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The more ignorant in-your-face types are all Trump people.  That's his whole schtick.  It's all about demonstrations of dominance.  "I'm tougher than everybody else, and all those minorities who've wronged you?  I'll wreck their shit.  These other candidates are a bunch of pussies who won't."

It's a powerful thing -- humans have a certain attraction to that -- but I don't think it carries much beyond groups of people the GOP already carries.  That's been the GOP pitch forever.  "Mommy Party vs Daddy Party."  "GOP daddies who fuck everything up and then tell reporters What Needs to HappenTM," to borrow Atrios's bit.

That's been the hilarious thing:  Beneath the -- admittedly pretty impressive -- marketing, Trump's no different from a generic GOPer asshole.  He's Chris Christie with lapband surgery.  He's just a better class of asshole.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun May 29th, 2016 at 08:36:57 AM EST
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