Friday, February 26, 2016

Nearly 20% of Trump supporters think that Abraham Lincoln should not have freed the slaves.

Courtesy of Time:  

Donald Trump appears to have high levels of support among the nation’s intolerant population, according to a New York Times deep dive into polling data. 

The Times found that nearly 20% of Trump supporters did not approve of freeing the slaves, according to a January YouGov/Economist poll that asked respondents if they supported or disapproved of “the executive order that freed all slaves in the states that were in rebellion against the federal government”—Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Here is another example of a time when I would like to say I am shocked by this, but honestly I am not.

I am also not shocked to learn that David Duke, former Gran Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan, said this:

“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage.” 

"I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.” 

Nor am I in the least surprised to learn that a white supremacist SuperPAC is making robo-calls on his behalf.

Trump is speaking to the fringe of the fringe, and it he were to be elected it would do immeasurable harm to this country, and perhaps even undo many, if not most, of President Obama's greatest accomplishments.

Every single GOP candidate is loathsome is some way, but Donald Trump is essentially loathsome in every way.

55 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Somehow the Rump keeps confusing the bible with his copy of Mein Kamph that he keeps by his bed.

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    1. Goodness I bet palin paid trump for her endorsement. This is so palin.

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    2. Anonymous6:14 PM

      Gryphen's headline says among Trump supporters, 20% are abolitionists. The Time article says roughly 80% are abolitionists, thus 20% are not. Which is it?

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  2. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Will be hard to differentiate between robo-calls from palin and the KKK since they share the exact same message.

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  3. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Jesse, remove the word not from your title.

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    1. Yeah I saw that.

      Funny thing is I had it right the first time, but when I checked back later I thought it was wrong so I "fixed" it.

      Silly me.

      Fixed now though.

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    2. Anonymous2:25 PM

      Well now all of us who commented before your correction look a little silly! Which is nothing new for me so I can live with that. :)

      Mildred

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    3. No Mildred you look just fine.

      It's this half assed blog owner who looks like a careless unprofessional buffoon.

      Fortunately that's the look I was going for.

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    4. Anonymous4:28 PM

      You rock, Mildred!
      -- A Fan

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    5. Anonymous8:18 PM

      Gryphen, you're not a buffoon- anybody who wades into this Republican crap everyday to blog about it is bound to get a little disoriented

      Thank you, A Fan, back atcha!

      Mildred

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  4. Anonymous12:38 PM

    So only 20% didn't agree with freeing the slaves, I'd have thought it was much higher.

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    1. Anonymous1:57 PM

      I'm sure there is a higher number who think that blacks should sit in the back of the bus and use separate bathrooms, etc.

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    2. Truly.

      With the YUUUUGE support he has from the White Supremacists, I would have thought a lot more than 20% would have liked to see slavery continue in this country.

      Of course, in the south they never really gave it up entirely. It's called the penal system now.

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  5. Anonymous12:39 PM

    "Only..."

    It's a known fact that 1 out of 5 Americans tragically struggles with debilitating mental illness. And to make matters worse, each one of them is also an ardent Trump supporter.

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  6. Anonymous12:42 PM

    I was just reading this about Noam Chomsky's theory about Trump's appeal.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-noam-chomsky-white-mortality_us_56cf8618e4b0bf0dab31838f


    But man, it is so disturbing to see white guys in KKK full attire carrying pro-Trump signs and hearing that 2 out of 10 of his supporters wish there were still slavery. Wow.

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  7. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Only 20% of Trump supporters think that Abraham Lincoln should not have freed the slaves.
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    Only??
    And I'll bet even less than that have any education past grade school.

    Mildred

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    1. You heard it from his own lips:

      The poorly educated love me.

      A GOP wet dream.

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  8. Anonymous12:44 PM

    say, Gryphen, I call BULLSHIT on Christie's endorsement of Trump!

    Some people say it's a classic corrupt political quid pro quo where President-elect Trump may have promised - in exchange for the coveted official Christie seal of approval - to decree that after inauguration day 2017, Christie MUST henceforth be referred to as a "Husky Hunk" and no longer as a "Fat Fuck". Violators could be subject to the death penalty and/or life in prison.

    At least that's what some people say.

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    1. Anita Winecooler5:04 PM

      Gryphen has the anti venom for that.... Gov Crispie Creme in his sports uniform and any photo of Donald. Poor Crispy Creme thought he'd go back to Jersey to a roaring welcome home, instead he's still got the evil eye from the taxpayers and Bridgegate STILL isn't settled. He beat Sarah to the ass kissing fest.

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  9. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Gryphon you're white why are you going against Trump? Trump will be president.

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    1. Anonymous1:55 PM

      Bristol is that you?

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  10. Anonymous12:53 PM

    If it wasn't for Track and his criminal behavior, Sarah would be standing with Donald Trump instead of Christie. Damn you Track.

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    1. Anonymous2:37 PM

      I hope she throws it in his face, repeatedly, while he's drunk, and then forgets that he has an AR-15 under his bed...

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  11. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Because much was said about how Levi was young and being manipulated to attack folks he said are good people who helped him out with a lot, who else wants to know just how much Rex and Tank, Levi's former business manages under contract, made off him?

    Because as someone in legal, that short court process involving 1 mediation do not add up to what is being claimed. Especially when you consider the years of inactivity. (Aug 2010-Feb 2014)

    Instead of feeding bias and name-calling, we should be happy he and Bristol have a cordial relationship and they both quickly put their past mistakes behind them to come to an agreement. Here's a medal of honor to both for being equally-equipped parents.

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    1. Anonymous1:21 PM

      Just stop it, Alicia. Off-topic gibberish.

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    2. Now you're "in legal"? Oh for crying out loud.

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    3. Anonymous2:24 PM

      Being in legal?? What does that mean? You have no knowledge of all the "legal" happenings that we do NOT know about.

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    4. Anonymous2:36 PM

      This crazy cunt is bombarding other blog owners with hundreds of emails, I'm pretty sure Gryphen has had a bunch of crazy email shit from her too.

      She's certifiable, and sad, so very sad, and fat, and unfortunate, and really, really, really needs a job.

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    5. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Every damn thread.

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    6. Anita Winecooler5:08 PM

      I'm inlegal, too. I was born in the United States. So, will you be running for Scalia's job now that he's not showing up and doing his job for some reason?

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  12. Anonymous1:04 PM

    Anybody seen Sarah Palin? Maybe she was standing behind Christie and we couldn't see her?

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  13. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Sarah since you abandoned Trump he had to get Chris Christie.

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  14. Anonymous1:23 PM

    David Duke and Sarah Palin stands with Donald Trump.

    Let's take back the WHITE HOUSE

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  15. Anonymous1:24 PM

    "Every single GOP candidate is loathsome is some way, but Donald Trump is essentially loathsome in every way."

    Not much more than this need be said, is there....

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    1. Anonymous3:25 PM

      Well, actually, Cruz and Rubio are loathsome in quite a few ways. And then there' Carson who's just sleepy.
      Beaglemom

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  16. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Sarah Palin has been too quiet.

    Is there any money left in SarahPac to pay Nancy French to get out there and write more Sarah Palin facebook comments and Bristol Palin blog comments for Donald Trump?

    SarahPac FEC
    Begin Cash on Hand $825,556
    End Cash on Hand $380,963

    Date of last report
    December 31, 2015


    Was there any money from the $380k used for incidentals like Track's lawyers minus Bristol's lawyers minus Todd's Iron Dog Sponsorship minus Jordan Loewe's fees?

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  17. Anonymous1:43 PM

    As scary as Trump is, Cruz scares me even more. Trump is pragmatic (for the most part.) He's saying what he needs to say to get the nomination, then, just like Romney, he's going to become more moderate once he's got the nomination.

    Cruz is a religious fanatic and zealot. There's no telling what his God might tell him to do.

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    1. Anonymous5:05 PM

      I agree, also Cruz is more devious that Trump. I think Cruz plays "dumb" sometimes, when he is really plotting the demise of the USA as we know it.

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  18. Anonymous1:54 PM

    What makes you guys think the Trump campaign is not in touch with Sarah Palin? Sarah may be currently in Alaska but she keeps his campaign advised on how to stay in the lead.

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    1. Anonymous2:22 PM

      LOL!

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    2. Anonymous2:39 PM

      LMAO...Trump likes winners. Sarah's a loser and a quitter. Just ask John McCain and the people of Alaska.

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    3. Anonymous3:12 PM

      Don't laugh. He thanked her after the SC win and has said he has his "go to" people that he talks to on a regular basis for advice.

      Then again, he could have been thanking her for staying home. I'll never forget his facial expressions standing next her rilly huge speech in Iowa. He chose to stand offstage on Oklahoma.

      You GO, Boopsie! hahaha

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  19. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Somebody needs to do a photoshopped parody of the Addams family, Donald Jr and Trump's wife have obvious similarity to two characters and Trump could stand in for Fester. Great poster prospect.

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    1. Leland2:19 PM

      1:54, if I were handling the estate of John Addams, I would sue for slander AND copyright infringement if that were done!

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    2. Anonymous5:20 PM

      Gomez Addams/John Astin

      ;)

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  20. Anonymous3:18 PM

    THIS>
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/25/donald-trump-s-tower-boss.html

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  21. Anonymous3:23 PM

    I wonder how Trump would react were a reporter to inform him of the attitude of his supporters with regard to the Emancipation Proclamation. No reporter would have the guts to ask him though.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous5:22 PM

      Have you ever thought that Trump might agree with his supporters?

      So he would just give that memorized answer- blacks love me, blah blah blah.

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  22. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Clearly Sarah needs to spend a little more time with her family and a little less time endorsing The Trumpster.

    All kidding aside, domestic violence is a serious crime and not one to be taken lightly.  Regardless of whether it involves the Palin’s or anyone else, it’s unacceptable. I truly hope the victim is okay, and that Track Palin is punished for this.

    http://freakoutnation.com/2016/01/details-track-palins-arrest-is-much-worse-than-originally-reported/

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  23. Electing an African/American as President has certainly brought the racist out into the open. It’s also no surprise the ignorant and under educated have also come out into the open since there seems to be a strong connection between the two. I’m also almost convinced that McConnell is a racist or why would he come out during President Obama’s inauguration and make his claim that they would make sure President Obama would only be a one term President. Being the Speaker of the House, it’s no surprise we see the obstruction in the Senate that we do today. This could be the final last breath of the Republican Party. And McConnell will most likely go down in history as the idiot and major contributor to all of this.

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    1. Anita Winecooler5:10 PM

      Excellent comment. My sentiments exactly.

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  24. Anonymous4:59 PM

    This might explain why he is running for president-he doesn't have to resign as CEO of his company-can you imagine?
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    President Trump Won't Have To Tell CEO Trump 'You're Fired'

    By law, he could keep running his business empire from the Oval Office.

    WASHINGTON -- When or if President Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017, he might not settle for just being the guy in the Oval Office. The eccentric billionaire could add the new title to his already existing preamble as chairman, CEO and president of The Trump Organization.......

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/president-trump-conflict-of-interest_us_55f1eb0be4b002d5c078b44c

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  25. Anita Winecooler5:17 PM

    I'm not shocked, sadly. I've seen "Tagged" buildings in decent neighborhoods, all painted up with nasty anti black words and nazi images. People try to cover it up, but they're back with a vengeance. They're everywhere. I live on the east coast, just had our retirement home built, and we have to go a different way because it's on a main highway and my blood boils when I see it. For every one that's "out", there are hundreds "closeted".
    Read M Baker's comment above, it speaks volumes and rings true.

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  26. A sizable group of people in America, are claiming they wanna see a "WHITE guy in there, kicking some serious brown butt!"

    Who would have ever thought that something like THAT would be the rallying cry of the LEADING candidate for the Presidency?

    The same people, always whining about the poor and immigrants getting away with all their tax dollars, doing nothing to earn them...

    ...will tell you they think Trump can run the nation like a casino, making a YUGE profit...the result of which is never spoken out loud, but is obviously that they'd expect to SHARE in that windfall...

    ...getting money sent to them, for doing absolutely nothing.

    (And due to not understanding the concept of IRONY, don't even see why liberals are making fun of them.)

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  27. Any confederate flags flying on the lawns in your nice suburban neighborhood? Possible, but unlikely. How about that trash heap with junk cars in the yard? You bet. Tough to own slaves if you can't afford to clean up the dump you're living in.

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