Ignorant liberal psychologists say Trump supporters are ignorant

The Washington Post can't understand why anyone would support Donald Trump.  No one they know in their inner circle supports Trump, so how could any reasonable person do so?  In search of certain pre-defined answers, they consulted some liberal psychologists to stereotype, I mean analyze, a typical Trump supporter.  And here's what they found:

Interviews with psychologists and other experts suggest one explanation for the candidate's success – and for the collective failure to anticipate it: The political elite hasn't confronted a few fundamental, universal and uncomfortable facts about the human mind.

We like people who talk big.

We like people who tell us that our problems are simple and easy to solve, even when they aren't.

And we don't like people who don't look like us.

In other words, Trump supporters are fooled by simplistic solutions and are racist.

And Trump has a way of responding to complicated questions as though the answers were so obvious, he is dumbfounded that no one else has figured them out yet.

Trump just dismisses experts on security who say his plans to build a wall along remote stretches of the Mexican border would be extremely expensive, if not practically impossible.

Impossible.  It is impossible to build a wall along the southern border.  No one has tried, but we know it to be true.  We don't have the technology to build a long fence.  All fences fail after 50 feet.  It' s a scientific fact, right?

Psychologists quoted by the Post focused on the inherent tribal, racist appeal (unlike #BlackLivesMatter and La Raza) of Trump's message.

Trump ... appeals to people who could be especially averse to the presence of immigrants in their communities[.] ... [H]umans tend to assume that if one group is getting more, another group must be getting less. We have a hard time understanding that two groups can both be getting more of something at the same time. Call it a cognitive blindspot, or a psychological illusion.

So Trump supporters are racist, because if they see illegal aliens getting free housing, education, food, and medical care, they falsely assume that the cost of it is coming out of their pockets.  When they see illegals getting jobs, they also falsely assume that these are jobs that can go to Americans, because as we all know, illegals hold only jobs Americans won't do, right?

As always, it is liberals who are deluded.  They view the "easy answers" to immigration as impossible because they don't want to see how easy it would be to build a wall and enforce existing laws.  They don't want to know about past deportation actions that quickly and cheaply deported lots and lots of illegals.

Liberals see tribalism in the benefits accruing to illegal aliens, but they are the ones who have a hard time understanding how rich and poor can both benefit under capitalism.  They are the ones who view capitalism as a zero-sum game.  You can call that a "cognitive blindspot, or psychological illusion."

Liberals are the ones with the easy answers to complex questions.  Global warming?  Shut down power plants.  Abortion?  A woman's "health" issue.  Gun violence?  Take away all guns.  And so on and so on.

It is classic how over-indoctrinated, undereducated liberals call other people stupid.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

The Washington Post can't understand why anyone would support Donald Trump.  No one they know in their inner circle supports Trump, so how could any reasonable person do so?  In search of certain pre-defined answers, they consulted some liberal psychologists to stereotype, I mean analyze, a typical Trump supporter.  And here's what they found:

Interviews with psychologists and other experts suggest one explanation for the candidate's success – and for the collective failure to anticipate it: The political elite hasn't confronted a few fundamental, universal and uncomfortable facts about the human mind.

We like people who talk big.

We like people who tell us that our problems are simple and easy to solve, even when they aren't.

And we don't like people who don't look like us.

In other words, Trump supporters are fooled by simplistic solutions and are racist.

And Trump has a way of responding to complicated questions as though the answers were so obvious, he is dumbfounded that no one else has figured them out yet.

Trump just dismisses experts on security who say his plans to build a wall along remote stretches of the Mexican border would be extremely expensive, if not practically impossible.

Impossible.  It is impossible to build a wall along the southern border.  No one has tried, but we know it to be true.  We don't have the technology to build a long fence.  All fences fail after 50 feet.  It' s a scientific fact, right?

Psychologists quoted by the Post focused on the inherent tribal, racist appeal (unlike #BlackLivesMatter and La Raza) of Trump's message.

Trump ... appeals to people who could be especially averse to the presence of immigrants in their communities[.] ... [H]umans tend to assume that if one group is getting more, another group must be getting less. We have a hard time understanding that two groups can both be getting more of something at the same time. Call it a cognitive blindspot, or a psychological illusion.

So Trump supporters are racist, because if they see illegal aliens getting free housing, education, food, and medical care, they falsely assume that the cost of it is coming out of their pockets.  When they see illegals getting jobs, they also falsely assume that these are jobs that can go to Americans, because as we all know, illegals hold only jobs Americans won't do, right?

As always, it is liberals who are deluded.  They view the "easy answers" to immigration as impossible because they don't want to see how easy it would be to build a wall and enforce existing laws.  They don't want to know about past deportation actions that quickly and cheaply deported lots and lots of illegals.

Liberals see tribalism in the benefits accruing to illegal aliens, but they are the ones who have a hard time understanding how rich and poor can both benefit under capitalism.  They are the ones who view capitalism as a zero-sum game.  You can call that a "cognitive blindspot, or psychological illusion."

Liberals are the ones with the easy answers to complex questions.  Global warming?  Shut down power plants.  Abortion?  A woman's "health" issue.  Gun violence?  Take away all guns.  And so on and so on.

It is classic how over-indoctrinated, undereducated liberals call other people stupid.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.