Apparently Trump supporters are "losers." According to some Washington Post demographics, Trump's fans are close to the bottom rung of the education ladder. Richard Cohen, writing in the Post, sees them as "suckers," and touches on a nasty truth about our land of opportunity.
In the old days, there was yet another term for such a person: cannon fodder. Jobless and poor young men often would drift into the military and stay as long as they could. They got housing and three meals a day and a sweet pension after 20 years. One such person was in my basic training unit. He had left the Army but could find no job. He reenlisted and had to do basic training all over again, but struggled because he was no longer young. One day during a run, his back gave out on him. He was writhing in pain but got to his feet anyway. Basic was tough, but as he would say, “out there” was tougher. ...WaPo
Face it. To satisfy the imperial desires of American corporations, we create disposable kids we can toss into wars of choice. Trump is conning these throwaways of the real America with promises of jobs and possibly a less stressful existence..
Trump says he has a plan to bring back jobs, but how and from where? Can he compel manufacturers to pull their factories back from China or wherever, and, if he can, how will he keep prices as low as they are? When I have a computer problem and I call the help line, will I get someone in America and, if so, who’s going to pay the added cost?
Can he really build a great wall between the United States and Mexico and keep out undocumented immigrants who will, if they can, take the jobs of native-born Americans? What about the immigrants who do the jobs Americans no longer are willing to do — such as stooping to haul in the harvest and reaching to pick grapefruit off the trees? In short, can Trump move the clock back 50 years or so to a time when the United States had millions more manufacturing jobs, Detroit was dominant in autos and China was making those tiny paper umbrellas found in cloying cocktails?
If Trump were honest (and if pigs had wings . . .), he would tell his supporters that things are only going to get worse. He’d warn them that the robots are coming — just over yonder hill ...WaPo
Don't worry; be happy!
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 41% support to Clinton’s 39%. Fifteen percent (15%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. ...