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Old 06-06-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Why? The last presidential election, 2016, I noticed most police officers voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton and a lot of them have "Trump" stickers on their police cars.

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got a source for "most police officers voted for Donald trump over Hillary Clinton"? or is the assertion in your thread title your personal opinion?
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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Oklahoma has medical marijuana dispensaries, as does Arizona, Republicans are pretty liberal too ya know. Alaska, a deep red state has legal recreational pot.
Gimmie a break, marijuana is practically a vegetable.
Find me successful republican who will make a major campaign point out of turning drug addicts into a medical issue to be handled by government funded healthcare. That's basically Bernie 2016.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:09 PM
 
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Gimmie a break, marijuana is practically a vegetable.
Find me successful republican who will make a major campaign point out of turning drug addicts into a medical issue to be handled by government funded healthcare. That's basically Bernie 2016.
Red states are suing the opiod family, what more do you want? Meth and fentanyl is brought in from Mexico, who's trying to put a stop to it?
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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You need to have an authoritarian personality to be a cop. Authoritarianism greatly appeals to many conservatives and Republicans for their agenda. You can see it their party platforms.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Not sure if there are actual numbers but I personally know quite a few police officers and military that did not vote for Trump.

Heck, at a retirement ceremony when they received some certificate signed by the president, there was a lot of laughter when they read out "signed President Trump".

Last party I was at had 11 police officers, two I know like trump, 8 do not like Trump, and the other I do not know.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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This particular link shows nothing about President Obama going off on " White Cops".
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You need to have an authoritarian personality to be a cop. Authoritarianism greatly appeals to many conservatives and Republicans for their agenda. You can see it their party platforms.
Authoritarianism appeals to both sides.

You have Democrats who force you to support Black Lives Matter, force you to give up revolvers, guns or else.

It goes both ways.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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got a source for "most police officers voted for Donald trump over Hillary Clinton"? or is the assertion in your thread title your personal opinion?
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/...2nO/story.html

https://www.policemag.com/342098/the...sidential-poll
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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This is like asking why only 8% of Scientists ID as Republican!

It's basic political science. Authoritarians are, in our present system, to the Right of Center. Law and Order IS Authoritarian and so naturally would bend that way.

However, I would be fairly certain that this was not always the case.....that is, big polices forces in major cities were always beholden to the pols at the top, so the Boston Police or NYC Police would likely vote for the machine they kept them in their jobs.

Glad to provide some context here. I think the Scientist and Researcher things is really telling...that is, the likelihood of real innovators being Republican (ID as such) is incredibly low...so far low as to be almost unexplainable.
Lol. Liberals are the party of government control over everyone.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:52 PM
 
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Not sure if there are actual numbers but I personally know quite a few police officers and military that did not vote for Trump.

Heck, at a retirement ceremony when they received some certificate signed by the president, there was a lot of laughter when they read out "signed President Trump".

Last party I was at had 11 police officers, two I know like trump, 8 do not like Trump, and the other I do not know.
I was at a party where half the people were on welfare and voted Hillary and the other half had jobs and voted Trump.
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