Now we have data to back up the claim that people voted to burn their own house to the fucking ground.
Trump is entering office with historically low approval ratings, and historically high disapproval ratings. Now, traditionally, the weeks before inauguration is the time when everyone rallies behind the president that people chose. Whether you liked the person or not, this is the time to get excited about the used car you’re going to be driving for the next four years. It’s historically been a moment where we sit back and say, “Okay, my guy didn’t get elected, but hey, at least it wasn’t an armed revolution! God Bless America!”
Not so much this year. People, polled (I’m assuming) a few days ago, overwhelmingly believe that Trump lacks the fundamental qualities to be president.
This means people already disapprove of him. Look at those numbers. Disapproval ratings that high mean either a) people already regret their choice of person they voted for, or b) some people voted for a person they DID NOT believe would be a good president.
This means what happened is that some people voted for the worst singer on American Idol. These goddamned people voted for the one dipshit on Survivor because he’s being such a dick to everyone and isn’t that hilarious.
For fun, or something. That is what just happened. I wrote about this just yesterday, and now, God help me, there is data to back this up.
It is moments like this where my faith in our great democratic experiment is at its lowest. Not people who believe incorrectly, or who voted with incorrect information, or who just disagree with what I believe in. These data don’t show that.
These data show that people voted like assholes. They voted for fun, or to blow it all up. They voted not really understanding who they were voting for.
We don’t need people to run for office. We need civics teachers.