"Indeed you are correct but ignoring the context again. In that post (#48 with the links) I wasn't addressing the original question. I responding DIRECTLY to #46, in defense of my previous post. Did you miss that too? It went like this:"
No, I'm not ignoring the context. You started out saying one thing, switched to another and then came back to conflate the two.
"You may disagree with the argument that Trump Supporters believe he is being persecuted, and that the indictments and prosecutions are helping solidify his base, but can you really deny that the linked NYT and Time Magazine articles said essentially the same thing? Or do you think I just made up the whole idea all by myself to send a coded message in support of Trump?"
Wow, you totally misunderstood the points I was making. No one on the left disagrees that Trump is using the court cases to consolidate his base. No one on the left disagrees with the articles you've linked to, and that's the point: you are wrong to think the left hasn't figure this out:
"I cannot understand why the left hasn't figured out that these indictments and prosecutions are HELPING him solidify his base. His supporters believe he is being persecuted, and the longer he can keep the drama going the more they rally behind him. This election will be about turnout."
For goodness sakes, his ----- comments back in 2016 made him more popular with the base. He nailed it when he said he could shoot someone on 5th Ave and not lose any votes. Most people on the left think diehard MAGA supporters act like they are in a cult. People in cults are known for the slavish unthinking support of their grand leader who they think can do no wrong. People in cults often believe and are encouraged to believe by their grand leader that they are being persecuted. Trump and his MAGA heads are no exception.
"Seriously, this is getting ridiculous explaining myself to people who believe they know me better than I know myself, trying to catch me in some sort of "gotcha" moment."
I'm not trying to say I know you better than you know yourself. I am saying you are wrong in your assumptions about the left in this thread.