Frequent commenter and friend of The Company, ajstan has a pretty pointed essay at his blog. I stole it. Well, not the whole thing. Read it here.
I’m not talking about the merely anti-Clinton voter.
This is about the people that actually support Trump, for Trump. As in, they think he will be a good President, and Make America Great Again. They believe this because they are stubbornly pig-ignorant of Trump’s actual character, as revealed through his public actions, over decades of celebrity life. There are also those who only pretend to believe, because they think they’re going to get a shot on The Apprentice or something. Or they just don’t fucking care, because they are shitty people.
For myself, I think of the Trump phenomenon the same way I thought about Obama-mania in 2008. They are both symptoms of a disease. A dangerous force which will swallow us up and spit us out if we’re no careful.
Don’t underestimate Stupid.
I’m not saying that every Obama supporter or every Trump supporter is stupid. Of course not. There are plenty of reasons why someone might supports Trump. But like a fever, the doctor is likely to look at the most common cause. I really think Stupid is the most common cause of Trump.