This article is trash and it was a made by a man who lives in a strawhouse and builds straw people everyday.
Heres the thing. For a looooooooooong ass time one of the favoured dirty tricks for smearing political enemies, especially if they were fairly small, was to find the biggest, ugliest, sketchiest looking exceptional individual imaginable vaguely associated with them or easily influenced to become vaguely associated with them, and then conduct an interview with them in which they are portrayed as "the average [INSERT GROUP I HATE HERE] supporter" if not a straight up leading figure in their ranks.If anyone is wondering what's wrong with current day political discourse, just point to this article. He could actually find a Trump supporter, ask these questions, have a discussion and maybe have a better understanding of what people are feeling. Instead he just makes up his own idea of what a Trump supporter is so he can "win".
Most political fights are two people arguing over what they think the other believes rather than what they actually believe.
I'll take option "B", your Honor.The fact they are testing out a new "this is a literal strawman I built. please believe me when I say he is the average [INSERT GROUP I HATE HERE] supporter" tactic shows either some form of desperation with the former tactic not working, or nigh unseen levels of self important smug in that they expect people to trust them when they say that their strawman is super real.
making sure that an interview goes the way you want can be tricky, it's much easier if you just make the whole thing up in your head insteadAre they... literally incapable of finding a real person to talk to? Is that below their dignity or what? What possible value is there in an "interview" conducted entirely in your head?
I'm an eastern elite, but wasn't always. I know lots of poor, miserable flyover people. They refuse to move to where good jobs are, and refuse to retrain. They loathe the nice, quiet hardworking immigrant neighbors bec they're racists. Nursing their grievances is their hobby.
I don’t think it immoral to understand what they are saying, but I do think they are immoral. I grew up in flyover country in a poor state and a working class family. You give them too much credit. They are racists and arrogant and uneducated and want what they want.
I live in a red state. I hear what they actually say about why they support him. They hate the rest of us. People of color, LGBTQ, non Christians, poor people, people who live in cities, people with college educations, feminists...they see themselves as the only real Americans.
Like, how fucking hard is it to just talk to someone who supports the guy?
It's pretty fucking hard to talk to MAGA's when you've deleted all republican facebook friends and family. And then when you try to find new ones, they have learned time and time again that media will twist their words and report inaccurately on purpose.Are they... literally incapable of finding a real person to talk to? Is that below their dignity or what? What possible value is there in an "interview" conducted entirely in your head?
After living in NY for a long time I came to the conclusion that people who live in NY and unironically use terms like that are generally recent transplants from one of the states they are shitting on or they are just terribly insecure in all respects.Denigrating those places to just "flyover" states is a deciptive misnomer from the start.
Sometimes, people have to drive through them too.
I drove through the flyover states to get to NYC and now i wished I had stayed in one, either in North Texas or Oklahoma. The Longhorn steaks alone are worth it not to mention everyone is polite, pleasant and loves their gunz. Mind you I wasn't anywhere near Okie City or Tulsa, places everyone told me to steer clear of.After living in NY for a long time I came to the conclusion that people who live in NY and unironically use terms like that are generally recent transplants from one of the states they are shitting on or they are just terribly insecure in all respects.
Just to add to others: Nothing in that transcript violates any law. If it did Schiff wouldn't have to make up things that Trump said and there would have been a vote to make the impeachment inquiry official. The DNC is scratching hard because they know none of their clownidates can beat Trump.
It might be harder than you think. If a reporter from the NYT tried to chat me up for an article I'd tell him to go fuck himself at best and break his nose at worst. I suspect at this point most Trump supporters hold the NYT and friends in similar regard.Like, how fucking hard is it to just talk to someone who supports the guy?