A few weeks ago, a conservative Christian blogger named Matt Barber appeared on CNN’s The Lead.
During an interview with host Wolf Blitzer, Barber noted that he had previously used a pseudonym, claiming to be the pseudonym of the late Charles Manson.
But as the lead-in to the segment aired, the title of Barber’s piece was changed to read: “The Trump Effect.”
Barber has since apologized and said he was merely using his pseudonym.
But his original post has received a ton of attention, with several publications including the Washington Post and BuzzFeed using the title to promote their own articles.
The post sparked controversy for its assertion that Trump supporters were motivated by Trump’s racism.
The title is also a reference to a popular Twitter meme, which was popularized by conservative media personality Milo Yiannopoulos.
In the meme, a person is said to have called a Trump supporter a “white supremacist” and “Nazi.”
But the meme has since been debunked, and as of writing, the meme remains the most widely-known instance of a “Trump effect.”
The phrase “Trump Effect” has also been used to describe the rise of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race.
It has also, of course, been used in support of conservative and libertarian political viewpoints.
So how do you avoid the “Trump Effects”?
In an effort to debunk the “Teddy Bear Effect,” BuzzFeed News compiled a list of ways to avoid becoming a “Teddie Bear.”
Here are five ways to ensure you’re not “Teddy Bear Trump”: 1.
Don’t get caught up in politics.
In a 2016 survey conducted by Gallup, Americans were asked to identify their political affiliation, which is commonly referred to as “political ideology.”
A total of 5,722 people responded.
A majority of people (59%) of the Republican and Republican-leaning political parties identified as conservative.
However, only 13% of Trump voters identified as liberal, while only 15% of Clinton voters identified with the Democratic Party.
Don “just say no” to politics.
“Just say no,” a popular online tactic, is an online way of saying that you will not participate in political discourse or support political candidates.
But this doesn’t mean you can’t become involved in political discussion.
A 2016 Gallup survey also found that many people (54%) were unsure of the “right” political party to support in an upcoming election.
“No” is a strong response to the notion that political parties don’t matter, but it does not mean that you should avoid politics altogether.
In fact, people who identify as “no” partisans are among the most likely to vote in the upcoming presidential election, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey.
Avoid political polarization.
While political polarization has become a major topic of discussion over the last few years, this phenomenon is nothing new.
In 2016, Americans became increasingly polarized over immigration, healthcare and other issues.
In many instances, conservatives were labeled as racist or xenophobic by the left and left-leaning media.
And in 2016, some of these issues were considered a major national security threat, according the Center for Immigration Studies.
However to the conservative political parties, this is a “political fringe” issue, and this “political polarization” has not been detrimental to the parties.
For example, in 2016 alone, Democrats lost control of both the House and the Senate.
The left’s media outlets were also on the losing end of the election.
In response to this media polarization, conservative political candidates, such as Trump, have increasingly become vocal against the left’s attempts to paint their views as extreme.
Avoid politicizing your health care.
In 2015, the American Academy of Family Physicians published an influential report titled “The Trumps Health Care: How Republicans Could Lead the Nation in Health Care Reform.”
In the report, the AAFP stated that Republicans should not be the only ones to negotiate healthcare costs, as they would “have a great chance to make healthcare more affordable and accessible to all Americans.”
But this was not the only time conservatives were criticized for making the same statements.
In 2014, The Atlantic wrote a series of articles highlighting the health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans.
The Atlantic also stated that the bill would not achieve its stated goal of “improving the health outcomes for Americans, including reducing health care costs.”
In response, conservative media outlets such as Fox News and the Weekly Standard used the “Republican Health Care” meme to promote the bill.
Avoid politics altogether and just focus on your family.
In an April 2016 interview with the American Enterprise Institute, conservative author and radio host Mark Levin argued that he should avoid the political conversation.
“We’re going to have to be very careful, Mark, I’m not in the political business,” he said.
“I’m not going to get involved in the partisan politics of this, this whole Trump thing.
I’m going to be focused on my family. And