There Aren’t Truthfully Any Undecided Voters, How Could There Be?

Over the last cou­ple of years, I have come to a con­clu­sion that may not find favor with many peo­ple. To hell with con­ven­tion­al wis­dom, I do not believe there are any unde­cid­ed vot­ers in America.
Now, this the­o­ry may just piss off the peo­ple who believe in focus groups, even more so, those who par­tic­i­pate in them.
Here is the (cow manure), peo­ple who sit in those focus groups love the atten­tion of the spot­light on them.
How could any per­son who lived through the last three and a half years not know what side they are on? The con­trast could not be clear­er. If you say you are unde­cid­ed, you are either an idiot or a damn liar.
If you insist that you are unde­cid­ed you are say­ing so to get on tele­vi­sion. I learned a long time ago, that there is hard­ly any­thing Americans will not do to see their mugs on tele­vi­sion.

Make no mis­take about it, the American elec­torate is high­ly polar­ized. Let us assume that it may have been more polar­ized at some pre­vi­ous time in the nation’s his­to­ry, after all the coun­try endured a civ­il war. Nevertheless, it seems that the wedge issues that sep­a­rate the two polit­i­cal camps are so diver­gent that each is hard­ened with no room for a meet­ing of the minds, much less to have a group of unde­cid­ed poten­tial vot­ers to be swayed one way or the oth­er.
As I have said on pre­vi­ous occa­sions, the American elec­torate is cer­tain­ly far from sophis­ti­cat­ed, ——Donald Trump is in the White House. But the obsti­na­cy of the elec­torate runs immea­sur­ably deep­er than just a bad pres­i­den­tial pick.
The dis­con­nect is evi­dent on issues like health-care, immi­gra­tion, on social issues, vot­ers con­sis­tent­ly vot­ing against their best inter­est, empow­er­ing the very rich and pow­er­ful, at their own expense.

Business Insider report­ed; Only one New England state, Maine, makes the bot­tom 15, of the poor­est states in the Union.
While states in Appalachia, the South, and the Midwest tend to dom­i­nate. The states with the low­est incomes tend to be clus­tered togeth­er geo­graph­i­cal­ly, and it shows just how unequal­ly wealth is dis­trib­uted across the US.
I say it has pret­ty much noth­ing to do with wealth dis­tri­b­u­tion and every­thing to do with the way they vote.
If it was about wealth dis­tri­b­u­tion how does one explain that free slave labor was used for hun­dreds of years to enrich the south, yet today most of those very same states are among the poor­est in the union?
Additionally, States like California, Washington state, Oregon, Colorado, are nowhere near where the south­ern states are in terms of wealth, not to men­tion the New England states.

The fif­teen poor­est states by medi­an income, start­ing from worst to best. Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, *New Mexico*, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Maine, Florida, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Nevada Missouri. Do you know what all of these states have in com­mon, with the excep­tion of New Mexico?
They have been run by Republicans for decades, and true to form, start­ing with the poor­est, Mississippi, the poor­est are the red­dest of red states.
It should come as no sur­prise that wher­ev­er the most hard­ened Republican vot­ers live and con­gre­gate, when asked about Donald Trump’s crimes and abus­es they blind­ly swat away the accu­sa­tions of his infi­deli­ty, tax eva­sion, lies, incom­pe­tence, mis­han­dling of COVID-19, abuse of Federal agen­cies, mon­e­tiz­ing the pres­i­den­cy, fraud­u­lent foun­da­tion, and the cor­nu­copia of oth­er crimes and abus­es he com­mits, not to men­tion his atro­cious fail­ure as the nation’s chief exec­u­tive.
On the oth­er hand, they can­not artic­u­late a sin­gle intel­li­gent or cogent rea­son for their servile def­er­ence to a man who many his­to­ri­ans and experts con­clude, may actu­al­ly be the least intel­li­gent per­son ever to occu­py the office of pres­i­dent.
Instead, they recite lies they heard on FOX mis­in­for­ma­tion Television or on talk radio from some shriek­ing wild eye con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist racist loon.

If you are some­one who (a) want to raise a fam­i­ly, send your kids to school, live and work in a coun­try that is not torn apart by racial strife, and (b) if you have no prob­lem with all of the oth­er 320 mil­lion cit­i­zens of the coun­try hav­ing equal access to the oppor­tu­ni­ties that you have, then there is no way that you could sup­port what has been hap­pen­ing over the last 3 12 years.
The unde­ni­able truth about his cult-fol­low­ing, is that they are will­ing to pre­tend that they do not see what Donald Trump is doing, as long as he con­tin­ues to hate the peo­ple they hate, and to use the bull­horn of the pres­i­den­cy to advance racial divi­sions and white suprema­cy.
They are will­ing to live with him, despite hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly pos­tured and pon­tif­i­cat­ed about being supe­ri­or based on reli­gious and fam­i­ly val­ues.
They rather believe a lie.….….….

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