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In Conservative Michigan, Voters Want to Love Trump, Not Leave Him
MSN 'News' ^ | July 22, 2019 | Stephanie Saul

Posted on 07/22/2019 4:20:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

As President Trump presses his attacks against four women of color in Congress, suggesting they are unpatriotic and should leave the country, many voters in this city on Lake Huron are embracing his “America — Love It or Leave It” message, saying they do not see it as racist.

And though they dismiss Mr. Trump’s Twitter broadsides as excessive or juvenile, they voiced strong support for his re-election and expressed their own misgivings about the four women.

“They happen to be black or colored,” Dennis Kovach, 82, said of the women, as he watered the lawn of his home near the lake this weekend. “But I don’t think that viewpoint is a racist viewpoint. I think it’s — quit the bitching, if you don’t like it, do something different about it.”

Tim Marzolf, sitting on a nearby porch on one of the hottest days of July, had a similar view, saying he had been turned off since Day 1 by Representative Rashida Tlaib, the Palestinian-American lawmaker from Detroit who is one of the women the president has attacked.

“Something struck me wrong,” said Mr. Marzolf, a factory worker, referring to Ms. Tlaib’s call for Mr. Trump’s impeachment. “She got elected and came out with the F-word on Trump.”

As Mr. Trump signaled his intent last week to rely on nationalism and identity politics to propel his re-election campaign — portraying Democrats as out of sync with American values — his message did not appear to be backfiring with the conservative voters he hopes to bring out in force in 2020. In this overwhelmingly white district an hour north of Detroit, where his popularity remains high, his comments left people in the familiar position of having to choose a side in the aftermath of another Trump-instigated outrage. And they chose his.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: Minnesota; US: New York
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Mr. Trump carried St. Clair County, an auto parts manufacturing center on the Canadian border, with 63 percent of the vote in 2016, cementing a narrow statewide victory and Michigan’s crucial 16 electoral votes. The margin of victory — less than 11,000 votes — was his slimmest in any state.
1 posted on 07/22/2019 4:20:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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FWIW: This was via ‘The New York Times’ and they probably CHOKED on every positive thing Michiganers had to say about President Trump!

2020 Landslide...or pretty darn close! MAGA! :)


2 posted on 07/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

There is nothing racist about it. My father told me of how his mother would read about Al Capone’s crime wave in Cleveland and she would slam down the newspaper and say in her thick Scottish brogue “Those Gott damn firrrrrrigners, I don’t know what they don’t pack them all up and send them back where they come frrrrrrom”


3 posted on 07/22/2019 4:33:49 PM PDT by McGavin999 (injustice Roberts repeatedly making a mockery of the rule of law)
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My family, too! We’ve had nothing but trouble with immigrants...ever since we CAME to this country!

Ba-Dump-Dump! *TISH* :)


4 posted on 07/22/2019 4:35:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Landslide? How ‘bout of a landslide of good ol’ Michigan vote fraud that has Trump losing Michigan and some other rust belt states. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.


5 posted on 07/22/2019 4:35:52 PM PDT by akalinin
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Slim margin....

So glad I was here to vote for him. Primary and election. My area was 83% Dem (aka the Devil’s workshop).


6 posted on 07/22/2019 4:35:56 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Shoving a live walleye up Stephanie Saul’s posterior may not be possible, but I’d like to see the effort made.


7 posted on 07/22/2019 4:37:16 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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*Ppppffffttt* :)


8 posted on 07/22/2019 4:37:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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Mr. Trump signaled his intent to rely on identity politics to propel his re-election campaign

That's the stupidest thing I've read all day. The Democrats are the ones who invented and perfected identity politics and honed it to a fine art. Republicans and President Trump NEVER do identity politics. Unless, perhaps, the author considers President Trump's appeal to America-loving patriots as pandering to an "identity group."

9 posted on 07/22/2019 4:39:53 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Waste of a perfectly good Walley, Sergeant Dave! ;)

Speaking of which - Beau just returned from Canada with a whole bunch of lovely (fileted, frozen) fishes for me too fry/grill this summer.

I blame Trump for the awesome fishing in Canada, Eh!

Life. Is. Good! :)


10 posted on 07/22/2019 4:40:04 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think that’s why most Americans don’t think it was racist. Just weak republicans and false friends like Geraldo.


11 posted on 07/22/2019 4:40:39 PM PDT by McGavin999 (injustice Roberts repeatedly making a mockery of the rule of law)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Ministry of Propaganda is trying as hard as they can to make the tweets racist and not many are buying it.


12 posted on 07/22/2019 4:42:34 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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here in Mi the new Rat SOS is pushing a vote harvesting scheme in nursing homes. People who don’t even know what year it is are going to be “assisted” to use their rite to vote. In years past a doctor would ok them to vote, not any more. The social workers will help them find the donkey on the absentee ballots.


13 posted on 07/22/2019 4:47:16 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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Yep. I can attest - that’s VERY real in the Blue areas of Wisconsin, as well.

I have an Absentee Ballot available for my VERY Conservative Dad for ALL elections - he’s in a care facility and I’ve seen it up close and personal, too!

Funny. Liberals are the ones that WANT to kill babies and the old and infirm, though, they are not above ‘harvesting’ their votes, of course!

*SPIT*


14 posted on 07/22/2019 4:51:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

bump


15 posted on 07/22/2019 4:57:58 PM PDT by foreverfree
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“Speaking of which - Beau just returned from Canada with a whole bunch of lovely (fileted, frozen) fishes for me too fry/grill this summer.”

I envy your good fortune. Enjoy with your family, good lady.


16 posted on 07/22/2019 5:06:25 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

1 and a half colored, 2 and a half wannabes.


17 posted on 07/22/2019 5:08:01 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: McGavin999

Agree wholeheartedly. With your comments and IMHO I think Trumps comments referred to going back to their home districts; not their homeland or origin. Anyway I’m from the socialist State of NY which has a LAW against requiring ID to vote . Can we ever guess the numbers of illegals and multiple votes? Hell,the Dems eyes glaze over thinking of all those illegal border crossers. New voters to jam the polls!!


18 posted on 07/22/2019 5:09:26 PM PDT by catfur (FanFreepinTastic)
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Should we stay home then?

Because some guy on FR thinks that voter fraud is going to take place in every single precinct at this point.

Like why are the Dems even wasting time and money on a primary? Just nominate AOC and win all 50 states!


19 posted on 07/22/2019 5:12:03 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 07/22/2019 5:13:50 PM PDT by catfur (FanFreepinTastic)
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