Saturday, December 3, 2016

Authoritarian Followers Follow

It's what they do. I always loved the projection when a right winger would start accusing people on the left of being sheeple.

Many of Trump’s supporters who showed up to his first post-election rally in this Midwestern city Thursday night said they completely trust their president-elect to make the right decisions for the country, even if they don’t understand his motives. And they were quick to come up with explanations for why he’s doing what he’s doing — like suddenly being buddies with Romney.

Meyer said that Trump is “trying to bring the party together” after the bruising election. The guy sitting behind her at the rally agreed.

Yeah, that's it. He's just trying to bring the country together. And he had a Great Reason for shooting that guy on 5th Avenue. 

Terry said he has no problem with Trump’s pick for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and Hollywood producer who co-founded a bank during the financial crisis that foreclosed on thousands of homeowners.

“Let’s face it, he’s going to look out for corporations, to make things work for them, to bring jobs back home,” Terry said. “And as things trickle down — as they’re going to because it’s America — the little guy will get something, too.”

That was my favorite part of the story. "The little guy will get something, too"

For Susan Meyer, it feels like the country has already changed since the election — and she gave Trump credit for keeping open a Carrier furnace factory in Indianapolis rather than letting it move all of its jobs to Mexico.

Just don't listen to Sarah Palin who's gone off the reservation with that crony capitalism stuff.

The deal didn’t happen quite that way. Carrier agreed not to shift about 800 manufacturing and management positions south of the border, in exchange for a $7 million incentive package from the state. About 1,300 jobs will still move to Mexico, however.

Meyer and other Trump supporters shrugged at these details, saying that’s just how business works. 

That's because authoritarian followers follow. 

“I want him to achieve,” she said. “He might not be able to do everything all at once, but as long as he progresses and shows that he’s trying, making an effort, okay. But I will hold him to some of those promises.”

Sure you will, sheeple. 

Any excuse to break out The Housemartins.

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