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Giving Trump supporters some credit

I watched the climate change stuff with interest. Yes, Trump pulled us out of it. But as President Obama and others pointed out:

1. Businesses and energy firms have already made some good advances…and we won’t retreat from those and
2. Other countries can make the agreement stronger because they won’t have to water it down just for us; they will be taking the lead.

So, the planet might not be hurt as badly as our world leadership, and ironically, our businesses.

Yes, withdrawing from the agreement wasn’t really popular anywhere, but this is not something that most people feel intensely about; it is not a big emotional hot-button issue for most.

Now about those Trump supporters: some on the left seemed to think that Hillary Clinton was “just as bad” as Trump, or “worse”. Some even said that openly…”what is the difference>?”

Evidently, millions and millions of Trump supporters COULD tell the difference, and here we are. So in that sense, the Trump supporters are smarter than the super hard core Bernie bots (the ones who didn’t switch to Clinton for the general) and the Stein voters.

And so, I feel so embarrassed for our country…but am realistic enough to recognize that the buffoonery that we are displaying to the world accurately reflects large swaths of our population:

the Trump supporters who will do just about anything “because the liberals hate it” and those who put up with Trump’s incompetence because they think that they can grow even richer via deregulation and tax cuts.

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June 1, 2017 - Posted by | Republican, republicans, social/political |

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