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Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:20 PM

The sick, insane, "normalization" of Donald Trump by FOX News and right-wing radio...

There is no logical explanation for why they do it?

They see the same insane narcissism and arrogance and lies that everybody else sees. They see the danger posed to our institutions and our democracy. Yet, they continue to "normalize" his words and actions to fit some undefined partisan religion. It is very close to a cult. There is no logical explanation.

They say that if it is the opposite of mainstream thought or mainstream media, then it must be right, regardless of how far it steers from reality. They say that if it pisses off the liberals, then that is all they need to know. Unfortunately, those are not rational thoughts. They are a delusion.

It is a mentally-deranged mindset. But they are a detriment and danger to us all. They cannot tell the truth because they are not in touch with reality. Basic facts do not match up with their belief system. They live in an unreal world, nourished by the compliments of like-minded cultists.

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Reply The sick, insane, "normalization" of Donald Trump by FOX News and right-wing radio... (Original post)
kentuck Jun 2018 OP
TomCADem Jun 2018 #1
empedocles Jun 2018 #6
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #2
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2018 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2018 #3
kentuck Jun 2018 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2018 #8
Thomas Hurt Jun 2018 #5
njhoneybadger Jun 2018 #7
Chickensoup Jun 2018 #9
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #10
mountain grammy Jun 2018 #11
RKP5637 Jun 2018 #12

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:23 PM

1. Many Germans Thought Hitler Was Normal. He Had Admirers in the US As Well

Aviation hero Charles Lindburgh was an admirer of Hitler and hated FDR.



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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:34 PM

6. Good 'toons. Back in the day cities often had at least 2 newspapers

At least one republican, one democratic [many more republican owned papers at that time].
FDR, who historians rate as having done great work, day to day had his haters, kkk sympathizers, germans for hitler, etc.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:26 PM

2. They normalize TRUMP because doing so serves them.

In other words, it's about the $$$. Never forget, Fox is a corporation, just like Phillip Morris, Smith and Wesson, big pharma... list goes on.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:58 PM

13. Ding, Ding

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:26 PM

3. It's completely logical. They have an audience - one they helped create -

and they will do what it takes to keep satisfying that audience. They keep them coming back by confirming what they already believe and stoking their victimhood, which provides an addicting adrenaline rush of anger. A loyal audience means lots of ad revenue, and that's what it's all about. I don't know whether tools like Sean Hannity actually believe their own bullshit, but in the end it doesn't matter because they are giving an audience of mean, dumb people exactly what they want.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:30 PM

4. I would think that it is not logical to soil your nest....

...in search of profits. It is not logical to tear down your home and your country in the pursuit of money. There is no rationality to it.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:43 PM

8. If all you care about is money, none of the rest of it matters.

And if you have plenty of money it's pretty easy to kid yourself that everything is fine.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:31 PM

5. what Trump is...is their version of a real man and real leader. That is how sick conservatism can be

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:42 PM

7. The thought of losing the house is their motivation.

Your right,basic facts do not match up with their belief system.
I think if we can win the house they will jettison the "Orange One".

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:49 PM

9. My point of view from way above the forest.

The man is a traitor.
What he is doing is against the interest
of America.The GOP is a partner
in crime. Aiding our adversaries while
shunning our friends and Allies is
not just another point of view.
The man should be held to account.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:51 PM

10. Hmm

Democrats OWN the right presidential decision based on being educated and thoughtful and by thinking ahead, and voting for the appropriate candidate, based on that. We were ROBBED of our Presidential Sovereign we voted for. There is no disguising that truth as of 6-10-18.
Now.
Imagine if you're stupid. Or deplorable for whatever reason. You haven't taken time away from selfish things to become educated, or thoughtful, or appropriate in living life in a SOCIETY. Like we have as a system here in the USA. That WHOLE 'body of trying to be a better human being'...is missing. Bc they weren't motivated to find out a god damn thing, except how to get by and get over in their lives and probably carry around a huge dose of resentment (and anger) for being lazy about it.
Of course they are hanging on apparently 'cult-like,'...bc it proves to them, they were right all along about their life choices. And everyone else was wrong...so fuck you. "I told you I didn't need no Civics class..." (or a moral compass.)
So as a dt voter, if you can say you voted for the guy that was an 'uniformed decision', then you look like a genius, and you haven't done a damn thing,( like the rest of us) to be intelligent contributors to the nation that got us to where we are at now. All of us..The United States of America. THE LEADER OF THE WORLD.
It's a game to them bc they (being stupid) can handle/digest envisioning two outcomes...win or lose. Like a football game, It's a game bc their uninformed reality doesn't tell them that political science can't be learned watching fox news. it's literally a science...taught in college. For a reason. (bc it's not easy and the stakes for being wrong is too great.)
Now all that above may sound like rambling if so. Sorry in advance. But, it would seem like we spend too much time trying to explain unexplainable behavior to our detriment. It's like trying to figure out why a drunk does what they do. You will have a new profoundly stupid and unrewarding journey everyday. The shine has warn off the "can you believe they did THIS?" angle to responding to the real problem. Addressing the fact that there's a provocateur in the WH. And The Authorities need to address it.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:52 PM

11. and the mainstream media too.

Every morning around 6 when we wake up, my husband puts on the news of the day.

Now, after 5 minutes I'm up and out of the bedroom as the local news rattles on breathlessly about all things "president trump" (which they repeat over and over) does, says, or farts.

I think I'm losing my mind.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:02 PM

12. I hear the same, Trump Trump Trump. I'm so fed up with the media up his butt. n/t

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