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For now, though, the left’s only issue is “We hate Trump.” This is an instructive hatred, because what the left hates about Donald Trump is precisely what it hates about America. The implications are important, and painful.
Not that every leftist hates America. But the leftists I know do hate Mr. Trump’s vulgarity, his unwillingness to walk away from a fight, his bluntness, his certainty that America is exceptional, his mistrust of intellectuals, his love of simple ideas that work, and his refusal to believe that men and women are interchangeable. Worst of all, he has no ideology except getting the job done. His goals are to do the task before him, not be pushed around, and otherwise to enjoy life. In short, he is a typical American—except exaggerated, because he has no constraints to cramp his style except the ones he himself invents.
We know for sure that, come 2020, intellectuals will be dumbfounded at the number of women and blacks who will vote for Mr. Trump. He might be realigning the political map: plain average Americans of every type vs. fancy ones.
One reason that people dislike the president is that he expresses racism and misogyny and contempt for other groups of people, and that turns off a lot—
Those are assertions that, to me, are crazy and sound, like, slanderous.
You write in the piece about Trump’s “bluntness, his certainty that America is exceptional, his mistrust of intellectuals, his love of simple ideas that work, and his refusal to believe that men and women are interchangeable.” I assume those are things you like about him, no?
I like every one of them. [But] they’re all completely irrelevant to the question of whether I like him [personally] or not. Liking is a matter of personality. Liking is a matter of … it’s an emotional issue. It’s got nothing to do with what his political opinions are. I admire all sorts of people I don’t especially like, and I like many people whom I radically disagree with. I have to, being a teacher at Yale, which is 99.9 percent leftist in the faculty, not as out of balance as that among the students. But you can’t exist in academia if you’re going to dislike a liberal or a leftist personally. It can’t be done. Or, for that matter, in science and research.
There is a hatred for him from both parties. They see the gravy train ending and their curtains falling to the floor to be trampled by the new force that will not be negotiated with...a force that can not be bought or swayed in its simple truth. We want REAL change. Real freedom.
The opposition would fill us with the pessimism that governed past cycles by making it seem impossible to even challenge the establishment, so they joined them and now feel the charge of a heavy conscience and its killing them.
originally posted by: halfoldman
Doing everything to make Trump lose.
Got a "migrant caravan", same stunt they pulled in Germany three years ago.
Pics of women and kids, meanwhile it's highly trained military-aged men.
And how convenient for photo opportunities.
Obviously this is no accident.
The fact that anyone still falls for it surprises me.
originally posted by: halfoldman
a reply to: ManFromEurope
If they were open about it, yeah.
Because the fact is many of those people did come in air-conditioned buses.
They were only filmed right at border crossings.
Cool opinion, but lacks merit in, "the why". You just don't like Trump 😌 deal with not reacting emotionally and you might just get somewheres 😏
originally posted by: Painterz
Nope, this is a terrible resume of why people dont like trump, sorry. It seems to exist simply to allow trump fans to feel superior.
The real reasons are much more varied and complex.