World PoliticsSocial IssuesMilitaryEconomyUS PoliticsActivismGovernment

Trump Voters: Here's Why People Are Still Laughing at You

Updated on October 15, 2017
Source

'Basket Of Deplorables'

In the movie 'Star Wars', Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi says:
"Who's the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?"
Not all Trump supporters are ignorant. There is a sizeable contingent that are economically well off. Those in the $250k+/yr. range that resonate with Trump's trickle down economics. These well to do followers ride the momentum of the ignorant, poor, economically vulnerable Trump herd that actually propelled Trump to the Presidency.

Donald Trump, a master marketer, a man who claims to be worth billions of dollars, but may possess little more tangible worth than his celebrity and name recognition. Hillary Clinton called half of Trump's supporters "a basket of deplorables", she was correct. About half of Donald Trump's supporters are ignorant, bigoted, angry and afraid. They do not desire to overcome their ignorance or bigotry. Trump voters, a segment of the population comfortable, proudly comfortable, in their ignorance and racism. These folks seek an authoritarian strong man to validate their racism and smite those they hate and fear.

Which makes them deplorable.

  • If you'll pledge undying support to a man that shamelessly lies; you're deplorable.
  • If you rightfully believe Hillary Clinton can't be trusted but Donald Trump is worthy of your trust; you're disingenuous and a hypocrite.
  • If you believe a man, Trump, a man that claimed a $918 million dollar loss on his 1995 taxes, filed bankruptcy four times, while losing money on a casino, casinos are rigged to be remarkably profitable...
  • If you believe Trump is a 'great businessman' who should guide the country's economy; you're extremely gullible.


That encapsulates the half of Trump supporters Hillary Clinton addressed as deplorable and irredeemable. Reprehensible, beguiled, hypocritical and gullible.

'Use Your Words Donald'

Source

Trump Talks Like a 4th Grader

Most people that get conned and confounded are the victims of fast talkers that speak just over their target's heads. Not Trump, Donald Trump speaks at a pedestrian pace and ten year old's comprehension, a fourth grade level. He literally addresses his base like they're stupid.
By comparison, The Hill reports: President Obama speaks to the country at a a 9th grade level, even George W. Bush spoke to the nation at a ninth grade level.

Jack Shafer at Politico writes:
". . . Excerpts I chose at random from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn score at the 4th- and 5th-grade levels. Yet Mark Twain manages to communicate the great complexities of 19th century American life, especially on the topics of race and justice. Alas, this observation is irrelevant in any discussion of Trump. Twain possessed a nearly unlimited vocabulary and could compose sentences that flow with more twists and turns than a big river spilling into a delta. Huck Finn was deliberately composed in a simpler voice—the voice namely of a poor, illiterate boy. It’s a voice Twain assumed, not his personal voice."

Whereas Mark Twain, a writer speaking through a young boy, used language like a surgeon uses their scalpel, words that crafted a vivid world that engendered subtle, exquisite, feelings and pathos. Donald Trump uses language like a sledge hammer, the only tool in his box. At his rallies he's the smartest dunce in the room.
He wouldn't know nuance if it grabbed his ass and stuck its tongue down his throat.
Many would say Trump is playing a moron to his followers, more would declare Donald Trump is a genuine clod, a mass media oaf.
He and his followers are attracted to each others bigotry and ignorance like flies to horse stables.

"I love the poorly educated." ~ Donald J. Trump February 2016
"I love the poorly educated." ~ Donald J. Trump February 2016 | Source

False Man of the People

"In an interview with the Financial Times, Actor Sean Penn said “It doesn’t matter what Trump says because all he is doing is selling. It’s masturbatory populism. It’s really an opportunity for one man to have a group celebration of his own narcissism.”

Donald Trump does nothing that doesn't benefit Donald Trump directly. He doesn't care who gets screwed in the process. Donald Trump routinely stiffs contractors that do work for him, regular people just trying to make a living. Trump is a one percenter, or at least a poser of the wealthy elite. He was born to wealth, borrowed a million dollars from his father in 1975 to start his real estate ventures (worth about five million in today's dollars). Donald Trump was born to wealth and privilege, he wants his devoted believers to think he worked for his success, when in actuality his purported success is solely based on his inherited affluence and exploitation of workers.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says:
"The Republican presidential nominee has always been a false prophet of populism—a fact confirmed beyond debate by the New York billionaire’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, an anti-union zealot who has supported free-trade pacts that devastate working families and the communities where they live, as his running mate."

Donald Trump bemoans the loss of American jobs and the callous disregard of American workers. However, steel for Trump construction projects is made in China, American steel workers are neglected. Trump apparel, even the ties he wears, are made in Mexico, not the United States. Trump's concern about the loss of American jobs rings hollow and hypocritical.
But that doesn't seem to faze his white working class support.

Source

Dunning Kruger Effect

Dunning Kruger effect, a cognitive bias where low information, low ability individuals, display delusional superiority, erroneously thinking their intellect/ability to be much greater than what it actually is.

Donald Trump gives his supporters permission to be tragically, deplorably, ignorant. Their intellectual poverty is self-induced, they limit their information intake to alt-right, loony conspiracy theory information portals like Breitbart.com, this link describes Breitbart's alt-right ideology and Alex Jones' InfoWars empire. There is better information out there but they don't want it. They need their fears and bigotry reflected back to them by authority figures, they're authoritarians.
Bobby Azarian, a neuroscientist for Salon writes:
"Out of immense frustration, some of us may feel the urge to shake a Trump supporter and say, “Hey! Don’t you realize that he’s an idiot?!” No. They don’t. That may be hard to fathom, but that’s the nature of the Dunning-Kruger effect — one’s ignorance is completely invisible to them."

These aren't stupid people, they have jobs, mortgages and families. However, they wallow in ignorance like cats roll around in catnip. They're proudly, boastfully, ill-informed and ignorant.
They believe their "anger at the system" justifies their conditioned stupidity. These are the kind of people that would elect an arsonist as fire commissioner "because he thinks like I do".
It would be literally funny if the pathos weren't so palpable.

Source

Trump's Base

Not all of Donald Trump's supporters are white nationalists and bigots. Not all Nazis hated Jews.
But make no mistake, race and culture is the foundation of Trump's platform. Donald Trump has a rock solid base of approximately 35% support. About half of those are racists. The rest are extreme partisans that would vote for the Republican if Elmer Fudd won the nomination; and a smattering of opportunistic parasites simply attracted to Trump's heat. I suspect there is a palpable portion that will vote Trump in the spirit of Batman villain the Joker; they just want to see the world burn.

Under all the bluster and juvenile ego rhetoric, Trump promises his supporters a world gone by. A white male paradise, with all the attendant superiority and privilege. He's preaching to a dwindling congregation. I suspect Trump is the last, desperate gasp of the era gone by. America is browner, more complex and progressive than Trump's supporters are comfortable with. Too bad the Democrats missed that memo, but that's a conversation for another day.

The Trump drunken circus clown show will be over soon.
But that hangover is going to be a bitch.

One Love, we'll survive this...

Duane Townsend

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 7 months ago from Detroit

      bradmaster,

      Nothing you wrote nullifies the fact that Donald Trump is a disaster of a President. Trying to change the subject to Hillary doesn't hide that fact.

      Thank you for reading.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 7 months ago from Orange County California

      What dribble, it sounds like the memoirs of a liberal sore loser. Nothing in this piece is anything but name calling and nothing here gives any reason why Hillary shouldn't be in jail today, much less president of the United States. This piece was an emotional non factual feel good for all the losers that backed Hillary. Hillary couldn't even win the democrat primary without the DNC cheating to get Bernie Sanders out of the race.

      Nothing is going to change the Fact that Donald J Trump is the president of the United States.

      Hillary Clinton failed in 2008 in even winning the Democrat primary. She lost to a virtual unknown, who would in 2016 call her the most qualified presidential candidate ever. What did she do to go from loser in 2008 to most qualified in 2016, Was it her four years as Secretary of State, her sterling actions in Libya, causing the slaughter of American lives in Benghazi. Or was it her quid pro quo using the Clinton foundation to funnel in over one hundred million dollars from Saudi Arabia and other foreign countries wanting favors from her. Bill and Hillary Clinton left the WH bankrupt moving into a ten million dollar home in NY? They both got six and seven figure speaking engagement fees, and that would be tied to her being a senator, a sec of state via Clinton foundation. The fact that after losing the presidency to Donald Trump the Clinton Foundation is closing.

      The Clintons have had zero accomplishments in public service to the US. Nothing they have done has been a benefit to the country or its people. And while you are saying you are not a Hillary supporter, you use her as your club to hit Trump. The democrats especially the liberals have lost the presidency and congress because they didn't have a message that resonated with the people. Hillary Clinton didn't have a plan outside of her attacks on Trump. That is not a platform, or a plan to benefit the country or Americans.

      Bernie Sanders was on his way of winning the democrat primary, even though he was cheated from the beginning with stacked superdelegates fronted by her elite, rich and political powerful backers. After a slow start because of the polls showing Hillary's lead thanks to the superdelegates, he started winning most of the states. His dropping out of the primary instead of going into a contested primary convention demonstrated that he to was not presidential quality.

      Hillary spent twice as much on her campaign than did Trump and she lost. She didn't campaign as much and as hard as Trump did, and that is the root of her failing to win the election. She won CA with 7 million to Trump's 4 million, and that is the difference in the popular vote. Trump won most of the counties in the country, and that is where those wins are the real popularity. And the win for the presidency was never about the popular vote, but the more than 270 Electoral College Votes, and that doesn't change just because Hillary didn't win the EC.

      All during the election campaign, the democrats and the msm biased polling said that Trump couldn't win the EC. But when they weighted these polls in favor of Hillary, they didn't fool the voters. Except the historic democrat controlled states of CA, NY and IL. A democrat presidential candidate can't lose in those states, even a dead candidate would win.

      The proof that the democrats failed is there additional loss in congress. The reason as we see it today, is the democrats have no viable political message, and they have no one that can compete with president Donald Trump. They can't even come up with a strong leader for the DNC.

      The backers of the failed Hillary for president, are using their money to further divide the country with protests and riots. They are making the US look like a 3rd world country. The republicans while winning congress and the presidency, also have problems. And without Donald Trump they would have lost.

      Once again, Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America. And he has a republican controlled congress.

    • profile image

      Wayne yates 7 months ago

      Stacey linerud you have been conned much worse if you truly believe the statement you made...trump was sued by his workers and his residents and lost as he was sued for fraud and lost and tell me just how many lawsuits bill and hillary settled regarding fraud...you made such an ignorant blanket statement, everything she accuses trump of the clintons have committed ...like what exactly ? Trump was accused of sexual assault not getting a blowjob by a willing participant.

    • My Esoteric profile image

      My Esoteric 8 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Well said and right on point.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      "About half of Donald Trump's supporters are ignorant, bigoted, angry and afraid. They do not desire to overcome their ignorance or bigotry."

      This is what frustrates me the most about Trump supporters. They follow the fake news sites, so they do know how to read, but they are too angry and afraid to educate themselves about what goes against their "upbringing".

      I see it so clearly in my own family. They resent me and call me the "black sheep" of the family because I put myself through college, I had a real career instead of pumping out babies, and I reject their horrid religion.

      My husband and I have actually traveled outside of the USA and we know exactly why this country is already great. We also see the fallacy of Trump's idea of this country.

      I am afraid that the future looks very bleak right now, and hopefully Trump will only get 4 years of screwing up before the voters right things again.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      To those that my be reading the comments and finding them hard to follow.

      I deleted a handful of comments from a troll and his sock-puppet.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Wild Bill,

      I also notice that CN joined HubPages two days ago, has written zero Hubs, no evidence of any participation on HP except this one word salad comment on my Hub.

      I also notice he's been silent except for his one comment, but now you're here being his advocate.

      I sense sock-puppet trolling by you.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Wild Bill,

      You still haven't addressed anything in the Hub I wrote.

      Even though CN wrote a Hub in the comments, he doesn't dictate the narrative here.

      Address what I wrote, or get over it and move on.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      He didn't provide any 'facts' in relation to the Hub I wrote.

      If what someone expresses is out of context to the topic at hand, then it's not factual.

      Comment in response to the published Hub. That includes you Wild Bill.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Wild Bill, I don't.

      CN's first sentence precluded any discussion. I did say I scanned his spittle spraying, word salad rant.

      Nothing he said was worthy of a considered response from me.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Also Austinstar,

      I don't dispute that people are highly pissed, that they have a valid reason to be pissed off.

      I'm amazed that there are people that think Donald Trump is the answer to their (our) issues.

      I find that incredible.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Austinstar,

      I understand, but I will not delete CN's rant. It demonstrates the theme of my Hub perfectly. CN's rant is offensive, fact free, and anger run amok.

      I think it should be on display for all as an example of the Trump voter.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Duane,

      I wish you would delete CN's rant. It truly offends me.

      Thanks,

      Lela

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      CreativeNuisance,

      That's some screed you wrote there. No, I didn't read it, because...well...your first sentence.

      I did scan it though to ensure you didn't bury any more epithets or untoward language in there.

      I'm always amused when someone calls me "smug and stupid", then bangs out a thousand words in response to something I wrote.

      Amazing

    • profile image

      Berniefan 11 months ago

      Austinstar

      I took your advice and voted for a major party candidate. Thank you so much for showing me the light. My vote made a HUGE difference in North Carolina!

    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 11 months ago from Uruguay

      It is apparent that Trump is a con man and a snake oil salesman .But we should not laugh at the simpletons who follow him due to their limited intellect.

    • profile image

      Berniefan 11 months ago

      Duane

      You will never win with this one. She will not let you get the last word in.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Compare and contrast, I suppose. Pivoting, perhaps. Trump voters can only comprehend certain manners of speech. They respond to authoritarian voices.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      This Hub is commentary about WHY Trump voters to are ridiculed.

      Either way, this Hub is not about Hillary, so why are you here campaigning for her?

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Unfortunately, some people do not understand Hillary.

      Wait, but isn't the hub about "laughing at Trump voters"?

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Vote shaming is ugly...

      You all know that you're not convincing people to vote for Hillary or the Dems by shaming people, right?

      Read all of my comments here, none were 'anti-Hillary', they were all reasons that I'm voting Jill Stein and the Greens.

      You guys have derailed the topic if this Hub.

      No more vote shaming comments will be approved. It's fascist...

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      AP, the BernieBots have become so bitter because their team lost the football game, er, nomination. Only the intelligent ones can figure out that Bernie is supporting Hillary now because her platform and Bernie's platform are not that far apart. While Trump, on the other hand, lives somewhere out in the far reaches of space.

      Why ANY of them will not listen to reason is beyond me. We know and love Hillary and realize that she is the most qualified candidate EVER!

      But if you go through life never having learned anything about politics, US history, or simple human decency, then you are stuck in the never ending whirlpool of lies and deceptions.

    • Alternative Prime profile image

      Alternative Prime 11 months ago from > California

      Well Berniefan, I & MILLIONs of AMERICANs Stand Enthusiastically With HILLARY who has "MODIFIED & Updated" her Platform to include BERNIEs "Input & IDEAs" which has been REFLECTED Positively for her ~

      Your simply WRONG about everything else ~ I URGE all READERs to INVESTIGATE the Following ~

      * Trump FORCED to SETTLE Class Action LAW Suit for FRAUD in his FAILED "Baja Mexico" RE estate DEAL

      * Trump VIOLATED the LAW when he Continued to Operate the FAILED "Trump University" without proper License ~ 5,000 AMERICANs are NOW Suing Trump for FRAUD, Elder Abuse & Racketeering ~

      * Trump's Charitable FOUNDATION ~ SHUT-Down ~ While Operating, Trump Illegaly used YOUR Charitable DONATIONs to Purchase a LARGE "Self-Portrait"

      * Before the FAILED Trump Casinos FILED 4 Bankruptcy & CLOSED Doors Permanently, one of the properties was FINED $200,000 for Discrimination AGAINST Woman & African Americans

      * His Properties have been FORCED to SETTLE Law SUITs for UNDER-Payment or NON-Payment of EMPLOYEEs

      * An "ACCESS Hollywood" Tape Recently Surfaced wherein trump Essentially Confessed to "Sexually ABUSING" Women

      The LIST is ENDLESS & as U can see, and in REALITY, there is ZERO Comparsion between "Delusional SWINDLER Trump" & a Highly QUALIFIED Candidate in HILLARY ~

    • profile image

      Berniefan 11 months ago

      Again, no one seems to be able to really stand behind their candidate except the 3rd and 4th parties. People who buy into a strict 2 party system tend to vote for one person so as to not vote for the other.

      AP

      Neither candidate has been convicted of a crime, so if you don't want to look like a hypocrite then you should give both candidates the benefit of doubt until proven guilty. Otherwise you just seem like an extremely biased person whose opinion is negated by that fact.

    • Alternative Prime profile image

      Alternative Prime 11 months ago from > California

      What some individuals don't understand, especially some younger individuals is that "Delusional Donald" offers "Un-PRECEDENTED Evil" not ONLY to the United States but the PLANET & That's a FACT ~ He actually stands TRIAL 4 "Pedophilia", "Child Molestation" "R**E" of a 13 YEAR Old Little GIRL, the TRIAL Begins DECEMBER 16, 2016 & According to Reports, there are 2 WITNESSEs ~ This TRIAL Begins about a month after his Trump UNIVERSITY FRAUD Law Suit begins so more than likely he'll be attending 2 simultaneous, highly "Volitile Litigations" and perhaps even more that "SRING Up" along the way ~ NOT Good ~

      If that were the "ONLY EVIL" he's Perpetrated in his LIFETIME, it would be MORE Than ENOUGH to not only DISQUALIFY him from our Presidency, but to land him in a PRISON Cell 4 a very long time which is likely ~ This is WHY many of his FANz have begun to REJECT him with his "Hate Gatherings" SHRINKING, and those who still remain LOYAL to him are more like "CULT Victims" who Desperately need "INTERVENTION" than Rational Human Beings ~

      As I've said before, this Maniacal Deranged "Woman ABUSER" has been reduced to COLLECTING "Names & E-Mails" to "FLEECE" his FUTURE Victims unless of course he ends up in Prison, Communist Moscow, or a Psychiatric WARD ~ 3 HIGHLY Likely Scenarios ~

    • profile image

      Berniefan 11 months ago

      I also think we should all come to grips with the very real possibility that none of the presidential candidates running will actually be President. It will likely be Tim Kaine.

    • profile image

      Mike Bush 11 months ago

      Wow... Just loved the article. Over here, we are just hoping that Hillary emerges president, because she would help Third world countries like ours to succeed. Much love from Africa.

    • profile image

      Berniefan 11 months ago

      Duane

      I commend you for voting your conscience. There are those sheep who can see only what the powers that be put in front of them. They are slaves to them and live only by the Prisoner's Dilemma. Then there are those that see the 20,000 foot view, aka the Big Picture. We are the ones that know no vote is wasted even if it does not elect the person we want. We are making a change for the future right now. They cannot see that because their head is buried in the sand.

    • Ivan Washington profile image

      Ivan Washington 11 months ago

      If there were never any righties, i'd vote for the most radical candidate, as I believe this nation needs radical change, is long overdue for radical change. but since there are righties aplenty, I must vote defensively for the person who is the best counterpoint to rightie evil. for better or worse, that counterweight is Clinton.

    • Julie Nou profile image

      Julie Nou 11 months ago from Celestial Heaven

      The layman world view principle: don't be the pawn in the hands of the politicians, and before siding with any political movement look at the negative consequences.

      By all definitions, the politicians will change their views and positions to the ones they feel most comfortable with. This leaves people who following them betrayed and backstabbed. Yes there are many deplorables in Trump camp, but there are deplorables in all camps. If you choose to antagonize the situation, you may find yourself in the position where you become the victim of the movement that you have worked so hard to support. Historically, all revolutions always turned onto revolutionary themselves.

    • Alternative Prime profile image

      Alternative Prime 11 months ago from > California

      THX Austinstar & abd ~

      Duane ~ If U believe in "Mathematics, Statistics & Common Sense", U must ACCEPT the FACT that neither Johnson nor STEIN will be President this ELECTION Cycle ~ So, if anyone VOTEs for one of them as a "PROTEST" which is all it could possibly amount to at this stage, I guess it might make that individual feel nice and "REBELLIOUS" for a few moments or perhaps days, but how does that help the USA ??

      Moreover, Gary Johnson has proven to be ALMOST as "Dim-Witted & DUMB" as Donald, I've yet to hear much from Jill so I'll reserve judgement ~

      So here's the Real CHOICE ~ A Meglomaniac, Sociopath, PATHOLOGICAL Liar, Deranged, FRAUDSTER who has SWINDLED Americans including OUR Elderly & Uneducated, who has MOCKED Our Disabled & INSULTED Our Military including POWs, who DODGED the Draft, ASSAULTs Women & Perhaps CHILDREN, was Divorced 2 times, Encouraged COMMUNISTs to Commit Espionage AGAINST "WE the People" & the LIST GOES ON & ON ~ This is of course Trump ~ The other CHOICE is an Intelligent, STRONG, Capable, EXPERIENCED, Tempermentally SOUND individual who has a CLEAN Record, ZERO Law Violations and who will STRIVE to Enhance the LIVEs of the MAJORITY of AMERICANs ~

      When U think about it, "IGNORE the NOIZE", it's really a "No-BRAINER"

    • abd rafay profile image

      abd rafay 11 months ago

      Accurate AF

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      The Greens won't 'win' in 2016. Most Green voters I associate with see past this election.

      If the Greens get 5% this election they'll qualify for matching Federal funding and ballot access in all 50 states.

      We're building something here. For me to go against my values and vote Democrat, now that would be the waste.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I am reminded of an old quote, "everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if it is wrong".

      Duane, you must realize that Stein doesn't have a prayer. She is polling behind Gary Johnson!

      I can appreciate that you can vote any for anyone you want to, but so can AP and I.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      So Alternative Prime...someone that doesn't cast THEIR vote the way YOU think they should is wasting their vote?

      We are to vote Alternative Prime's values, not our own?

      The Democrats don't own my vote. Hell, with thinking like that, Democrats barely have my respect anymore.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Couldn't have said it better AP! I'm pretty confidant that Hillary will win, and I will be glad to see Trump's rear end. I have never seen a more dispicable candidate.

    • Alternative Prime profile image

      Alternative Prime 11 months ago from > California

      Unfortunately, a VOTE 4 Johnson or STEIN is indeed a WASTED Vote because neither individual will be PRESIDENT this Election CYCLE & look at what happened in ENGLAND with the "BREXIT Disaster" ~ Many who VOTED 4 it in "PROTEST" were "SHOCKED" that it was successful & have Regretted it ever since for very good REASON ~

      in about a YEAR or so, when the Detrimental IMPACT of "BREXIT" begins to "KICK-In" it's gonna' be EXTREMELY Difficult for everyone & it will TEST England to it's VERY Core ~

      Today, I Enthusiastically VOTED for the MOST Qualified, Strongest, Most Intelligent. Level HEADED, Mentally SOUND & Prepared Candidate with the MOST Stamina, of course I'm talking about HILLARY ~ Moreover I AGREE with her IDEAS ~ Higher WAGEs for American Workers, Equal Pay 4 Women, Gay RIGHTs, Strong LEAN & Lethal Military, STRONG & Enhanced Social Security & Medicare 4 OUR Senior Citizens, Affordable or FREE College Tuition, Minimal Addition to OUR National DEBT ~ "Delusional Donald" "REPRESENTs & Peddles" the EXACT Opposite which is of course one Primary Reason WHY Many of his FANz are looking for a "CULT" not a LEADER of the United States of AMERICA ~

      Unfortunately, unless there's an INTERVENTION, Donald will be "FLEECING" the WEAKEST of his FANz very soon ~

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      p.s. - I kinda meant that NOT voting was unconscionable. Voting your conscious is fine.

      I will vote for Hillary, still. But only because I think Stein doesn't have a snowball's chance in Texas of winning.

      Best wishes for you and your candidate!

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      I am honored Austinstar.

      Thank you.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Nice hub, shared to FB and Twitter.

      Thank you for participating in the democratic process.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Austinstar....

      All votes matter, there is no such thing as a non-consequential vote. Unless one votes against their conscience and values.

      Hillary and the Democrats do not reflect my conscience and values.

      I'll be voting for the candidate and party that does, Jill Stein and the Green party.

      The Democrats didn't' value my vote.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Gary Johnson's running mate, Weld, is now voting for Hillary. I'm concerned that 3rd party voting might help to elect Trump. Seriously, Hillary or Trump will win, so don't throw your vote away.

      There is absolutely no way a write in, or a 3rd party vote will be of any consequence. And a non-vote is unconscionable.

      Hillary has been accused, investigated, and discriminated against (because she is a woman) for over 30 years. She has never been charged and/or convicted of any crime. Politifact ranks her as the most honest candidate running.

      Please don't believe the lies and insinuations about her. Yes, she is human and makes mistakes. At least she owns up to them. Trump BRAGS about his errors!

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Thanks Larry...

      Trumps own words last spring confirms your comment:

      "I could shoot someone right in the middle of 5th Avenue and I wouldn't lose any support."

    • Alternative Prime profile image

      Alternative Prime 11 months ago from > California

      All "Interesting & Insightful" Comments I might add ~

      Those who have "Inside INFO" understand that at this POINT, unless of COURSE Hillary is Proven to have TRANSFERED "Atomic BOMB Secrets" to the "Martians" or "Hostile GREY Aliens" which is probably an unlikely scenario, Trump has been REDUCED to Collecting "NAMEs & Numbers" from his SHRINKING yet Rabid FANz ~ Conceding DEFEAT in his "RIGGED Universe" ~

      If he's not in PRISON, Moscow or a Psychiatric WARD for Treatment, He'll Try Desperately to do what he does BEST, take Advantage of Susceptible EDLERLY Americans & Un-Educated AMERICANs as he's done in the PAST ~ And guess what ??, most will "SEE the TRUE Light" & REJECT Him, but unfortunately, the MOST "Gullible & Rabid" will Fall PREY ~ Another FUTURE Law SUIT in the Making ~

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 11 months ago from Oklahoma

      Just a wonderful read, but guess what. The idiots voting for Trump are still just going to go ahead and vote for Trump, lol. Like talking to a stump.

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Alternative Prime...thanks for reading, yes I agree, that upcoming Trump trial bears watching.

      Austinstar...I don't share your views on Hillary, I won't be voting for her.

      But, if the choices were limited to Hillary or Trump, a vote for Hillary would be a no-brainer.

    • Austinstar profile image

      Lela 11 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Anyone who watches Duck Dynasty should identify with Trump. But thank goodness, any thinking person knows that DD is a horrid show that represents what is wrong with uneducated America.

      Hillary has been a public servant for most of her adult life. Trump thinks being president is having all of America serve HIM! He thinks the office is all about power. It is, in reality, all about representing America.

      Trump doesn't even have a clue about representing the people. He just want to dictate what he thinks is right.

      Hillary will at least make an attempt to work with people, not against them.

    • Alternative Prime profile image

      Alternative Prime 11 months ago from > California

      By NOW Everyone Understands the FACT that "Drumpfy Trump" is a Cheap CHARLATAN, Pathological LIAR, Inept Business-Person who BANKRUPTED Casinos in New Jersey which is a VERY Difficult TASK Considering the HOUSE Always WINs, a SWINDLER who is INVOLVED in a Massive Law Suit for "Elder Abuse" & Racketeering at "Trump University" and the LIST of Atrocities this LOSER has Perpetrated on not only Americans, but the WORLD is NEAR Endless ~ He also FACES "Sexual Assault" Charges with a GROWING List of Woman Accussers which now stands at 13 ~

      Moreover, Believe it or NOT, According to REPORTs, his Trial for "Pedophilia" begins December 16, 2016 ~ Yup "Pedophilia" ~

      So, given this Despicable Persons Abhorrent HISTORY, one for which he may be required to serve a PRISON Sentence, we can come to ONLY one Conclusion ~ His SHRINKING Fan Base is NOT a Base at all, it's a "CULT" ~ A Tiny Group of Individuals who are not necessarily interested in what's best for themselves or the USA, but are interested in being CONTROLLED ~ SAD ~

      When this ELECTION is Concluded & Donald "LOSES in a LANDSLIDE" & if he's NOT in Prison Cell or a Psychiatric WARD or in MOSCOW, all likely SCENARIOs, he'll begin to "FLEECE his Loyal Flock" ~

    • Duane Townsend profile image
      Author

      Duane Townsend 11 months ago from Detroit

      Stacey, I'm not a Hillary Clinton supporter.

      Thank you for reading.

    • profile image

      Stacey Linerud 11 months ago

      You've been conned if you believe everything that Hillary Clinton has endorsed. Everything she accuses Trump of, she or her husband Bill have already committed.