Why? Why did the U.S. support horrible dictators and despots? Because doing so gave us stuff we wanted.

The Trump supporters believe that taxes are stealing, that the government should never do anything to make anyone’s lives better, that if you can’t afford to pay for your own medical insurance and you get sick that your death is your own fault.

Trump is helping the people who think this way kill the Consumer Protection Financial bureau, cut Social Security, gut Medicare, turn the banks and corporations loose, reduce taxes on the top 20% — why wouldn’t conservatives support him?

Now, if he came out and said that every American should be enrolled in Medicare and that every employer should have to pay for it at a premium of $100/month and that he was going to appoint pro-choice judges, then you’d see that 37% fall to about 15% real fast. — David Grace

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