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Are there other qualities of Trump's base besides being a carnivore, an Evangalist and a gun-owning, gullible, uneducated turkey?

Posted - January 29

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  • 5115
    Well we voted for him and are not carnivores.   Nor do we own guns.  Although I am a Christian I do not actively evangelize unless I have willing listeners though I do speak of me faith and will defend it.  Although I am not formally educated neither am I gullible.   I believe in God, personal freedom and personal responsibility and if those beliefs make me a "turkey" in your thinking then I accept that.  I have never been "cool" or "smart" or "popular" or part of the "with-it" crowd.  I am just myself which is all I want to be.  Strengths or weaknesses I just try to do as well as I can and enjoy what I do.  
      January 29, 2019 8:47 AM MST
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  • 33492
    Oh man.  Office,  I just cannot go on.  I read that you said we voted for him.  I just cannot go on.  Sorry.
      January 29, 2019 8:49 AM MST
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  • 5115
    I meant my husband, who is formally educated,  and myself.
      January 29, 2019 8:52 AM MST
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  • 4172
    Obviously your problem, not officegirl's.
      January 30, 2019 9:29 AM MST
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  • 590
    If you are going to refer to people as "uneducated', you may want to set a better example than misspelling words...Evangelist...good job there
      January 29, 2019 8:55 AM MST
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  • 5115
    Worthy of Randy D.! This post was edited by officegirl at January 30, 2019 6:27 PM MST
      January 29, 2019 8:58 AM MST
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  • 33492
    WHo cares?

    I misspell a lot of things. I type 90 plus words a minute and I don't always spell words perfectly.  I have a good track record of spelling, not like the OFFICIAL TWEETER. If you are going to correct someone, why don't you try editing your LEADER?  That should keep you busy.  More importantly I KNOW what Evangelists stand for.  NOTHING.  Lying hypocrites.    Did I spell that right?
      January 29, 2019 9:21 AM MST
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  • 5115
    So then it is a matter of how many words we can type per minute?
      January 29, 2019 9:23 AM MST
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  • 33492
    Yeah.  That is EXACTLY what I would expect you to draw from this inference.  BRILLIANT.  
      January 29, 2019 9:31 AM MST
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  • 5256
    None whatsoever and if Chump's base had their way, the U.S would only be populated with people much like themselves.
      January 29, 2019 9:29 AM MST
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  • 33492
    Oh yeah.  Then they would always be right and people would not ever argue with them.  The trouble is, there is a big, wide world out there and other people do not agree with OLD and WHITE.


      January 29, 2019 9:30 AM MST
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  • 5115
    OK sorry for even living but that is what I am like it or not!
      January 29, 2019 9:33 AM MST
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  • 3267
    I think you covered all the qualities it takes but I would like to  add to the photo. After Trump knocks out the statue of Liberty he will put it in a tub of ice and start harvesting her organs - like the FBI and the US legal system. Cheers!
      January 29, 2019 9:42 AM MST
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  • I'm not his base, and I'm an omnivore.
      January 29, 2019 9:56 AM MST
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  • 33492
    You are just an old vore to me.


      January 29, 2019 9:58 AM MST
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  • ok
      January 29, 2019 10:01 AM MST
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  • 3022
    Living in denial.
    Unable to identify or recognize leadership.
    Science deniers, or worse, ignorant of science. 
    Overwhelmingly Caucasian. This post was edited by Don Barzini at January 29, 2019 11:12 AM MST
      January 29, 2019 10:35 AM MST
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  • 884
    Your aversion towards and deep-seated hatred for Trump, hatred for anyone that supports Trump, hatred of guns, hatred of common sense, hatred of freedom and the Constitution, and hatred of Christians, has already been well established.

    Thankfully those with common sense, and want and need for a change from what Obama gave this country and what Hillary Clinton had to offer and what you hold so dear, manifested itself in the Presidential election. Unfortunately, many of those who experienced a deep sense of loss, in that election hasn't been able to move on from it. The angst, vulnerability, and hatred remain.
      January 29, 2019 11:58 AM MST
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  • 4172
    On the other hand, there is the view of seminary professor James Payne. He obviously is not as bigoted as the anti-Trump crowd:


    I know plenty of well educated “decent" people who support Donald Trump.

    Among them are several Ivy League grads, multiple MBAs, and Ph.Ds, college professors, multiple lawyers, including one who has argued (and won) a case before the Supreme Court, multiple M.D.s, several social workers, and many, many others. I can add small business owners, retired command grade military officers, corporate officers and a few rocket scientists- we are in Houston, the home of NASA.

    Most of these folks are generous supporters of various community projects to help the poor. Some, like myself are active in service organizations like Rotary (of which I am a member) that has nearly eradicated polio after raising and spending over $500,000,000 with the help of a matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Conservatives routinely give of their time to help others. In fact, it is a well established statistical fact conservatives give substantially more to charities than liberals. Liberals, on average give less than half of what conservatives give to charities. Liberals are only generous with government money.

    Margaret Thatcher wisely noted this when she observed “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.”

    Most of the generous people of whom I speak are members of my parish church, in long term committed marriages, with successful, stable lives, who care about others and who live decent, productive lives.

    I would guess that 80-90% of my parishioners voted for Donald Trump.

    I spent 15 years in the corporate world as a banker, I went to seminary and was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, where I first served as a church planter, and now as rector of a parish.

    I have been married to the same wonderful woman for four decades. Together, we have raised two daughters.

    I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, two earned masters degrees (Master of Arts in Religion; Master of Divinity). Related to my previous career, I am a graduate of the National School of Commercial Lending at the University of Oklahoma, and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at S.M.U. (MBA in Bank Management).

    In 2008 I was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree ( Honorary).

    Most of the people I know personally voted for Donald Trump. So maybe you need to expand your circle of friends.

    Of course, I live in Texas, in flyover country. We are “deplorables”. You know, “ bitter people who cling to guns and religion.”

    This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at January 30, 2019 7:24 PM MST
      January 30, 2019 9:35 AM MST
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