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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Shugart View Post
    Since you see no need to defend Kamala Harris' support of the New Green deal then I can only conclude that you support that ridiculous deal!

    That tells me all that I need to know about you.
    People like this Rusha person are clueless to the evil that her candidates truly represent. The Dems are on a quest for one party rule and a socialist nation. That is partly why they want illegals pouring in here, and why they want DC and P. Rico statehood.
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    Kamala Harris is a horrible politician.

    Kamala Harris: Gun control requires ‘a locked room’ with ‘autopsy photographs of those babies’

    Sen. Kamala D. Harris, the California Democrat and presidential aspirant, lamented on Monday the lack of congressional action on gun control, saying a solution would have been possible after the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., if only lawmakers had been placed in “a locked room, no press, no one, nobody else” and required to examine “the autopsy photographs of those babies.”

    Hey, Kamala I have an idea. How about we force pro-choice politicians into a locked room and force them to examine the dismembered corpses of aborted babies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Shugart View Post
    Since you see no need to defend Kamala Harris' support of the New Green deal then I can only conclude that you
    ... support anyone who is running against the current occupant of the WH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    Kamala Harris is a horrible politician.
    She is a horrible human being in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Berean View Post
    .... if only lawmakers had been placed in ďa locked room....

    /stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    ... support anyone who is running against the current occupant of the WH.
    So you don't care if a full-fledged socialist is President!

    What about a Communist? Would you support one of those too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Shugart View Post
    So you don't care if a full-fledged socialist is President!

    What about a Communist? Would you support one of those too?

    a mass murderer, a rapist, a child molester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Shugart View Post
    So you don't care if a full-fledged socialist is President!
    What part of my reply did you not understand? Every candidate who has announced their candidacy is 150 % percent more fit for the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    What part of my reply did you not understand? Every candidate who has announced their candidacy is 150 % percent more fit for the job.
    Fellow Forum Members,

    One must wonder what makes a person like this Rusha literally want to believe lies and falsehoods. This quoted statement no doubt assumes that all the lies told about Trump are true and therefore she thinks he is a terrible person, which he is not. That is why she thinks these evil people who she is willing to vote for - infanticide promoters all - are actuality better than Trump. How is it that intelligent people can believe outright lies?

    I did a Google search and found this, very interesting (I think I will make a separate thread out of it:

    According to research, whether we realize it or not, most of people harbor false beliefs.

    Moving away from the political arena for a moment, consider whether the following statements are true or false:

    We only use ten percent of our brains.
    We lose most of our body heat through our heads.
    If you swallow chewing gum, it will stay in your system for seven years.
    Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis.

    If you answered “true” to any of these, you’re guilty of believing falsehoods. Don’t feel too bad, however. According to the British Medical Journal, even doctors endorse many of these so-called ‘facts,’ and they show up frequently in both popular press as well as medical publications. Of course, it never hurt anyone to believe that humans only use ten percent of our brain capacity. When it comes to the hot-button political issues of the day, however, falsehoods can be harmful. Ultimately, our beliefs influence the way we vote, whom we elect, and what policies are enacted.

    So, why do people so easily believe false things?

    There are probably as many answers to this question as there are people who have ever believed falsehoods. Nonetheless, psychologists have shown that a relatively small set of cognitive biases or mental shortcuts can explain a lot about how false notions take root. One of the most agreed-upon ideas in the field of psychology is that people routinely use mental shortcuts to understand what happens around them. All kinds of things occur in the world around us, and we don't always have the time or energy to sit down and carefully examine all of them. So, we tend to use quick and largely unconscious rules-of-thumb to determine what we should believe—and these shortcuts sometimes steer us in the wrong direction. Here are some of the culprits:

    The Availability Heuristic

    Which job is more dangerous—working as a police officer or a fisherman? If you guessed police officer, you’re wrong. According to figures from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, fishing workers are ten times more likely than police to be killed on the job. This doesn't make police work any less important, of course, though it does mean that many of us have underestimated how dangerous other jobs are in comparison. The reason most of us believe that police officers are more likely to die at work is because of the availability heuristic, a mental shortcut that can lead us to overestimate the frequency of an event when that event is more “available” or vivid in our memory. When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, it’s rightly widely reported in the news and sticks with us in memory, so we tend to believe it must be more common than deaths in other professions. The availability heuristic is also the reason why doctors sometimes believe that diseases are more widespread than they really are—their jobs naturally fill their memories with vivid examples. In fact, when any of us read or watch a news story about an instance of terrorism, voter fraud, or other crime, we’re likely to overestimate how common such events are. Unless we’re careful, the vivid nature of the news story in our memory can unconsciously bias our estimate of how often these events actually happen. So, how common are things like voter fraud and crime? We can’t necessarily trust our hunches. It’s best to consult the statistics.

    Emotional Reasoning

    Whether we like it or not, all of us can be powerfully swayed by emotions. We'd like to think that our feelings are driven by logic and reason, particularly when it comes to our political beliefs. Unfortunately, this relationship is often reversed. Sometimes we end up using our reasoning ability to justify or defend a conclusion that we’ve already drawn based on our emotions. This phenomenon, called emotional reasoning, can lead us astray without our ever knowing. Psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck first noticed this in depressed patients. He observed that many patients drew obviously untrue conclusions about themselves based on how they felt, rather than the actual facts. "If I feel depressed,” one of his patients might say, "then there must be something objectively wrong with my job, my marriage, my children, or other parts of my life." But feelings are just feelings, even when they're powerful, and they can sometimes lie to us. Even in those of us who aren’t depressed, this tendency can affect our beliefs about virtually any emotionally charged topic, whether we’re talking about sexuality, religion, money, crime, or war. When we feel scared, angry, anxious, or even just uneasy about a topic, we can easily jump to the conclusion that the topic is somehow objectively bad or dangerous. Next time a topic makes you feel uncomfortable, that’s probably reason to keep an open mind, not to draw a conclusion.

    Confirmation Bias

    Once we have a belief, we tend to cling to it, even when it’s untrue. The confirmation bias is the tendency to seek out information that supports what we already believe. We do this in two important ways. First, we tend to surround ourselves with messages that confirm our pre-existing opinions. This is why, in the United States, conservatives tend to get their news from sources like Fox, whereas liberals tune into MSNBC. Second, we tend to ignore or discount messages that disprove our beliefs. If we’re sure that climate change is a hoax and someone shows us a research study disputing this belief, we might dismiss the study’s findings by saying that the researcher is obviously biased or corrupt. This protects us from having to change our beliefs. When our ideas are true, this probably isn’t such a bad thing. Unfortunately, it also can keep us firmly believing things are false.

    While it’s clear that some people lie out of expedience or spite, most of us value the truth. We genuinely desire to accurately understand the facts and help others to do the same. As flawed human beings, however, none of us is a perfect barometer of the truth. Despite our best intentions, it’s easy to unconsciously buy into beliefs that feel right, even though they’re not. But it’s precisely when we’re sure that we’ve cornered the truth that we should take a step back, breath deeply, and open our minds as far as we can. If we were all able to take this basic truth about human nature to heart, perhaps this would allow us to more effectively come together during times of political strife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    What part of my reply did you not understand? Every candidate who has announced their candidacy is 150 % percent more fit for the job.
    I understand that you know nothing about economics and you wouldn't care if the USA is destroyed by socialism because you are infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...ntal-condition

    You need to seek professional help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Shugart View Post
    I understand that you know nothing about economics and you wouldn't care if the USA is destroyed by socialism because you are infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...ntal-condition

    You need to seek professional help.
    Insults, minus an actual *argument*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    Insults, minus an actual *argument*.
    One could construe your refusal to give a real answer as an insult to our intelligence. Simply saying, "Orange man bad, socialists good", or words to that effect, has no merit at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpTrainCA View Post
    One could construe your refusal to give a real answer as an insult to our intelligence. Simply saying, "Orange man bad, socialists good", or words to that effect, has no merit at all.
    The Republican's motto is "better dead than red."

    The Democrat's motto is "better red than orange."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    /stop
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpTrainCA View Post
    Like most Democrats, you prefer a proven liar, socialist and promoter of infanticide to the greatest jobs and economy President every, Donald J. Trump. Well, you keep hoping for your hate, and us good folks will keep winning.
    Wednesday, April 24

    Race/Topic - Poll - Results - Spread
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    President Trump Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 45, Disapprove 52 Disapprove +7

    President Trump Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 40, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +13

    General Election: Trump vs. Biden Politico/Morning Consult Biden 42, Trump 34 Biden +8

    Congressional Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 17, Disapprove 59 Disapprove +42

    Direction of Country Economist/YouGov Right Direction 39, Wrong Track 52 Wrong Track +13

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/
    ********************************************
    Based on the economic data, this President and the Republicans should be riding high in the polls, but when subjected to criticism from Biden "The Donald" becomes unhinged and undermines his own "success story" by doubling-down on his past comments concerning Charlotteville!

    How else can one reconcile stellar economic results despite shutting down the federal government for 35 days, with only 39% of the electorate convinced that this President is leading the country in the right direction?

    Although Trump has been quite adept at manipulating the news cycle by inventing controversies to distract the public's attention, the Democratic leadership have also discovered his fatal character flaw - when subjected to criticism, this President can't control his outbursts by retaliating with unscripted responses that overshadow his successes!
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