Trump Is Exploding

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“5 Political Myths Trump Is Exploding” exposes Trump’s colorful agenda used in order to sway voters and gain popularity. On March 28, 2016, Emily Thorson published an online article that grabbed the attention of its readers during the peak of political madness. Thorson is a political scientist. She understands the agenda behind Trump’s prominent, living disproof of the most well-known American political myths. To appreciate the reality of these myths, one must understand how Americans vote and what we’ve been doing wrong. First, Thorson reveals American political beliefs that undoubtedly divide “liberals” from “conservatives.” Many Americans are ideologically consistent and align their values with those who have elected status. As parties …show more content…
Politics are far more complex. Concluding, Thorson addresses the belief that resilience and strength are found in American political behavior. Both formal and informal rules construct the political process. Trump shattered the accepted norms of campaigning. He has promoted violence, insulted other candidates and criticized past presidencies from his own political party. With very little consequence Trump violated the standards and by doing so he demonstrated how delicate they are. Critique: I loved this article! I think it directly correlates to the electoral success and the present events taking place. I acquired a deeper understanding behind Trump’s successful strategy after reading this article. I was one of the many Americans appalled by the election results. I feel as if I am more aware of the facades behind political power. Thorson’s exposure allows for reinforcement as to what I personally believed about the subject. By using my critical thinking skills acquired throughout my political science courses I was able to sufficiently understand and analyze the article. Thorson’s writing style offered a fluid approach and allowed for …show more content…
He focuses on connecting race to deservedness. Unfortunately, this resonates with most Americans. Continuing, Thorson provides a sophisticated explanation for most political events. The skill of finding recognizable and swift explanations for important new defines political punditry. These explanations are immensely appealing-and, by characterization, unjust. Social and political sciences focus on the understanding of causation. From broad questions concerning failing democracies, to targeted questions about funding campaigning and increased turnout. According to Thorson, there is no “single” answer to these questions. We should all be unconvinced by anyone who claims that there is a single reason for Trump’s accomplishment. Politics are far more complex. Concluding, Thorson addresses the belief that resilience and strength are found in American political behavior. Both formal and informal rules construct the political process. Trump shattered the accepted norms of campaigning. He has promoted violence, insulted other candidates and criticized past presidencies from his own political party. With very little consequence Trump violated the standards and by doing so he demonstrated how delicate they are.

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