majority of black people vote democrat, then you will suppress democratic votes, even if you’re unsure how each individual person votes.

            All I will say about your assessment of Muslims is ask those Muslims you supposedly know if they think your assessment of their culture is fair. The answer may surprise you.

          • Karen Carter

            I don’t care who votes which Party. They have the right to vote for whomever they think is right for them. It’s clear you’re Democrat just as it’s clear that I’m Republican. We can agree to disagree, because what it really comes down to, is we are Americans first, and it is clear to me you love our Country as much as I do. I know everyone doesn’t have the transportation to or money to get an ID, but zyvlyn, I’m one of those people who will (and have) give someone a ride if they need it, or help them get their ID if they need the help. I don’t care how they vote, or their sex, or race, or sexual orientation. I have talked to the Muslims I know. And other immigrants I know. They are angry just as most of us are.Here they are, going or have gone through the naturalization process to become a citizen, and others come here illegally, and don’t bother going through the proper channels, and do nothing but live off welfare. You know as well as I do, there are those out there who do. And not all of them are immigrants. There are born and bred citizens who do the same thing. I don’t have anything against people who are on welfare. People get down on their luck and need the help. I was on it for about a month 30yrs ago. But I think even you will agree, there’s something wrong when someone uses food stamps, then turns around and buys $20 or $30 worth of alcohol, or 2 or 3 cartons of cigarettes. I used to work for walmart. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. What I’m getting at is there are good and bad in all races, whether they were born here or not. So we shouldn’t be fighting each other as Democrats or Republicans, we should be fighting together as Americans.

          • zyvlyn

            And yet, when you say “terrorists” you follow it up with “muslims” as if they are synonymous. When you say “illegals” you follow it up with “mexicans and muslims” as if they are synonymous.

            I, too, hate those who are trying to destroy America and strip us of our rights. There has actually been a very pernicious bunch of people in our country trying to do those very things over the last few years. Consider that they:

            -Have stopped a democratically elected president from exercising a power specifically listed in the constitution to fill a seat on the supreme court.

            -Have attempted to shut down the federal government on multiple occasions and actually succeeded once.

            -Passed laws in many states making it harder for many lawful citizens to exersize their right to vote.

            -Fight attempts of people of a certain religion from building places where they can gather to practice that religion.

            -Have attempted multiple times to kill a government program which provides affordable healthcare to millions of Americans who would otherwise be left to fend for themselves.

            -Work to strip people of protections against discrimination based on their sexual orientation with “religious freedom laws”.

            I could go on, but I think you get the point. It’s republicans. Republicans are the people I’m talking about who are trying to destroy America and take away our rights.

      • Karen Carter

        I am serious as serious gets!

    • LBJ Whitehouse

      It is sad to read the “reality” of the republican view of what the US is today. Especially that they want America back in the hands of True Americans. Maybe the words you should use in your vision would be “narrow minded”. You have a sad and limited understanding of what has made us a great nation.

      • Karen Carter

        What’s “narrow minded” about not wanting America destroyed? What’s “narrow minded” about America being put into the hands of Americans who will defend it? Is it ok that terrorists have come in and shot up schools and churches and nursing homes, and killed numerous prople? Are the bombings ok? Is it “narrow minded” to not want to defend my Country and Rights? That is what made us a great nation. What is “your” understanding of what made us a great nation?

        • Karen Carter

          sorry, people

          • hipsteriac

            No need to apologize, you just got off on the wrong foot because of what appeared to be an angry starting point. There’s some good folks here, bright ones too, and you might want to consider hanging around and reading what others have to say. We all have lots to learn.

          • SaveAmerica

            I agree.

          • hipsteriac

            No need to apologize, you just got off on the wrong foot because of what appeared to be an angry starting point. There’s some good folks here, bright ones too, and you might want to consider hanging around and reading what others have to say. We all have lots to learn.

        • pisher

          What are you talking about? Which terrorists? What churches? If you mean mass shootings, those were not committed mainly by Muslims, or by people who fit the general definition of terrorist, and the issue to concentrate on there is GUN CONTROL.

          • Karen Carter

            I know all about gun control. I hit what I aim at.

          • pisher

            You’ll shoot yer eye out, kid.

            😀

          • Karen Carter

            Not hardly. I’m 53yrs old and have been shooting since I was 8.

        • pisher

          What are you talking about? Which terrorists? What churches? If you mean mass shootings, those were not committed mainly by Muslims, or by people who fit the general definition of terrorist, and the issue to concentrate on there is GUN CONTROL.

    • LBJ Whitehouse

      It is sad to read the “reality” of the republican view of what the US is today. Especially that they want America back in the hands of True Americans. Maybe the words you should use in your vision would be “narrow minded”. You have a sad and limited understanding of what has made us a great nation.

    • RationalPrinciple

      Please dont vote for Trump. For goodness sakes please vote for Rubio, or even Cruz, but not Trump. Dont send what little progress us Rand Paul voters have made with African Americans, Hispanics, and working class voters into the fire pit.

      Im begging you not to vote for Trump.

      • SaveAmerica

        TRUMP 2016!! He”s the only one that can save America! We need to rid our country of TERRORISTS and ILLEGALS that are out to destroy America. I have nothing against African Americans OR Immigrants. As long as they’re here legally, and have gone through the proper channels, and are productive members of society. It’s the ones that come here, and mooch off the government, and our welfare system that honest hardworking people pay into.

  • colincb

    Anger? What about hatred?

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