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The lady doth protest too much, methinks

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Tucson, AZ
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    The phrase shown above is taken from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.

    It has been used as a figure of speech, in various phrasings, to describe someone's overly frequent and vehement attempts to convince others of some matter of which the opposite is true, thereby making themselves appear defensive and insincere.

    The master of this technique, naturally, is Donald Trump, and he used it again yesterday at the press conference at Trump Tower. By now, it’s obvious that Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking the Democratic websites, in order to ensure that Donald Trump got elected. Trump, incidentally, also had some help from James Comey of the FBI and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (which is why Elaine Chao was offered a cabinet position). As a result, his “election” is totally fraudulent, and should be voided, so that the REAL winner (Hillary Clinton) can be sworn in on January 20.

    At yesterday’s press conference, Trump refused to take a question from Jim Acosta of CNN because he said it was a fake news site, but he DID take questions from Breitbart, which IS a fake news site.

    http://www.celebuzz.com/2017-01-11/donald-trump-press-conference-recap/

    Trump has already been briefed about Russia’s involvement by our intelligence agencies, but refused to acknowledge their opinions, a fact that Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic summed up perfectly on Monday with his “Central Intelligence Absence” cartoon on Monday of this week.

    Benson cartoons, January to March 2017

    Cartoon for Jan. 9, 2017.

    Trump empty

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Thanks AZ -- The cartoon is appropriate. Americas will slowly find out they elected a buffoon...many of us know that already. A certain demographic will struggle with its cognitive dissonance on that point and won't be able to make accept his infallibility until they find out they no longer have health insurance they can afford. What then...blame Obama?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote: Thanks AZ -- The cartoon is appropriate. Americas will slowly find out they elected a buffoon...many of us know that already. A certain demographic will struggle with its cognitive dissonance on that point and won't be able to make accept his infallibility until they find out they no longer have health insurance they can afford. What then...blame Obama?
    The GOP will always find an excuse or blame others or it is "god's" will.
  • Center Left
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    I am sorry if I am off topic. Just a post about

    Trump having low favorability ratings as

    He heads into inauguration on Friday. He

    Is lower that George Bush who got in because

    Of a Republican supreme court.

    addictinginfo.org/2017/01/16/trumps-fav...

  • Democrat
    Julian, CA
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    To all those who really love this country and the ideals it once stood for this is a sad time indeed and when corrupt, ignorant people gain power everyone suffers. One can only hope that the tragic results of this election will encourage more Americans to take an interest in their government and vote and there is no question that America's low voter turnouts caused the election of this con artist who will no doubt disappoint everyone.