A new national survey from Public Policy Polling has some interesting insights on the state of American politics and the Republican Cult of Twitler.
First, the good news.
A mere 9 months into his so-called “presidency,” there is now a record level of support for impeaching Trump. The survey states, “49% of voters support impeaching him, to 41% who are opposed to doing so. This marks the 6th month in a row we’ve found a plurality of voters in favor of impeaching Trump, and it’s the closest we’ve found to a majority.”
These numbers were gathered from a survey was conducted before the first indictments were made public in Robert Mueller’s special investigation of Trump’s (possible) collusion with his hero, Putin, to undermine our democracy. With Twitler’s treasons increasingly exposed, we can make an educated guess that PPP’s next report will feature even more abysmal numbers destined to bruise the so-called President’s fragile ego.
Besides being the most morally, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally unfit narcissist ever to squat in the White House, Trump breaks the record for incessant, bald-faced, lies. So, when he insisted recently that he’d accomplished more in 9 week than any President in American History, Public Policy Polling found that 66% of voters knew he was full of elephant excrement. Though, characteristic of the cultists who wouldn’t abandon their master even if he shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, 55% of Trump’s voters believed him. Sort of, the same way they unquestioningly believe anything their master says – no matter how ridiculous, outrageous – and criminal.
Which brings me to the bad news.
The same survey found that the cult of Trump’s most dedicated supporters are not concerned about his penchant for treason.
The PPP report states, “Only 7% believe that members of Trump’s campaign team worked in association with Russia to help him win the election, to 83% who don’t think that happened. And even if collusion is proven they don’t care- just 11% think Trump should resign if that’s the case to 79% who believe he should remain in office. 75% dismiss the entire Russia story as ‘fake news,’ to 13% who disagree with that assessment.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Even if it is definitively, unquestionably, unabashedly, undoubtedly proven that the mobbed up, emotionally stunted, Klan-endorsed, narcissist, lying, reality tv, huckster colluded with an America-hating, anti-democratic autocrat, the Trump cult doesn’t care. Though, it seems, they really, really, really care – a lot – about Hillary Clinton.
PPP continues, “Attempts by Trump world, Fox News, and other affiliated interests to try to turn the Russia news back onto Hillary Clinton have had some effect.” A month ago PPP found, as far as Trump’s cult is concerned, 41% actually believe that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election. Today, that number is up to a staggering 56%. Conversely, in a testament to the power of propaganda, Trump cultists who think Putin wanted Trump to win the election is down 11 percentage points from a month ago to a mere 18%.
In other words, propaganda works. This is why Hitler took control of the press immediately after seizing power, Putin kills journalists and the Mar-a-lago Mussolini has a “running war” with the media and constantly whines about “fake news.” It’s why Roger Ailes proposed “GOP TV” to Nixon. Facism cannot get it’s fingers around the neck of power without propaganda.
Studies show that people who watch Fox News are less informed than those who watch no news at all. This means that Fox News’ viewers/victims aren’t just ignorant of history, reality and current events, they are deliberately misinformed. Let that sink in for a moment. We are living in a so-called “democratic republic” where a large portion of citizens are are filled to capacity with outright untruths by the propaganda arm of the American fascist party, know commonly today as “the GOP.” This should alarm every true patriot.
Like I’ve said for years, today’s Republicans are the anti-democratic agents of oligarchy, undermining every Age of Enlightenment ideal this country was founded on. Just look at the reaction the ignorant Trump supporters when NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July! They’re much more comfortable begging an authoritarian “daddy” to save them from the scary, complex world of “others” who don’t know their “place.” This “America-thingie” is way over their heads… and we have the polling to prove it.
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