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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:43 PM

65. nope

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They contniously vote for people that covertly, and more recently openly, use a platform that leverages white voter fear of brown and black people for their votes. I'm sure there are republicans that have decided to hold their noses single issue voters. There is even a chance they are the kind of people we don't even need to write off. However, the cut off on forgiveness for these type of republican voters was their support for trump. Once that vote was cast any easy reconciliation in the near future is an afterthought.

trump did not under any pretenses hide what he was about, what his platform was about, and what he intended to do when he got in office. His voters had better than a year and a half of him being utterly awful in the public eye to figure it out. They had years and years of back story on how much of a little crumb this man was to identify who and what he is. At no point did they stop and walk away from this guy. They let their white privilege act as a shield from his words. It allowed them the singular ability to discount his rhetoric as "just talk". Subconsciously they understood that most of what he was planning wasn't going to affect them immediately and consciously understood that what trump wanted to do would hurt objectively hurt "others". Before the "what about the black and brown people that voted for him" statement showup in responses I'll say this. I have even less for them than the "normal" trump voter. They ought to know better at this what the fallout was going to be. These are people either too willfully ignorant to fully understand the folly of their ways or felt they have enough of a "buffer" between "their-selves" and "the rest of us" for the shit to hit them as well. There have always been those that will sell out their own in order to get a preferred seat at the scraps table. Minority trump voters in any capacity are no different.

In any case, back to my original point. If you voted for trump in the last election you failed the test for being a reasonable person. Without deep and sincere apologies I will never believe a single one of these people. They ignored every single crystal clear indicator this guy was a complete garbage scow. Even now as he blunders around making the country worse every day with his republican cohort. His supports hold on for dear life, even the ones allegedly disavowing him. trump has embarrassed us in ways that the country may never recover from and STILL only 1 out of every 10 trump voters say they don't support him. Now mind you, it's not that they don't support republican fuckery or trumps stupid ass policies. Only that they don't "actively" support trump anymore. What makes anybody think these people can be trust worthy allies is be yond me. Do you really think they won't vote for another republican the first chance they get. One that can keep the dog whistle rhetoric to a minimum whilst clearly indicating that he or she will continue the republican platform's dirty work of white nationalism. I garuntee they will asap and the same Democratic votersso eager to embrace them will also find themselves stabbed in the back.

It goes without saying that I don't trust trump voters or former trump voters. By voting and continuing their support for him, even tacitly. They have discounted any support they could potentially lend to the Democratic party in the future. I understand it's hard for some Democrats to reconcile that their favorite aunt, brother, parents, cousin or best friends have done something truly horrible with their support for this guy. I am sorry you guys are going through this but similarly you should be empathetic that their vote is hitting home for your black and brown, sisters and brothers, in arms right now. Meanwhile these same trump voters who claim to not support him anymore are only doing so in the most tentative and excuse riddled words possible.

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