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Belief in Trump's big lie a "tribal pose"

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"Some 35 percent of Americans—including 68 percent of Republicans—believe the Big Lie, pushed relentlessly by former President Donald Trump and amplified by conservative media, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. They think that Trump was the true victor and that he should still be in the White House today."

"For many of Trump’s voters, the belief that the election was stolen is not a fully formed thought. It’s more of an attitude, or a tribal pose. They know something nefarious occurred but can’t easily explain how or why. What’s more, they’re mystified and sometimes angry that other people don’t feel the same."

"Mystified" appears to be the perfect description.

 

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"Some 35 percent of Americans—including 68 percent of Republicans—believe the Big Lie, pushed relentlessly by former President Donald Trump and amplified by conservative media, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. They think that Trump was the true victor and that he should still be in the White House today."

"For many of Trump’s voters, the belief that the election was stolen is not a fully formed thought. It’s more of an attitude, or a tribal pose. They know something nefarious occurred but can’t easily explain how or why. What’s more, they’re mystified and sometimes angry that other people don’t feel the same."

"Mystified" appears to be the perfect description.

I've seen higher numbers of "Big Lie" believers that the LW Atlantic reports. Somewhere near a majority, in fact. Not necessarily the "Big Lie" version - whatever that is, but over 50% of likely voters believe that the elections were on the up and up.
 

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So what?

The democrats are failing at everything they try to do. Do you see the Easter rabbit at the White House had to direct Biden to his proper spot?
God help us please. :rolleyes: :eek:
 

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What's worrisome isn't that they believe the big lie. It's that the fact they do means they'll believe essentially any lie the people who lie to them decide to tell them. Like that Obama wasn't born in the US or the ACA is a Democratic plot to kill them or that they should support Republicans overturning elections. That they are 'controlled' not by rationality, legitimate leader, legitimate press, but an industry of corrupt propagandists, a fifth column.
 

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So what?

The democrats are failing at everything they try to do. Do you see the Easter rabbit at the White House had to direct Biden to his proper spot?
God help us please. :rolleyes: :eek:
Well that's what Fox is claiming.... Funny though that "Fox News" ( at least Tucker Carlson) has been proven in a court of law to be "for entertainment purposes only".

 

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I often get the distinct inclination that more than 35% of Americans are stupid and/or brainwashed.
Yep, Democrats match that description to a "T"
 

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68% of conservatives? That is less than the last survey I saw, wonder if there is enough time to save the ship?
 

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I'm fascinated by the big beards that the most hardcore trump supporting tribal men are sporting. It reminds me of hardcore religious islamists.
I’ll wager those manly men sit down and watch the not-so-manly Tucker Carlson. You catch his interview of the “bromiopathic ball tanner?”

It oozes testosterone.
 

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I haven't in 20 - 30 years or more, spoken to anyone who could prove "massive" voter fraud has happened in that same period of time.

The proof just isn't there.
 

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"Some 35 percent of Americans—including 68 percent of Republicans—believe the Big Lie, pushed relentlessly by former President Donald Trump and amplified by conservative media, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. They think that Trump was the true victor and that he should still be in the White House today."

"For many of Trump’s voters, the belief that the election was stolen is not a fully formed thought. It’s more of an attitude, or a tribal pose. They know something nefarious occurred but can’t easily explain how or why. What’s more, they’re mystified and sometimes angry that other people don’t feel the same."

"Mystified" appears to be the perfect description.


One word:

"Dunning–Kruger"

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Also, it's interesting that the article author is a Republican!
 

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"Some 35 percent of Americans—including 68 percent of Republicans—believe the Big Lie, pushed relentlessly by former President Donald Trump and amplified by conservative media, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. They think that Trump was the true victor and that he should still be in the White House today."

"For many of Trump’s voters, the belief that the election was stolen is not a fully formed thought. It’s more of an attitude, or a tribal pose. They know something nefarious occurred but can’t easily explain how or why. What’s more, they’re mystified and sometimes angry that other people don’t feel the same."

"Mystified" appears to be the perfect description.

^ What makes so many of them true cultists.
 

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A Rasmussen poll cited in a Washington Examiner article. All you needed for a trifecta of alt/right wing fiction is having Alex Jones do a reading on InfoWars.
So, it scares you, eh?
 

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So, it scares you, eh?
🤣 no

Trump Rally in North Carolina Draws Fewer Than 2,000 People: Report​

“What was arguably most notable about Saturday’s rally in Johnston County was the crowd size. According to Raleigh-based outlet The News & Observer, between 1,000 and 2,000 people attended the night’s event. That number pales in comparison to the approximately 15,000 who attended a Trump rally at the same venue in 2016.”

Then there’s the January 6 committee’s soon to be held public hearings and final report.

Sure, there will always be those truly deluded Trumpsters that will never abandon their disgraced messiah, but their numbers will continue to diminish over time.
 

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So what?

The democrats are failing at everything they try to do. Do you see the Easter rabbit at the White House had to direct Biden to his proper spot?
God help us please. :rolleyes: :eek:
You've completely missed the point.

Again. That's twice in the last few minutes.
 
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