Trump voters believe that Christian men face the most discrimination in this country. Wait, what?

By | 2018-10-20T07:25:38+00:00 October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |19 Comments

Please tell me I read that wrong.

Courtesy of Think Progress:

A new survey from YouGov and The Economist suggests that people who voted for President Donald Trump are living in a very different United States than those who voted for Hillary Clinton.

In a series of questions about the discrimination they perceive different groups to be experiencing, the respondents were far more concerned with the plight of men and Christians than with just about any other group.

The poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults this past Sunday through Tuesday, 28 percent of whom voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Participants were asked to share what they felt were the levels of discrimination against a variety of groups, including various ethnic groups (Arab, Asian, African, and Mexican Americans), religious groups (Christians, Jewish, and Muslim), LGBTQ people, immigrants, and men and women. And while Trump voters certainly acknowledged that various groups experienced some degree of discrimination, they expressed the most concern about men and Christians.

For example, nearly half of Trump voters (49 percent) claimed that men are experiencing “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination right now, compared to only 11 percent of people who voted for Clinton. The trend was similar for participants who identified as conservative (43 percent) compared to those who identified as liberal (14 percent).

In contrast, Trump voters were not nearly as concerned about women. Only 30 percent of Trump voters believe women are facing “a great deal” or “a fair amount of discrimination, compared to 88 percent of Clinton voters.

When asked about religion, Trump voters seemed to show far more concern for Christians than for other religions. In fact, 38 percent of Trump voters responded that people who aren’t Christian have it easier in this country than Christians, while only 10 percent agreed Christians have it easier. In comparison, 53 percent of Clinton voters said Christians have it easier, and only 5 percent said other groups do, while the rest believed there was no difference.

The difference Trump voters saw shined through when asked separately about Christian, Jewish, and Muslim people. The poll found that 64 percent of Trump voters believed Christians face “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination, compared to 48 percent who felt the same for Jews, and 60 percent for Muslims. In a separate question, Trump voters also described anti-Semitism as a far less serious problem in the United States.

Yeah, those poor white Christian men are so discriminated against.

I mean these days they actually have to put in a little effort to completely dominate business, politics, and the avenues of power in America. 

No wonder they voted for a whiny fat little baby to represent them in the White House. 

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 2:24 am

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpIEBGLhOKh/?hl=en&taken-by=bsmp2
    Barstool giving away 2k to get info in people on Insta.
    Loser.

    • Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 6:57 am

      Don’t you have to have some kind of permit to run a contest?

  2. Beaglemom October 20, 2018 at 4:08 am

    I think they must believe that “boys will be boys” whenever it comes to their treatment of women and whenever they are coddling their guns. For some reason, there is absolutely nothing in the New Testament to lead one to that conclusion but these crazy 21st century fake-Christian folk are as crazy as the 21st-century GOP. I guess we have to feel sorry for these guys, except, for some reason, I don’t.

  3. good god Christ almighty mother fuck goddammit son of a bitch October 20, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Going forward, there’s gotta be a sell-by date for stupidity.

    • Beaglemom October 20, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Gee, I didn’t know that police all over the country are more likely to shoot young white Christian men than young men from minority groups. We must not get all of the news. Hmmm.

      • Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

        Meanwhile more than twice as many white people are killed by police every year than black people.

        https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

        And before you talk about the disproportion of white people vs black people… you should also be aware that black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population.

        I know I know…. none of this fits with your false narrative.

        • CFR October 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

          Too bad there are 3 or 4 times as many white peeps, witch means they are shot less often. And I don’t seem to remember, maybe you can refresh my memory, of any white children being shot and killed by police for playing in a park.

          • Anonymous October 21, 2018 at 7:17 am

            Read much CFR?

  4. CFR October 20, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Well its a rough time for white men, can’t hang any black people any more and now they are expected not to sexually assault women!! s/

  5. Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Cry me a river, what a bunch of wimps.

  6. Anon October 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

    ‘No wonder they voted for whiny fat little baby to represent them in the White House & 666pence the AntiChRi$T Mother fucker.

  7. Anon October 20, 2018 at 7:37 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/get-mitch-mcconnell-confronted-angry-constituents-louisville-cuban-restaurant/

    “There was also reportedly “some dispute” over the bill before McConnell and his {KOCH DEALER} wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, left the restaurant, the woman added.”
    $nort!

    • Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      He probable wanted a free meal.

  8. Ben in SF October 20, 2018 at 7:50 am

    “If you were acccused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” – Mark Twain

  9. Anon October 20, 2018 at 7:59 am

    OT?
    “he didn’t stop there. Musing on Gianforte’s skills as a body-slammer Trump recalled that Vice President Joe Biden had “challenged me to a fight, and that was fine. And when I said he wouldn’t last long, he’d be down faster than Greg would take him down. He’d be down so fast. Remember? Faster than Greg. I’d have to go very fast. I’d have to immediately connect.”

    Let’s take a moment and consider these fine words from the President of the United States. First, what Trump is praising Gianforte for is the wrestling equivalent of a sucker punch.”
    “what captured Trump’s attention wasn’t a story of a man defending himself, but rather a man violently attacking an unsuspecting victim who had a legitimate reason to be asking the candidate questions about issues in the campaign for the office he was aspiring to. An attack that got him arrested and convicted of assault. Trump was off into dream world. Everything he said there after was all in his imagination. He wasn’t telling his Montana audience what he did to Joe Biden. He was telling them his imaginary fight with Biden “wouldn’t last long” because “I’d have to go very fast. I’d have to immediately connect.”

    What? Who talks like that? Who says “go very fast?” What does “immediately connect” even mean? Huh? What the hell is he talking about?

    The guys who beat me fled the scene, but they weren’t finished. The same four were arrested a few hours later in the process of beating a guy they had picked up and driven to a secluded parking lot behind a junior high school. Their second victim that night died in the emergency room at the Fort Benning hospital in a bed on the other side of a cotton curtain from me as doctors worked feverishly to save him.

    Violence isn’t some lame-ass political candidate “body slamming” a reporter. Violence isn’t real for him. It’s just words, and as he shows us with his disrespect for facts and the people who report them, words don’t matter to him.”

    Every Word Matters.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/tough-guy-donald-trump-guys-glorify-violence-ones-never-took-punch/

  10. Anon October 20, 2018 at 8:55 am

    “President Trump brushed off questions from a female reporter on Friday by telling her, “Don’t be a baby.” During a round-table discussion on immigration in Arizona, Trump had repeatedly stated that migrants trying to enter the U.S. are “hardened criminals.” “These are some bad people coming through. These aren’t babies, these aren’t little angels coming into our country,” he said. When New York Times reporter Emily Cochrane asked him to clarify what evidence leads him to believe the migrants are “hardened criminals,” Trump said, “Oh, please. Please. Don’t be a baby. Okay?” He went on to urge Cochrane to “just take a look at what’s happened.” “Look at the Mexican soldiers laying on the ground. These are hardened—I didn’t say all of them…These are tough, tough people, and I don’t want them and neither does our country want them,” Trump was quoted as saying. The president was apparently referencing clashes at Mexico’s border with Guatemala that broke out Friday as a migrant caravan from Honduras tried to get through. Several police officers and migrants were reportedly injured as migrants tried to push through the gates.”< the daily beast

  11. Anon October 20, 2018 at 9:21 am

    https://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176484/tomgram%3A_belle_chesler%2C_the_kavanaugh_hearings_just_won%27t_leave_me_alone/

    “high-tech lynching” <Uncle Tom

    "How could I forget the fire in her eyes or the cool precision of her responses to that phalanx of old white men so titillated by her answers as they pressed her for more salacious details?
    Such Kavanaugh moments raise big problems for the teachers among us. What’s a teacher to do with a teachable moment that runs counter to all that American youngsters have customarily been taught to believe? Taking in her testimony, I found myself growing distraught. As her voice quavered, I felt a surge of emotion so strong it seemed to paralyze me. I couldn’t stop looking even though I knew something inside was tearing me apart and that, no matter my emotional state, I would still have to pull myself together to face my first class of the day, only moments away. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was watching a woman sacrificing herself before the nation, just as Anita Hill had done so many years before.

    What I didn’t tell them were the details of my story-All those details are gone. His face, his smell, and that machete are not.

    As the Kavanaugh hearings went on, more and more students became invested in watching them. Some asked to listen on headphones while we worked, some just wanted to talk about what they’d heard. As each class began, I addressed the fact that I’d been crying all day — no point in pretending, teenagers notice everything — and explained why. As I talked, I noted certain students around the room crumpling. Bodies pulled in on themselves, heads lowered. Some students shyly wiped away tears. A few of them asked to leave the room to get some air.
    The hardest part of that day wasn’t sharing my story or opening up to groups of teenagers about the intimate details of my past. It was listening as my students argued about whether or not Dr. Ford’s testimony would even matter. One of my students came up to me after class and told me that, though her stepbrother had assaulted her when she was younger, no one in her family believed her. She assured me that she was fine now because she had moved away and didn’t have to see him anymore. As she was telling me this, I couldn’t help imagining her, 10 or 20 years down the line, reflecting with startled pain on the way her own family dismissed her, the way the people charged with her love and care wouldn’t or couldn’t believe her.
    Those Laughing Faces.
    What fascinated me was not the obvious cruelty of his series of low blows, but the beaming smiles and laughter of the men and women in that crowd of supporters in Southhaven, Mississippi.

    I couldn’t help but wonder how many of them, beneath that veneer of laughter, had felt a twinge of something familiar in the pit of their stomach as they listened to Ford’s testimony.
    How many of them would be shocked to know about assaults suffered by their own children?

    I told them that I would listen, even when it seemed like no one else would. – the memory of the hearings, and all it represented, will be seared, as Dr. Ford might have put it, into the hippocampus, never to fade."

    Posted Twice.

  12. Anonymous October 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/trump-gianforte-violence-midterms.html

    Trump is betting that in 2018, he’ll win again. He thinks you’ll vote for Gianforte and other Republicans because you like their culture of brutality: beating up reporters and protesters, protecting Vladimir Putin, kneecapping the FBI, mocking women who report sexual assault, and separating children from their parents. If you vote Republican, or if you stay home and let Trump’s supporters win, he’ll claim that the election of 2018, like the elections of 2017 and 2016, is a mandate for his war on morals and the rule of law.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/proud-boys-republican-club-wwii-fascists.html

    The most important lesson of the squadristi period when looking at the Proud Boys today is that conservative landowners, threatened by their workers’ emergent socialism, supported this widespread Fascist violence as a necessary corrective.

  13. A.J. Billings October 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    These Christo-Fascist Trump worshipers are on the warpath to seizing absolute power over our government in the USA.

    They dream of a Sharia Christian theocracy enfored by law and by firearms. Anyone not complying with that regime is seen as an enemy.

    If that happens, and they attempt to institute a theocracy, we could end up with civil war, and USA split into 2 or 3 new sovereign nations

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