Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trump’s Alt-Right Supporters Quickly Abandoning Ship

Okay, so, did this come as a complete surprise to anyone?

Anyone at all?

The answer is most likely not, because while the alt-right seemed to really have faith in this guy, Donald Trump, and figured that their version of greatness in the country would be restored under this man, most of Trump's detractors, including both Democrats and Republicans, had made it clear that this man lies, lies, lies, and that his only real loyalties are to himself and his own self-interest. 

Well, they cannot say that they were not warned.

Of course, some Trump voters had already felt disillusioned by Trump's behavior, finally catching on to what really should have been obvious to anyone with any reasonable measure of objectivity and common sense well before the past election. Hell, it was clear to some of us way back in the 1980's, when I first heard of Trump. Right away, the guy just gave you a feeling of being bad news, because he already revealed that he took himself far too seriously. But some who had hoped that he would repeal and replace Obamacare, and do as he promised to take care of everyone, were bitterly disappointed. Some were put off by all of those relentless Tweets that did not stop simply because this man was elected president. And his measures to hurt the working class and their chances at home ownership, or his relentless pursuit of allowing big corporations to get away with massive pollution, or any of a number of other things, finally started to get some of his supporters, or former supporters, to lose faith in their man.

Now, polls perhaps are not good signs of where the country stands politically, because the past election revealed that polls can obviously be very flawed and misleading. That said, recent polls show that the latest polls reveal that Trump has historically low approval ratings, at just 34 percent. According to these same polls, conducted by Investor’s Business Daily (IBD)/TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics, 56 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's job so far.

Naturally, all of this comes well after the election, when there is little that the American people seem able to do about this buyer's remorse. 

And now, the alt-right that disgusted so many people, but who supported their man, Trump, without any reservations, now appear to be losing their faith in him. He has not even been in office fully three months, and many of his seemingly most loyal supporters during the campaign have already abandoned him, including but not limited to Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Alex Jones, and Richard Spencer. 

So, what set them off?

Well, that would be the recent attack on Syria following the reports of a horrific chemical weapons attack there, which the West generally seems to pin on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

Many of these alt-right figures are suggesting that this attack represented a betrayal by Trump to their cause. Alex Jones went so far as to suggest that the Syrian weapon attack was a false flag, while Richard Spencer mockingly asked when Trump promised a war in the Middle East:

Did Trump promise another war in the Middle East when he announced his candidacy? At the RNC? Inauguration address?

Wow! So, the president is being attacked form both the left and the right. No one is surprised by attacks from the left, of course. However, should we really be all that surprised by attacks on him from the right? Because really, again, he never showed any kind of consistency except with being inconsistent. These people jumped on his bandwagon and thought he was a man of integrity. This, despite having been warned repeatedly about Trump's past history, and his rather obvious record of being a con artist, frankly. He told people what they wanted to hear, and sounded like he meant it, until he actually won. Then he mocked his own campaign slogans, such as draining the swamp. And still, they did not catch on. This man has always been, and will always be, a con artist. He tries to sell people on what he wants them to believe, and then, after pulling the carpet out from under them, he kind of shrugs and looks the other way, usually by telling whatever audience he can how smart he is, how nobody knows as much as he does, and how he is historically popular.

Can you feel bad for the alt-right? 

No, probably not. After all, they wanted Trump to be president because they were interested in preserving what is left of, and/or restoring, white nationalism. It might not be true that all of Trump voters were racist and/or sexist, but the motivation for most alt-right people was indeed racism. They got their man, and now they are unhappy with what they got.

It is not surprising, but it is just still further proof that the man occupying the Oval Office is a swindler, a man who can never, ever be trusted with anything. He has no loyalties except to himself, and that might even include his family, frankly. He is so completely unworthy of the office that he now holds, that it is unbelievable, and the list of complaints is growing everyday, and from everywhere.

But the fact of the matter is that it was these people who brought this man into the White House, and it is the rest of the country that has to pay, even while they finally realize (or are only beginning to realize, or admit to realizing) that he is just not trustworthy, period. Too bad that they put him in what is supposed to be the most reputable position that the country has, huh?

President Trump, are you concerned about your historically low approval ratings? by Evan Taparata, April 08, 2017:

Trump’s alt-right fans bail after Syria strikes  Yahoo News Christopher Wilson Editor Yahoo NewsApril 7, 2017

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