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Trump Supporter Disorder
« on: April 23, 2020, 06:18:01 PM »
His base doesn't care that he lies, that he's corrupt, that he's racist, that his entire network of friends and accomplices are criminals, that there's credible potential that he's a traitor who's compromised by a hostile foreign power, that he's objectively stupid and can't string together a coherent thought -- nothing matters to them. Nothing whatsoever. Now with his epic mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis the conservative propaganda machine is working overtime to lay the blame for Trump's serial bungling at someone else's door and, of course, it's the Dems and Obama. Protecting Trump from his own stupidity and incompetence is a full-time job.

This is a sickness of some kind and I'm going to take the lead and give it a name -- Trump Supporter Disorder -- a neurological condition characterized by willful ignorance, selective amnesia, misplaced hero worship and an overall political dumbassery that affects conservatives and for which there is no known cure.

There is literally nothing their hero can do that will convince those who suffer from TSD that Trump is anything but a brilliant man and a great leader based on nothing at all to support this idea and ignoring a mountain of evidence against it.

In that regard TSD is a lot like a religion with Trump as their Jesus -- a really stupid, corrupt, deceitful, misogynist, racist, vulgar, Jesus.

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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 07:50:21 PM »
And his supporters call it Trump Derangement Syndrome when some "socialist" comments about something he did that is illegal, immoral or fattening. OK, I made up the fattening part.  ;D I do know some people who are disappointed by what they got when they voted for him. I was out walking my dog, and chatted a bit with one of the neighbors. He absolutely detests Governor Newsom (I'm in California) and he started in ranting about not being allowed to ride his motorcycle. There is no such restriction; he just needs something to complain about, I guess. I'm hoping that enough people are disgusted with the chump that they vote the other way next time.

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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 08:50:28 PM »
I too call the irrational and seemingly instinctual opposition to anything and everything the president does “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

I think there is a problem, and it could have been mitigated if pundits of clickbait like Rachel Maddow didn’t slowly go bonkers right in front of the nation’s eyes. Most of the higher profile talking heads for Trump-side seem stable (as in, as they have ‘always’ been) by comparison, but the Democrats latch onto any scrap of news which might and could and maybe may cast the president in a bad light.

I’m not a Trump supporter, although I have warmed up to him over the years, but I too see an endless stream of outrage coming from just one side of the political chasm, to a point where words which once carried a considerable punch, like for instance “racist” or “liar” are now little more than fluff.

Also, Russia conspiracy? Really? Proof, or it didn’t happen.
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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 10:19:51 PM »
Perhaps I read it in one of your posts? I get around, so maybe not. In other news, a Republican led thorough investigation has concluded that Putin did indeed cause interference in the last presidential election. Republicans are his homeys, but still agree with the intelligence community's assessment, and they further booed (my words) Barr for his blatant lying in the report he released.

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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 10:40:58 PM »
It doesn’t really matter who does a “political” investigation - in the end, the conclusions are long-since drawn along ideological/special interest lines.

What did the president demonstrably do, which amounts to unlawful contact with foreign representatives?
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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 11:12:12 PM »
I don't have access to the report. Broad brush from what I've seen over those years is many of his people meeting with Russians who were claiming they could help him win. Precise details, I don't have.

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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 11:30:45 PM »
I too call the irrational and seemingly instinctual opposition to anything and everything the president does “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

That's fine. Mine addresses the irrational and deluded approval of anything and everything the president does.

Plus mine rhymes.
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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 10:53:25 AM »
Oh, I don't necessarily disagree - my reply was to the sum total of the thread before it, so, it's a bit of a patchwork.

There are certainly crazies in the Trump camp, and plenty of them, who think that his farts don't smell, but there are also people who distrust anything they hear about the president exactly because of the reason I described. When you ask those people how they are not outraged when the president is alleged to have said X or done Y, or why they now/still support him, those are the very talking heads they are likely to attribute it to, and justly so.

I used to bloody watch some of their shows, not being firmly in their camp, but still aligning with their general views. Now, though... How the hell can I trust anything that comes out of Rachel Maddow's mouth, or Bill Maher's, or CNN's, on the subject of Donald J. Trump the man OR the office of the President of the United States? Of course, being a anally-retentive sort of fellow, I realize that opinion-givers and news journalists are two different professions, so I wouldn't take the former at their word easily anyways, but that's me - then there's the rest of the United States and the World.

I think there is an interesting question being implied here; how many Trump-crazies are that into the president as a reaction to the opposition? Then, how many of the Trump-deranged are that against the president as a reaction to his supporters? I don't think the numbers are huge, necessarily, but I do think that they are probably among the loudest on both sides.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 02:17:55 PM »
Here is an example.  Trump even exceeded his past idiotic statements yesterday when he suggested that perhaps disinfectants such as Lysol could be introduced into the body.  The makers of Lysol felt it necessary to come out with a statement telling people not to drink or otherwise introduce Lysol into the body.  Why?  Because they know that some people take the Idiot in Chief seriously and would try what he suggested.

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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 02:59:23 PM »
Oh! Them...

Honestly, I find it difficult to mourn their long-time-coming passing.

As a philosopher (Actually, I believe it was Tim Pool, but then I also believe he's bald, so... Close enough) once said, Trump supporters take him seriously, but not literally. The Trump-deranged take him literally, but not seriously.

I somewhat doubt that a Trump-deranged person would do anything the president said, other than in protest, and if that's how they protest, then I refer you to the second line of text in this reply. Still, apparently, there is a third group; those who take the president seriously AND literally (And by inference, a fourth, which does neither)
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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 03:57:36 PM »
The concern I have is when the chump actually says something idiotic/crazy while I'm watching, and the crowd goes wild, I wonder what sort of filter they have. A couple of gals at my (suspended for the duration) carving class at the senior center actually delight in the fact that the chump says idiotic/crazy things, because, in their words, "It drives the liberals nuts!" The chump was recently (ca 3 weeks ago) interviewed (Face the Nation? I forget) where he said that if he was reelected that he would go after entitlements. Entitlements are Social Security and Medicare, for example, since we are entitled to them due to dutifully paying in our money over our working careers. These two were clucking away about the chump until I brought that up. It got pretty quiet (I'd venture to say that 90% of them voted for him, based on the conversations I hear), and then a couple of people popped off that that was their money. I merely pointed out that a vote for the chump this November means they know what to expect, and that those words about removing entitlements came right from the own boy's mouth.

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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 05:28:40 PM »
Well, if one’s priorities lie in triggering the Left, then that’s where one’s priorities lie. Personally, I do delight in it, but wouldn’t vote based on it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2020, 02:01:57 PM »
And the madness continues as over the last two days Trump has suggested that maybe injecting disinfectant -- that would be Clorox, Lysol, stuff like that -- and somehow getting light inside the body might do some good and wants his medical advisors to test these options

Lunacy like this is commonplace for Trump. The man is beyond just feeble-minded, he's a blithering imbecile with a room temperature IQ and this baboon is the goddamn president. He's not even qualified to be the night manage at a 7-11 and he's the leader of the entire U.S.?? 

Between the endless lies, the rampant corruption, the stunning immaturity, the mind bending stupidity and near daily scandals and fuck-ups the only reason he's still got a job is thanks entirely to a woefully corrupt Senate.

I wonder how many Trumpanzees will try injecting themselves with bleach now that their marmalade messiah has suggested it? If there was as much proof for God's existence as there is for Trump's lack of fitness for the office he holds, I'd start praying to Jesus for salvation right now.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2020, 06:14:27 PM »
What were his exact words, though? Because you used the word "maybe" there, which is... Kind-of important.
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Re: Trump Supporter Disorder
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 07:37:57 PM »
What were his exact words, though? Because you used the word "maybe" there, which is... Kind-of important.

No, it isn't remotely important because the lunacy isn't in any individual word, it's in the suggestion itself. Suggesting that we might want to try having disinfectants injected into out bodies as a medical solution along with getting sunlight inside us -- whatever the hell that means -- is the madness. Why would you get hung up on the semantics?

Trump, ostensibly a grown man with a college education, thinks we should be injected with scrubbing bubbles and sunbathe as a means of treating a global pandemic. This is the sort of thing you get when an addled mind goes off-script and starts spitballing the brainfarts that are crashing through his head at any given moment.

After the outrage hit, he went right to his default position of claiming he didn't mean it and that he was just being "sarcastic" which, as it always is, was his typical bullshit attempt to walk back yet another incredibly stupid thing he said.

Don't become a Trump apologist and try to find excuses for his incompetence and stupidity, just acknowledge he's unfit and he needs to go.

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