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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:38 PM

I think I found the article that sent Trump off at the WaPo

Last edited Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:10 PM - Edit history (1)

It's a blog post, and it is blistering!



Four cryptic words Donald Trump canít stop saying

A day after 49 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Donald Trump seemed to imply that President Obama might have been connected, in some way, with the attack.

"Look, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart or he's got something else in mind," the presumptive Republican nominee told Fox & Friends Monday morning.

Earlier in the interview, when asked why he called for Obama's resignation, Trump said, "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It's one or the other."

Also during that interview, Trump repeated a four-word phrase that has come to define his conspiratorial campaign almost as much as his official slogan, "Make America Great Again."

"There's something going on," Trump said. "It's inconceivable. There's something going on."

That phrase, according to political scientists who study conspiracy theories, is characteristic of politicians who seek to exploit the psychology of suspicion and cynicism to win votes.

It just gets better read it all here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/13/the-four-cryptic-words-donald-trump-cant-stop-saying/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news

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Reply I think I found the article that sent Trump off at the WaPo (Original post)
herding cats Jun 2016 OP
underpants Jun 2016 #1
malaise Jun 2016 #6
Glimmer of Hope Jun 2016 #2
pinboy3niner Jun 2016 #3
herding cats Jun 2016 #5
rug Jun 2016 #4
IronLionZion Jun 2016 #7
PatSeg Jun 2016 #8
Jerry442 Jun 2016 #11
PatSeg Jun 2016 #17
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #9
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herding cats Jun 2016 #10
misterhighwasted Jun 2016 #12
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #14
ailsagirl Jun 2016 #13
PatSeg Jun 2016 #18
Stuart G Jun 2016 #15
herding cats Jun 2016 #19
houston16revival Jun 2016 #16

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:46 PM

1. Well THAT took 9 months for someone to say publicly

He's been doing that crap since his birther days

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:11 PM

6. Precisely

and most of them encouraged him

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:54 PM

2. Good for them for calling him out on this crap. He is dangerous.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:55 PM

3. Not an editorial--it's a WaPo Wonkblog piece by Max Ehrenfreund. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:09 PM

5. My error!

Thanks and I'll fix that.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:56 PM

4. November will be a rout.

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:33 PM

7. Yeah there is something going on

the Republican party nominated a buffoon who thinks he's smart by exploiting "the psychology of suspicion and cynicism to win votes". But most Americans are smarter than that and our increasingly distributed independent media sources (like blogs) can't be manipulated like the mainstream sources.

So Trump's message isn't going to get to enough people before they also hear the brutal take down and ridicule that will reverse any of his gains. The moderate and independent middle of America is not going to fall for suspicion and conspiracy theories. If they do, it won't last very long.

Hillary is running laps around this amateur.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:36 PM

8. How dare they repeat

what Trump actually said!!!

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:02 PM

11. Sneaky MSM lowlifes.

Next thing you know, they'll be writing scurrilous stories about things in his past that, y'know, actually happened.

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Response to Jerry442 (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:12 PM

17. I have no doubt

they will stoop that low! The media just doesn't treat the poor guy "fairly". No wonder he sues so many people.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:54 PM

9. Geez...not one day goes by without drumpf getting into hot water over something he said/did

Really amazing

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:01 PM

10. .



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Response to herding cats (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:08 PM

12. Haaahaa..no shite, he can't make it thru one day!

" Donald quietly counts down the 24 hr clock, as he wrings his tiny hands"

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:37 PM

14. TEENY, tiny hands

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Response to herding cats (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:37 PM

13. HAH!!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:14 PM

18. He's such an

overachiever!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:44 PM

15. Beyond Blistering...This is outstanding and a very important read..

That phrase, according to political scientists who study conspiracy theories, is characteristic of politicians who seek to exploit the psychology of suspicion and cynicism to win votes.

These four words ........."There is something going on"...expose Trump as someone who is trying to create fear .......over and over again...more fear.....more hate..

.Like others who have used fear to promote ..hate.........fear....hate...and fear...and hate and fear.

He is extremely dangerous...and never underestimate the fear and hate combination...please remember this.........................
......Joseph Stalin thought he could control and deal with it on his terms.....Tens of millions died because he was wrong............

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:49 PM

19. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

Perhaps this will begin a dialog about how dangerous he actually would be in power.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:51 PM

16. It also reveals someone who is

paranoid and not overly bright and is constantly convinced there is something
they don't understand.

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