It’s summertime! I’ve been busy working, and relaxing, and a tiny bit of traveling, and not so much resisting.
But I have spent some time, over the past week or two, trying to understand the Republican viewpoint and Trump voters. I haven’t made much progress, but I’m going to continue to chip away at it.
Along those lines, here’s a random assortment of stuff I’ve read and bookmarked. It doesn’t add up to any specific takeaway. I’m just cataloging it here. (Why? I don’t know yet.)
- This op-ed from a conservative writer about various scenarios of how this Presidency will end. I’m not convinced these scenarios are the only possibilities, but it’s an interesting read.
- This long article about how to understand the Trump voter. It’s a dense read, but worth plowing through. (Hat tip to my Aunt Nancy for posting it.)
- An opinion article from Forbes, written by a self-described “recovering Republican”, about the dangerous floundering that results from a persistent denial of facts. Also long and wordy, but worthwhile.
- And as always, I find these online opinion polls about the President and the direction of our country to be illuminating. I took this poll – adopting a different identity… because… what the heck…