Consideration of who voted Trumply

Supposed “profiles in Courage”, he tosses Manchin into the mix — either to match the number in Kennedy’s book, or because Manchin voted out on a limb beyond a Republican or two and tge other two Democratic Senators from states that voted for Trump. (Or maybe Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio have established brands suggesting more opposition to Trump — note they voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation.)

Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

And the man who gets the biggest guff from Trump — Mitch Mcconnell — didn’t even vote to convict.

Sure, though this is how wr get stuck in peoples supporting the whole gamut of paryisanship from their one issue.

I think it helps to remember that people have all sorts of different barometers on politics and reasons for thinking the way they do. A year or three ago at an outta-town convention, I met a man who felt that Abortion was not only the Number One Issue but the only one. A POTUS who destroyed everything else in this country could have this guy’s support if he also stopped Abortion. And I have an acquaintance who thinks the Number One issue is and always will be the price of gasoline. If gas prices go down, whoever’s in the White House at that moment is a great President. End of discussion.

If you vote based on opposing Abortion, with the exveption of Louisiana’s Democratic governor, you are pretty well obliged to vote Republican. Maybe you can weigj whether Manchin will weaken the Democratic solid front in a way that the NRA once endorsed Harry Reid because if he were gone, Schumer would be the leader of their opposing party.

Political faultlines defined in loaded language.
Beyond defending Trump himself, state and local Republicans are perhaps the party’s biggest advocates of the kind of white-identity politics that is sometimes referred to as Trumpism. For example, GOP officials at the state level are now trying to bar schools from using materials from the New York Times’s 1619 Project, which focuses on the central role of slavery in American history. Such bans would effectively use government power to censor part of the public discourse and silence a project hated by many conservatives because of its critical look at Trump-style white-identity politics.
So, opposition or criticism on the merits of loading history curriculum on The 1619 Project is White Supremacy. Notwithstanding that the prpblem comes in viewing slavery as THE central role, bar anything else (The Enlightment, say…) , in the founding of the nation, and it leads to a dead certainty of San Francisco school board that we musy eliminate every name from schools, as too dead certainty on smashing any historical statue in sight.
Curious to note, Bush in 2000 and Trump last time out shattered any monolithic Latino vote, overall good in considering definitions of voting blocs… and if it forces a so!ewhat diffetent analysis of What the What is going on in the body electorate.

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