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17 December 2016 @ 03:54 pm
I'm seeing more and more examples of Trump supporters who are surprised and upset at the choices Trump is making around cabinet picks (what about draining the swamp??) or policy suggestions (e.g., doing away with medicare). And I've seen a couple kinds of dismissals/mocking of those folks, most of which boil down to, "Well, that person should have known better/was stupid to believe everything Trump promised."

It's particularly interesting to me that I'm seeing that sentiment pretty frequently from other Trump supporters.

I can see how, for folks who have hopes about positive effects of a Trump presidency, it's important to be able to dismiss others' disappointments without reflecting too much on them, or on what it means about the incoming PEOTUS. And while it's true that no politician keeps all the promises they make during a campaign, I think it's fair to say that Trump is breaking more promises more quickly than average.

So what I want to ask you, if the above describes you, is: What would be too far? What would be the promise that Trump would have to break for you to look more critically on his presidency? IS there a promise he would have to break to make you think, "Actually, no, this is a bad dude who is doing bad things for the country."? Or are you an unconditional follower? If you don't believe the critiques of him as a person who lies more than average, even for a politician, or as a kleptocratic authoritarian, is there anything he could do to change your mind?

If there is, write it down. You don't have to share it with me, or with anyone, although I'm curious to hear it if you ARE willing to share. But write it down, and look at it from time to time, just to be sure you're not following blindly someone who has broken your trust the way he's broken all these other people's trust.
I'm feeling: sadsad
Mizarchivist: MassEqualitymizarchivist on December 22nd, 2016 05:25 pm (UTC)
Excellent question. Have you gotten any responses elsewhere to this query?
(Anonymous) on March 1st, 2017 02:26 pm (UTC)
People with uteruses! I would like to hear about the birth control methods you've used and their side effects. I have a copper IUD right now but 1) it makes me bleed ridiculously heavily and 2) I'm pretty sure it's the cause of this ongoing vaginal discharge problem I've got. I'm especially interested in stories from people who have switched from copper to Mirena and if there's anyone else who's had this side effect from a Paragard.
(Anonymous) on March 1st, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oops, this isn't the confessional!
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on March 1st, 2017 02:36 pm (UTC)
*cracking up*