Displaying the absolute epitome of hubris, Donald Trump told an Iowa crowd, Saturday, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.”
But bloated with ego and vanity as he may be, the Donald isn’t exactly too far off the mark, there. It’s tough to imagine what it would take for supporters who have already stuck with him through calling Mexicans “murderers and rapists;” calling for the banning of Muslims from American soil “temporarily” – even Muslim Americans; who wanted those same Americans to wear designation badges; who made fun of a disabled New York Times reporter; who claims he respects women even more than Hillary Clinton in the same breath he’ll tell you how he’d date his daughter if only she wasn’t his daughter because she is “hot.” “She has a very nice figure,” Trump has said on numerous occasions.
This is the same candidate who watches on with smug smiles as people are beaten and thrown out of his rallies, who calls people “losers” for their dissent. What more could it possibly take to shake a voter?
Trump is right, his followers are devoted and loyal to him through and through, no matter what. No matter what the Donald says or does, they’ll find a way to rationalize it, if they don’t already entirely agree with it outright. They’ve identified with him and the foundation for blind, undying loyalty has been set, wherever the script goes from there. He’s just “their kinda guy.”
Either they’re on autopilot or they have to face the fact that they’re okay with mocking the disabled and categorizing entire races of people as murderers, rapists, or blood-thirsty terrorists. Clearly they’re okay with an irreproachable ego the size of the Hindenburg and a delusional perception of infallibility — an entirely harmonious combination for leading an alleged democracy, don’t you think? Aren’t we all looking for leaders who will refuse to listen to us, call us “losers” and have goons violently drag us away, without our coats, into the cold?
Now clap for the dancing girls.
Hillary for Prison 2016!
Sieg heil! Sieg heil!
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