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The country is not divided, or is it?

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Vox, November 16, 2016: Trump understands what many miss: people don’t make decisions based on facts

    This article addresses many of the same points I have made in this website...that people vote based on their emotions rather than facts or intellect.

    "...Trump was actually just trading on something psychologists and political scientists have known for years: that people don’t necessarily make decisions based on facts. Instead, we are often guided by our emotions and deeply held biases. Humans are also very adept at ignoring facts so that we can continue to see the world in a way that conforms to our preconceived notions. And simply stating factual information that contradicts those deeply held beliefs is often not enough to combat the spread of misinformation."

    There is quite a lot in the article. I'll just this tid bit for now, but you should read it to get the full picture.

    Someone should point that out to the Austrian and Chicago schools of economics.

    Of course people are not rational. This has been underscored by elections since the founding. Christians were going to have to hide their bibles in their wells if the Virginia Voltaire, Jefferson, was elected. Many elections have had emotional rantings thrown about. That is one reason why I can't stand it when Democratic Party apparatchiks say that people want to hear about issues. They do not especially if they believe that the times are difficult for themselves.

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    Blaming lack of parental guidance on the kids is the defense being offered for the Democratic failure for this election.
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    I think Donald Trump played to certain people's fears and prejudices. He did that from day #1 when he announced he was running for President---talking about Mexican rapists and criminals. He knew what he was doing. He has made it acceptable to be a bigot.

    This man is bad news.

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    Finally I was able to copy the link I referred to yesterday. I think this mentality going unchallenged is very troubling.

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    The country is divided, but not in half. about 300 million wanted a President and 59 million wanted a Trump, well they didn't really want Trump either, they wanted a real candidate, but their party failed to have any values what so ever which allowed Trump to take it over.

    I have to say that even though they did not win, I was the proudest I have ever been to be a Democrat this year especially during the convention. To be honest, the best thing that could happen would be for Trump to kill Obama Care stone cold dead. One it should have been a single payer system, but more importantly most of the people using it voted for Trump. I love the irony of that. If he keeps his campaign promise (and all the other Republicans' promise) they will kill it and lose everything. Even if they replace it with their own it will suck so bad, they would be better off just killing it..think the state of dental insurance and you have an idea of Ryan's plan. Either way they lose, the midterms, then next Presidential election and then we can actually do what we should have done in the first place which a single payer system with full negotiating power.