Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:01 am
Being disconnected from American society as a whole being abroad basically the entire presidency, how is the climate of the states in regard to vocal support for or against the President? Are people actively berated for being one side or the other? Does this happen often in public? The first question I’m ALWAYS asked when traveling once people find out I’m American is “what do you think of Trump?”. It’s an issue that I know will only escalate regardless of answer, so I usually respond with “I’m not for or against as I’m not heavily involved in politics”, but I haven’t experienced anything in the states.
Trump has ENORMOUS amounts of public support. Flags flying everywhere, signs posted everywhere, people talking about him everywhere. Car parades (Thousands of cars at a time.. not just a few) happening in city cores, boat parades (Thousands of boats at a time) happening everywhere (Even in California), people standing in huge lines for days just to see him at a free rally event, people flocking airports to see him fly in, and on and on. There is a level of visible support that has never before been seen for a sitting president in American history. Across the nation. To say otherwise is a complete lie.
Bidens support on the other hand is limited to a handful of yard signs, a few callous highway ads, lots of TV ads, and a TON of "Trump Hate" online and in real life (angry "protests" by 25-100 people with them wrecking havoc, Trump signs being torn down, homes and vehicles being defaced and vandalized, trump supporters being harassed and fought, etc, etc).
What's interesting is that I have no doubt that there's a large amount of "Silent" support for trump (That stays silent for fear of retaliation from the extreme left) but I have not seen anything indicating silent support for Biden. Nearly all the Biden support seems to come from those who either have signs in their yard or are on the extremely vocal (This thread is a great example), or violent spectrum. There doesn't seem to be any silent support for Biden at all.
I'm sure some extreme leftist is about to come along and try to dispute my comments, so before all that noise happens there's the following to note:
1. I voted for Bernie. I am a Democrat. I travel the country & beyond regularly. I'm just not so out of touch with reality to act an ignorant idiot.
2. When was the last time you saw BOAT PARADES happening for a sitting president? Numbering in the thousands and across all states nonetheless?
3. When was the last time you saw CAR PARADES happening for a sitting president?
4. When was the last time you saw PUBLIC SPEECHES (IE: In person fireside chats) given by a sitting president, throughout his presidency, to consistently over capacity crowds numbering in the tens of thousands at professional sport and event venues throughout the United States?
None of these occurred prior to the Trump presidency. Not a single one.
I don't think people understand the significance of that.
I want to say that this election won't go for Trump, but in reality I think all actual indications are that it will be another landslide win for him (Yes, his 300+ electoral votes is considered a landslide to Hillarys 232. 300+ has always been considered the irrefutable landslide mark.).
DColeKC wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:04 pm
mean wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:17 pm
The perception of being a red state isn't the problem. Red states have values. The problem is being perceived as a gullible bunch of dupes who fall for the cult leader's pussy-grabbing, value-free bullshit.
Interesting. Still hung up on the fact he said he “could” grab a pussy but never has been proven to just randomly grab pussies. You ever play sports? I can’t Believe comments like that are new information to some people.
Ditto. People who actually believe that he was being literal or have "Grabbed" pussies are completely out of touch with the realities of "How men talk" (Especially young ones) and are either living under a massive rock, or are just THAT stupid. Please, stop.