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An angry republican -Trump cannot win

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    I voted for Donald Trump in 2016. And unlike some seem to have begun doing of late, I offer no apology for doing so. I am a rarity in today's United States. A realist. I see the world as it really is, not as our friendly neighborhood propaganda outlets- CNN, MSNBC, and yes... even Fox News.... tell me to. I am a proud lifelong conservative republican, but that isn't why I voted for Trump. ... https://www.thewhitehouseinsider.com/2020/06/an-angry-rebublican-explains-why-trump.html
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    Life lesson #1, stop being and getting angry when things piss you off, you'll live longer.

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    charlie -- I would recommend you read the book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. It's a collection of 37 essays by psychologists and other mental health professionals. The consensus is the Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States. The authors explain Trump's mental state, his narcissism, paranoia and his insecurity. He lies and fabricates fictional stories to make his case. He needs adulation to serve his extreme case of malignant narcissism. The authors also explain why so many of his supporters cling to him like a messiah. It's worth your time I promise. You might have a different outlook after reading it.
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    charlie2020 Wrote: I voted for Donald Trump in 2016. And unlike some seem to have begun doing of late, I offer no apology for doing so. I am a rarity in today's United States. A realist. I see the world as it really is, not as our friendly neighborhood propaganda outlets- CNN, MSNBC, and yes... even Fox News.... tell me to. I am a proud lifelong conservative republican, but that isn't why I voted for Trump. ... https://www.thewhitehouseinsider.com/2020/06/an-angry-rebublican-explains-why-trump.html

    Sorry, I guess you never read the "history" of Trump and his family ; he's the most corrupt S.O.B. there is and is an KKK indoctrinated person as his Dad was an honorary member of it. He only lived on millions of dollars "hand out's" from his Dad and went bankrupt 5 times. Furthermore he lacks any schooling other than as done by the N.Y. mafia. At least the new book coming out by his niece will tell the "family" tale. She describes him as the most dangerous man in America.

    He only got the job via an corrupt/bribed "electoral college", so he could enrich himself from the "kickbacks" and our tax money. Like millions from the "wall" contract and the "navy ship building" contracts as well from Airforce contracts and "war" supplies to Saudia Arabia. Etc. He does not care about you or the people here; he only cares about himself and sees his job only as to enrich himself and being above the law as any dictator. He had Epstein and Kashoki killed because they were dangerous for his wheeling and dealing and his past. Even his "impeachment" was bribed by him via certain Senators who got "presents" from him. Again sorry, you should have known better than to vote for this corrupt asshole, who only thinks he's "god". The stupid evangelicals even think with their "worm" brains that "Jesus" did sent him; I guess they never studied anything in their life and keep drinking Clorox. Wake up Charly, you actually are being taken to Guyana and want to drink the poison also. Amen

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    Charlie:

    Being a former Toastmaster, I always appreciate being exposed to ideas that I don't necessarily agree with. In the debates that I participated in, I learned that you could actually win either side if you prepared properly .

    Having said that, I have long believed that nobody's opinion is ever wrong. It's simply their opinion. However, if it is based on false information (FOX network being one example) it is not an INFORMED opinion.

    That's also true of White House Insider.

    An independent source called MediaBias/Fact Check analyzed the site, and found that it was not a reliable source of information:

    "CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence."

    As further proof of that fact, my McAfee anti-virus program said, "whoa, are you sure you want to go there?" when I tried to open your link.

    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/?s=white+house+insider

    The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to news sources that peer organizations feel have done an exceptional job of reporting. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe have won the most, which is why I have paid subscriptions to all three.

    Television shows received Emmys, and the "main stream media" companies have received the most. Despite the fact that it has existed since 1996, FOX has only won one Emmy.

    If you are looking for RELIABLE sources, the best ones are BBC, NPR and the Economist. The least biased newspaper is the Des Moines Register.

    Use the MediaBias/Fact Check to read more about them.

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    Spreading nonsense, of course, can be highly profitable.

    Rush Limbaugh's salary in 2018 was $84.5 million, but he gets low marks from MediaBias/FactCheck:

    A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

    • Overall, we rate RushLimbaugh.com Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as numerous failed fact checks.

    ttps://mediabiasfactcheck.com/rushlimbaugh-com/

    FOX "news" gets a mixed rating:

    Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually and borderline Questionable based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however, straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.

    Straight news reporting would include Mike Wallace or Neil Cavuto, as well as Shep Smith (who no longer works there)

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    I would also counter that I am one angry democrat who is absolutely fed up with trump's bullshit. If Jimmy Carter, supposedly one of America's worst presidents were running in 2020, I would even vote for him. If John McCain were still living, I might even vote for him over another term of trump, that's how fucking bad things are in America today. Republicans, specifically the ones in congress are all trump ass crawlers, they home up to him like they're his long lost children. The only reason they won't say anything bad about trump is because they're afraid of their own shadows, they're gutless wonders of the universe right now. This shit is going to end when democrats take over in 2020.
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    What Trump has tapped into is that he does not to be right, nor factually correct, nor moral correct, nor even have an ideology, he just needs to convince his base that he is all those things and much much more. Some worship the ground he walks on, and would walk off a cliff for him as he waves goodbye thinking to himself: "What bunch of dumb shits"

    There has always been a certain percentage of the population that feel comfortable being controlled by authorization leaders for the same reason evangelicals look to their church elders for direction on how to live their day to day lives; generally a few old white guys that believe, or want others to believe, they have wisdom far far greater than ordinary people.

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    wwjd -- I agree. Well said. When you browse the reasoning of various Trump supporters, they do have an authoritarian leaning. When Trump tweets the words, "LAW AND ORDER" in caps, he is addressing the more militant part of his base. I expect many of them as small children were indoctrinated into adulthood under the "obedience" mantra of James Dobson.
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    Law & order is a front, it only applies to others and not himself.
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    " I’m ashamed to say that I’ve voted for him,” said Goines, who described herself as a staunch Republican. "

    yahoo.com/news/meet-supporters-trump-lo...

    "disenchantment started almost as soon as Donald Trump took office. For others, his handling of the coronavirus and social unrest turned them away. For all of them, it is highly unlikely they will vote for him again.

    These voters, who backed Trump in 2016 but say there is “not really any chance” they will this year, represent just 2% of registered voters in the six states most likely to decide the presidency,"

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    People believe what they want to believe. There are several cognitive biases that apply, but the old standard, cognitive dissonance, probably applies to the vast majority of Trump supporters. When Trump calls something fake news or a hoax, they repeat it. When their is bad news on Trump they dismiss it. Their minds cannot comprehend that Trump might be lying.

    The human mind is capable of doing destructive things. It's happened before.

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    Schmidt, it is not any other than "indoctrination"; the FOX cult proves this and is an "tool" just as the churches use this. It worked through the ages. But due to the evolution in science and technology as well the better knowledge that the earth is not "flat", then you get an rift between the "un-educated and the "educated" because the un-educated are still living in "beliefs" which makes the "earth" FLAT as "hell". Especially on this "island" of which the majority of people never left or lived in foreign lands, they like to stick to their unproven "la la land beliefs" as pushed by certain media as well the churches and an super corrupt government at present. So that is how you get "chaos".
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    People believe what they want to believe. There are several cognitive biases that apply, but the old standard, cognitive dissonance, probably applies to the vast majority of Trump supporters. When Trump calls something fake news or a hoax, they repeat it. When their is bad news on Trump they dismiss it. Their minds cannot comprehend that Trump might be lying.

    The human mind is capable of doing destructive things. It's happened before.

    I view Trump and everyone he appointed as pathological/habitual liars. Plus, the white house always needs to always clarify what trump has tweeted or said. Why would any clear thinking objective citizen believe anything that come from either?

    Of course you cited hoax as his answer. Why didn't I think of that??!! If trump said it, it must be the truth, heaven knows he never, ever lies.