Anyone who thinks Boris Johnson will lead Britain into a bold future of being strong, independent and beholden to no other nations or alliances should be violently disabused of that notion by the fact that the British Ambassador to the US resigned after telling an objective truth about Donald Trump, who then flipped out like a child on Twitter about it, because said Ambassador knew that Johnson would fire him anyway so he could be replaced with someone who will be more flattering about the psychotic manbaby in the White House.
I really hope that 17.4 million all went into the voting booth in June 2016 casting their vote for Leave confident in the knowledge that we’d become a Johnson-led 51st American state, because apparently in Brexitland any outcome of Brexit is alway exactly what everyone voted for, apparently.
At this point my patience threshold for politics has long since been crossed so I’m at the point now of issuing the blanket statement that:
If in twenty-fucking-nineteen you still legitimately support the Presidency of Donald Trump, the potential premiership of Boris Johnson, or the idea of a No Deal Brexit you are either a moron or a psychopath.
The poll found that 51 percent of Sanders supporters who voted in 2016 voted for Hillary Clinton while 7 percent voted for Trump and 23 percent voted for a third-party candidate. Nineteen percent of his supporters did not vote.
Of Buttigieg’s supporters who were polled, 100 percent said they would vote for Sanders if he clinched the Democratic nomination, while 79 percent of Sanders’s supporters said they would vote for the South Bend, Ind., mayor. Twenty-one percent who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Buttigieg, according to Forbes.
Director of Emerson Polling Spencer Kimball said of the results that “while still early in the nominating process, it looks like Mayor Pete is the candidate capturing voters’ imagination; the numbers had him at 0 percent in mid-February, 3 percent in March and now at 9 percent in April.”
Also, 26 percent of those who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Warren, 18 percent said they would vote for Trump over O’Rourke, and 17 percent said they would vote for Trump over Harris.
So yeah forgive me if I don’t cede the authority on who the truly progressive people are in politics to fans of Bernie Sanders when large numbers of them pull this kind of shit if they don’t get their own way.
You don’t get to be the barometer of progressivism if over a fucking quarter of you would willingly vote for Trump than another Democratic candidate, even one as progressive as Elizabeth Warren.
This is why the smug parade of Sanders fans bugs me. Because I know so many of them would do this shit. Their line that Sanders fans had nothing to do with Trump winning is objectively bullshit and the fact that anywhere from 17% to 26% of them would vote for Trump over a different Democratic nominee shows that nobody should be taking them seriously as the arbiter of progressive values if they’d willingly sell the country out to a fucking regressive fascist again if they don’t get their way.
Many people, including I, have labeled Donald Trump an authoritarian leader. But they are honestly baffled by the loyalty of his followers. The decades of research on authoritarian followers provide some answers.
On the one hand I don’t believe any significant number of true die-hard Trump fans will ever abandon him no matter how hideous he gets.
On the other hand since the New York Times op-ed came out and Trump flew off the handle to “literally give my own staff lie detector tests” levels of paranoid delusional rage I’ve seen numerous people now claiming that they only really voted for Trump because they knew he’d get impeached and they wanted Mike Pence as President.
I don’t know if that’s a sign of his base of support really actually eroding to a degree that should be worrying for him, or if it’s just morons lying to themselves to pretend they weren’t scammed into making a massive mistake.
But it’s kind of hilarious.
Also hilarious that the line among some of them now has degraded from “Trump is the best President ever, this is all fake news by triggered Democrats and Trump will have 8 glorious years” to “well we want him impeached anyway.”