Yet another "meet your local
racist misogynist Islamophobic passionate Trump supporter" piece, this time focusing on Trump's younger proponents, who are -- surprise! -- male, white, and generally obnoxious.
Jack Rowe, an 18-year-old high school student from St. Paul, Minnesota, sat in the front row of a Donald Trump rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin last weekend, sandwiched between two friends.
He had caucused for Trump in Minnesota for the very first time a few weeks earlier. Freckled and grinning, he sported a red "Make America Great Again" hat and a gray Trump t-shirt.
Rowe had some thoughts on Trump's rhetorical treatment of women, which had been dominating the news lately thanks to the Republican front-runner's comments about punishing women who have abortions. Mainly, Rowe said, it's a non-issue.
"Misogyny was an issue about maybe 60, 80 years ago," said Rowe. "That's not an issue today. There are a lot bigger fish to fry...You know, ISIS is chopping off heads. We've got 19 trillion dollars in debt."
And he's got all kinds of bros eager to vote for the guy who will continue to make sure that nobody will make him or his bros think about their misogyny or racism or Islamophobia and never bother them again over it. They're white guys, the natural alpha males of America. Why should they have to share? They want to take the country back for themselves and put the rest of us in our respective places. You know, like 60, 80 years ago.
David Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports -- the frat-focused sports website where the "Smokeshow of the Day" serves as the ultimate clickbait -- said Trump's appeal to young men speaks to anxiety over a creeping political correctness throughout American society.
"There is a sentiment among frat guys, lacrosse players and middle class affluent white kids that they are kind of getting persecuted lately," Portnoy told CBS News.
"You tell a joke it gets blown out of proportion. You gotta walk on eggshells. There's kind of that feeling, and Trump, he tells a joke and doesn't back down. He says things that would normally been frowned upon. At a school, a kid would get expelled. Not that it's right or wrong, but he's sort of defending a lot of the things they've been attacked for in the last five years or so."
"It's an F-U to society, who is telling us we are a bad guy because we like hooking up with girls on spring break," he added. "And they see Trump sticking up for that."
J. Camm, the managing editor of Bro Bible, another bro-focused site, said Trump's lack of policy details means little to his young supporters.
"Part of the allure of Trump is that people find him to be someone who tells it like it is and honest, although he has no specific policies to back up anything that he's actually saying," Camm said.
Trump's rich, he's famous, he's
After expressing reservations about Donald Trump, some of Indiana's delegates to the Republican national convention say they've received threatening messages from a few of the GOP front-runner's supporters.
The emails warn that the delegates are being watched and imply they could be targeted. Some send ominous wishes to delegates' families.
Trump's Indiana campaign called the threats "deplorable."
Craig Dunn, a delegate and Republican chairman of Indiana's 4th Congressional District, was among the Trump critics who received the threatening messages.
"You sorry (expletive)!" one email said. "I hope the worst for you and yours!"
Dunn was stunned by the response.
"Little did I know that in expressing your 1st Amendment rights, that they’d come after you so hard," he said. "It's very disappointing. I probably received 25 to 30 hate emails, phone calls and voice mails, posts on Facebook that I deleted. Now they're hunting down friends of mine and posting that kind of stuff on their Facebook pages."
That kind of treatment is usually reserved for "libtards" and "social justice warriors" who must be purged by the Bros from America. But the only thing worse are the insufficiently American anti-Trump "cuckservatives" who supposedly enable them. Trump's violent, racist hatemongers will come for Democrats soon enough.
But first they have to burn their own house down. Try not to get too gleeful. We're definitely next.
Make America For Rough Beasts Again.