Skip to comments.Trump and his voters are drawn together by a shared sense of defiance
Posted on 11/25/2017 4:52:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The American tradition is not deference to authority; it's defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless. Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset once wrote that the United States was, in fact, peopled by runaways from authority settlers seeking freedom from abusive governments and members of dissenting religions seeking freedom from established churches.
Defiance is Donald J. Trump's signature attitude; it was the defining characteristic of the 2016 Trump campaign. Trump defied the political establishment, the news media, conventional wisdom, common decency, former President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and even the pope.
Trump's supporters admire his defiance, which they see as fearlessness. They share his contempt for the establishment, the news media, educated elites and the norms of political correctness, all of which helps explain why Trump's base is sticking with him now that he has antagonized the entire national establishment.
In the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll, Trump's job approval rating is down to 38 percent, but 81 percent of Republicans are standing by their president. We have, actually, great unity in the Republican Party, Trump boasted.
The Republican Party is now the Trump party: There is zero appetite for the Never Trump movement in the Republican Party of today, an adviser to a pro-Trump super PAC told the New York Times....
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Part of it, but it goes much much deeper than that.
Defiance?? That is what You-Who-Lost are. We are just enjoying the Common Sense Presidency that is way way way overdue. And we are of course enjoying your sniveling.
Please God, spare us the idiotic notions of professors and editorial writers, neither of which have ever accomplished anything in their lives except to write about others.
Defying the overbearing establishment who don’t represent us.
Familiar eh? Welcome to the new revolution.
I like how he snuck common decency in the mix. Jerk!
The American tradition is not deference to authority; it’s defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless.
Balderdash. The democrat/republican uniparty has been in control of American politics since the civil war. And they win election after election after election.
Politics is a scam and were suckers for playing.
There is zero appetite for the Never Trump movement in the Republican Party of today, an adviser to a pro-Trump super PAC told the New York Times....
The norm" that has been destroyed is that conservatives believe that the news is both true and important. We now know that the news" is not always true, and if true it is not infrequently a half-truth. And we are aware that we are getting uniform stories from all journalists because they are all, via the AP, in league with each other.
Hmmm, I don’t feel defiant but if the MSM thinks I am I must be because they are so much smarter and informed than me, >s<
I love DT because I love my country and I want to MAGA.
I agree. Defiance against totalitarianism. Defiance against fascism. Defiance against tyranny. Defiance against loss of our inalienable rights and our right to live in the pursuit of happiness.
Defiance is the defense of patriotism!!!
The clueless class who found themselves in total shock on the night of the election are still trying to explain to the rest of us what’s behind the Trump phenomena. We’re talking about the same people who saw Trump drawing 20,000 - 30,000 people to his rallies on a daily basis, sometimes two or three times a day, and were still convinced Hillary would win by a landslide.
I wouldn’t call it defiance, i would call it common sense, something that is dying in our country, plus this crap of “ don’t say anything you might hurt someone’s feelings”... I will stand with Pres. Trump 100% on any and everything he does!!!
Defiance of everything that has thoroughly ruined once-great America. Support of the restoration.
,,,,, remember how the DC voters did not abandon Mayor Berry and he was caught on video smoking crack .
Trump has not been proven guilty of anything to date but he has been slandered every way you can imagine and just like Marion Berry’s supporters we are standing by our man through and thin .
Seems this is the new push by the talking heads, claiming were all just so defiant. SMH
Fail - keep poking around morons, youll eventually come close to reality.
Give me a break, please, I can't even...
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