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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2016, 11:17:28 AM »
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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2016, 01:04:59 PM »
If the KKK endorsed me as a candidate I would drop out of the race , find a quiet mountaintop hideaway , and stay there a few years. Take some time to do a serious inner survey and find out where I went wrong.
Which just goes to show you're not Donald Trump!
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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2016, 01:14:53 PM »
He has such lovely hand though.
Much nicer than Hillary's hands.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2016, 10:57:15 PM »
He has such lovely hand though.
Much nicer than Hillary's hands.

I never did notice his hands, I was always mesmerized by his tuff of hair.
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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2016, 01:41:56 AM »
He has such lovely hand though.
Much nicer than Hillary's hands.

Such tiny, tiny fingers.
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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2016, 12:09:50 PM »
Best description of Trump I have seen yet : Gold-plated Dumpster Fire.
I doubt it!

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2016, 09:20:55 PM »
What astonishes me is his ability to continue blathering even after being called out on it (like this fondness for the bible, despite knowing little to nothing about it).  It's so massive and impervious I almost have to admire it.  Almost.

He's becoming a true politician, he flip-flopped recently. Two weeks ago he said he was for the individual mandate and now he says he's not.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2016, 09:25:40 PM »
To his credit, the Duke of Bullshit has the capacity for taking pretty wives. I envy him because the bullshit line never worked for me when it came to women.

Plus, you're probably not a billionaire.

;)

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2016, 09:29:45 PM »
Lunatics will seize on any opportunity or notion to promote their own agenda. It is not inconceivable that Hillary's suggestion gave them the idea.  That is not to indict Hillary for mentioning a possibility. In fact anything that we might say may be used as a reason for crazies to react.  As much as I dislike the Donald, I defend his right to say whatever he damned well pleases even if it is stupid.

It's funny how we'll defend him/them but they'd never defend us. Freedom of Speech in their minds only applies to them.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2016, 09:39:19 PM »
However, Mr Trump is definatley an embarrassment, who I quite despise...

Lets just hope it isn't a watershed moment for your politics. I can't imagine how much worse the Republican party can get.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2016, 11:26:49 AM »
Harking back to the OP of this thread, and pointing to a possible way that the Republican party could get worse: "The rise of American authoritarianism" | Vox

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For years now, before anyone thought a person like Donald Trump could possibly lead a presidential primary, a small but respected niche of academic research has been laboring over a question, part political science and part psychology, that had captivated political scientists since the rise of the Nazis.

How do people come to adopt, in such large numbers and so rapidly, extreme political views that seem to coincide with fear of minorities and with the desire for a strongman leader?

To answer that question, these theorists study what they call authoritarianism: not the dictators themselves, but rather the psychological profile of people who, under the right conditions, will desire certain kinds of extreme policies and will seek strongman leaders to implement them.

(The political phenomenon we identify as right-wing populism seems to line up, with almost astonishing precision, with the research on how authoritarianism is both caused and expressed)

After an early period of junk science in the mid-20th century, a more serious group of scholars has addressed this question, specifically studying how it plays out in American politics: researchers like Hetherington and Weiler, Stanley Feldman, Karen Stenner, and Elizabeth Suhay, to name just a few.

The field, after a breakthrough in the early 1990s, has come to develop the contours of a grand theory of authoritarianism, culminating quite recently, in 2005, with Stenner's seminal The Authoritarian Dynamic — just in time for that theory to seemingly come true, more rapidly and in greater force than any of them had imagined, in the personage of one Donald Trump and his norm-shattering rise.

According to Stenner's theory, there is a certain subset of people who hold latent authoritarian tendencies. These tendencies can be triggered or "activated" by the perception of physical threats or by destabilizing social change, leading those individuals to desire policies and leaders that we might more colloquially call authoritarian.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2016, 02:32:12 AM »


I'm truly sorry, but I can't keep explaining this simple thing to you over and over again hoping that you'll finally understand something so simple and obvious.
I'm not the "Dumb-Ass Whisperer".

I really, really hate anti-semantics.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2016, 01:39:23 PM »
Why doesn't Ronald McDonald run for president?
He has much better hair.
He must be much richer.
He finishes his sentences.
He has a bunch of friends.
He's a much better Donald.

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Re: Duke of Bullshit: "The" Donald
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2016, 03:13:55 PM »
Why doesn't Ronald McDonald run for president?
He has much better hair.
He must be much richer.
He finishes his sentences.
He has a bunch of friends.
He's a much better Donald.

The Donald thought you might say something like that, and has flip-flopped accordingly to increase his appeal