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 1⁄2 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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