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April 24, 2018

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Filed under: Bigotry, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:58

 

A study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences questions that explanation, the latest to suggest that Trump voters weren’t driven by anger over the past, but rather fear of what may come. White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.

“It’s much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,’’ said Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. “It’s not a threat to their own economic well-being; it’s a threat to their group’s dominance in our country over all.”

“It used to be a pretty good deal to be a white, Christian male in America, but things have changed and I think they do feel threatened,” Dr. Mutz said.

The other surveys supported the cultural anxiety explanation, too.

For example, Trump support was linked to a belief that high-status groups, such as whites, Christians or men, faced more discrimination than low-status groups, like minorities, Muslims or women, according to Dr. Mutz’s analysis of the University of Chicago study.

April 13, 2018

So much for christian morals

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:23

Evangelical Support for Trump Has Gone Up (!) Since Stormy Daniels Scandal Began.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/12/evangelical-support-for-trump-has-gone-up-since-stormy-daniels-scandal-began/

That’s the party of “family values” for you. They are, and always have been, hypocrites. “Values” only matter when it’s the other party guilty of violating them. When it’s their own people, they look the other way.

How ingrained is that myth in the Christian mindset?

Get this: Since the Stormy Daniels scandal began, Trump’s support among evangelicals has gone up.

The most recent Pew polls suggest that President Donald Trump hasn’t just held his support amongst white evangelicals but actually has grown his support since the Stormy Daniels story took hold.

With his white evangelical support having dropped to 61 percent in December, Trump now enjoys 78 percent support, just a shade beneath the support he won from white evangelicals on Election Day

 

April 12, 2018

RUSSIA: State TV Runs Nuclear War Preparedness Advice As Tensions Rise With US Over Syria

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 11:45

Far more information at the link.    Hugs

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/12/russia-state-tv-runs-nuclear-war-preparedness-advice-tensions-rise-us-syria-video/

Most outlets are characterizing the piece as meant to mock Americans rather than legitimately prepare Russians for nuclear war.

April 7, 2018

tRump land / tRump border

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:17

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Jim Morin)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Steve Sack)

 

April 5, 2018

tRump consults with tRump

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April 2, 2018

The wall and idiot tRump

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March 27, 2018

UNSHOCKING: Sociologists Find That Support For Trump Is Largely Driven By White Christian Nationalism

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:41

A new study by a team of university sociologists purports to reveal that support for Trump is largely driven by “white Christian nationalism.” The study examines support for statements such as “the federal government should declare the United States as a Christian nation” and includes an accounting of “anti-black prejudice” and views of Muslims and immigrants.

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/03/27/unshocking-sociologists-find-support-trump-largely-driven-white-christian-nationalism/

 

March 25, 2018

Next time.

Filed under: Cartoons, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 12:08

(cartoon by David Horsey)(cartoon by David Horsey)

 

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