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Posted on 05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
The political scientist who applies the rational choice theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOPs primary madness.
Go to the source:
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
Mr. Popkin cites Steve Deace (MW talk-radio host)- Is Jeb Bush running for president or Americas Hispanic Fertility Czar? as an explanation of why Trumps invective never seems to damage him with his supporters.
Vote Jeb! for Czar of Hispanic Fertility.
Here is a link to a blog with the WSJ article.
Oh a rational choice theory? Is that it now? Who gets to decide?
What’s with all the detailed analysis? How hard is it to figure out. The Republicans have lied about what they believed and what they would do since 1989. Voters won’t fall for it anymore. Someone who is not one of them is the best way to end that phony kabuki theater game they play.
What’s with all the detailed analysis?
They have nothing to report on. Pundits and radio hosts who put down trump and his many supporters (the majority of the voting public) have nothing to discuss.
They also have no audience. Watch Rush try to find an audience
Ultra analysis is just a ploy to suggest compliance to the "reasonable" RINOs, "centrist" Democrats and "America loving" foreigners.
Trump already has the proper method of dealing with them, ...
Well, the article hit the mark in some areas, not so much in others. This, for example. Assuming that people must be less-educated in order to be against illegal immigration (which is the unstated assumption of this quote) falls firmly in the realm of jumping to conclusions. There are all kinds of reasons to oppose illegal immigration, some of which are highly intellectual and require a sophisticated vocabulary to express. The question is not whether we can accept Latino culture (anyone who grew up in CA is quite familiar with the culture)--the question is whether we want the border to be wide open and for the US to become more like Mexico, with the pollution, crime, and poverty.
I think that Trump voters include all demographics.
Read the article #2 post.
He is saying that folks are becoming better informed and rationalizing for themselves. However as a democrat, he is probably hating that people are no longer fooled by campaign rhetoric and the garbage his team distributes through the MSM. They were used to all their talking points being absorbed by the voters.
I loved the Indiana man-Cruz confrontation, but the author describes it from his POV.
IMHO, The Ivy league lawyer master debater took on a much younger working class man with a HS education. Indiana man won. The working man was not going to accept lies. He called Cruz out on this. He stood his ground brilliantly. Real proud of Indiana man, he was not intimidated and won the debate.
This is the Establishments way of making it THEIR idea or somehow under THEIR control that we want Trump.
Can someone please point me to a ‘latino culture’ that is better in any way to traditional American middle class culture? Any, even one.
Argentina? Chile? Mexico? Peru? Imploding Venezeula? Cuba? Puerto Rico? Columbia? El Salvador? Guatemala? New Mexico?
Where? Where -exactly- is this latino culture I am supposed to admire and want to move towards in America?
Scott Adams of Dilbert fame predicted Trump would be the winner late last year, shortly after Trump joined the race.
And people flocked to Trump and Cruz because they were PO’d at a party leadership that kept saying yeah, we’ll fight the open borders and over-spending and then rolled over the first time someone called them -ist or -phobic.
Say no more.
It is do insulting more do to the writer. Worris about people becoming like us?
Who’s bring ignorant here?
We have a nation with borders language and culture. You don’t want to assimilate, abide by our laws? Go somewhere else.
But liberals, like this ignorant writer, despise this country. The implication is that people who are against this active invasion are bad people for loving the United States
In my little family we have many college degrees fluency in German, Korean and Chinese and have lived in different states and countries, Asian and European including a city here which has been invaded
This writer has it backward because he has done no investigating. The sentiment shared by weak Americans is how are the Americans going to assimilate to the Mexican culture, borders and language. I was told yesterday, by people whom I supervise, to learn Spanish
How many Americans around me join them in telling me I’m a bigot if I tell them how outrageously inappropriate they are get back to work
Trump voters: many of us may clean our Hamilton Beach blender drive gear, as I did the other day, and think to ourselves,
“This looks like the lugs on my AR’s barrel extension. And it’s about as hard to clean.”
Kristol, Yeb, Will, Kraut & Co. “Clean? Lugs? What ... ?”
I should just stop writing with my phone. Spell check takes over
We actually have the Secure Border Act -2006. It was defunded (led by Kay Baily Hutchinson). Americans want and deserve a sovereign nation. Globalist and cheap-labor express want it open.
Understand that the viewpoint of the USCD prof is from an older mindset and democrat POV. He is trying to rationalize why they can no longer control the voter’s minds. The internet and social media allows the average guy to be much more informed with some first hand information that is not aligned with the MSM.
Californians (legal) of Mexican descent are supporting Trump in large numbers. And they are the ones being attacked the very worst by illegals at Trump rallies.
Anti-Trump illegal aliens terrorize woman in her car: they hit, kick, spit, & vandalize her car. She sits petrified wondering whether her windows will hold or she will be ripped to pieces by the mob. 4/28/16
VIDEO: Protester sprays Hispanic elderly Trump supporter with pepper spray during a rally in Anaheim, CA
And there are two Hispanic girls 8 & 10 years old at a Trump function in Anaheim, CA pepper sprayed in the eyes by Mexican aliens.
“One of Mr. Popkins favorite examples of how low-information voters use cues to form logical conclusions is Gerald Fords eating an unshucked tamale, which signaled to many Latino voters that the president didnt understand their culture. History repeated as farce this week when Mr. Trump on Cinco de Mayo tweeted a photo of himself eating a taco bowl: The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
One was ignorance. The other was flipping you the finger. And you cant tell the difference.
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