Come off like hero worship.
Agreed. A lot of Trump supporters sound just like the dimmos. They don’t just support their candidate, they worship him. I’ve tried to engage dimmos to get them to tell me what they hate about their candidate, what they dislike, or even what they’re uncomfortable about. But their hero can literally do no wrong, because to say ANYTHING negative about their guy is the equivalent of blasphemy, once again, because they worship him as a “god.”
Trump himself has alluded to this fervor. A couple times now he’s said that he could murder someone in Times Square and his followers would still be committed to him.
This is unhealthy in a constitutional republic. We need to be able to see our candidates for what they are: Usually deeply flawed, fallen human beings. We need to view all the candidates with a healthy dose of skepticism and cynicism.
For instance, I voted for Cruz yesterday. But I recognize he’s flawed. He surrounded himself with ruthless hired help and it cost him dearly. And this, of course, calls into question his judgment. Who will he select as cabinet members? But still, on balance, I thought he was the best candidate and I held my nose and voted for him.
That means, of course, that I saw far more flaws in the other candidates. Carson is out of his depth. A nice guy, but clueless. Rubio and Kasich are both establishment candidates that I couldn’t even consider. But Trump is by far the most flawed of all, at least in my opinion. It would just be refreshing to see some of the more rabidly pro-Trump freepers stop being so completely committed to someone they barely know, and who held very leftist views until very recently. This, of course, calls into question his true commitment to these newly minted views.
What happens to this deep commitment if he ends up being no friend of the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, or even worse, becomes the authoritarian tyrant Obama has become? Will they then, finally, admit they were wrong? Or will they keep on ignoring and excusing his every word and deed?
I guess what I’m saying is folks need to take a step back and take a deep breath.
America is never at loss for Heroes! Thank GOD!