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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:12 PM

Trump, in his own mind, is not lying and is telling the truth.

And his supporters agree with him.

Humans are creatures that are capable of rationalizing their beliefs and actions but we are not rational beings.

I'm not condoning Trump or his supporters but am pointing out that people of average intelligence or higher are quite capable of filling their head with utter bullshit that supports their world view and believing, without question, every smelly ounce of it.

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Reply Trump, in his own mind, is not lying and is telling the truth. (Original post)
Kaleva Feb 2017 OP
world wide wally Feb 2017 #1
ailsagirl Feb 2017 #4
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2017 #2
sunonmars Feb 2017 #3
sunonmars Feb 2017 #5
Pachamama Feb 2017 #6
leftstreet Feb 2017 #7
Maru Kitteh Feb 2017 #8
leftstreet Feb 2017 #10
Maru Kitteh Feb 2017 #14
Cha Feb 2017 #12
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #18
Cha Feb 2017 #19
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #25
Cha Feb 2017 #26
GusBob Feb 2017 #9
marybourg Feb 2017 #11
Kaleva Feb 2017 #13
dalton99a Feb 2017 #15
kentuck Feb 2017 #16
Lucinda Feb 2017 #17
Kaleva Feb 2017 #21
Lucinda Feb 2017 #22
Kaleva Feb 2017 #23
pnwmom Feb 2017 #20
Takket Feb 2017 #24
lunasun Feb 2017 #27

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:23 PM

1. And THAT is what makes him fucking nuts

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:25 PM

4. Exactly my response

Apparently if you're genuinely certifiable, you think everyone else is nuts

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:24 PM

2. Bingo. The real WTF situation.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:25 PM

3. That is exactly it, in his world he is never wrong nor opposed, its classic tyrant behavior.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:26 PM

5. Love this....

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:26 PM

6. Classic Narcisstic Sociopathic behavior - but that is just the tip of his psychosis....

Very dark indeed....

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:28 PM

7. Yep n/t

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:29 PM

8. Oh malarky.

On the greater majority of things, he knows full well he is just making shit up, it's just that as a dictatorial-style CEO, he is totally unaccustomed to being called on it.

He knows when he is lying, he's just surrounded himself with brown-nosing suck-ups for so long, he comes totally UNHINGED when he is challenged, rebuffed, corrected or told NO.

He KNOWS he is in way over his head. He KNOWS he isn't smart enough for this job. He KNOWS more people hate him than like him.

That is why he is devolving right in front of us.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:33 PM

10. He's not devolving. He's getting stronger

The presser today shows how powerful he knows he is

He didn't even TRY to talk to most of us - just his base

Until the politicians, press and people hold him accountable he'll just get better and better at it

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:13 PM

14. Disagree strongly.

Today's presser represents the complete failure of the moderating influences he has to thank for getting him this far.

I think Priebus is greatly weakened and Kellyanne Conway is slated for removal, and this spectacle today is the result of that.

Make no mistake, this press conference was the worst career decision since Baghdad Bob rolled on out to the airport.




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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:39 PM

12. I was thinking "bullshit".. he knows he's a gd liar. he knows he

has to lie and brainwash because the truth doesn't get him anywhere.

Where's those tax returns?

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:25 PM

18. I would tend to agree with you.

Lying has been working for him for so long that he uses it as a defensive tactic. He doesn't believe that crap anymore than we do, but it's almost like he can go into a trance and convince himself of it when it works for him. He has no conscience and no morals. That is why he can do it so easily. He knows he's full of shit, but it's just another useful tactic in his bag of tricks.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:33 PM

19. And, maybe now.. Finally the Lying isn't going to work on

a World stage like this.

He needs karma in kind for all the pain he's inflicted and has yet to inflict.

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:20 PM

25. I have a feeling it's on it's way!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:24 PM

26. I don't think we are by far the only ones who

would love to see that smug lying asshole go down in metaphorical flames.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:30 PM

9. Check out his lis when called out today, the electoral college numbers

Caught in that lie and cold stoned had no reply

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:34 PM

11. Yes, he's absolutely convinced that what his right-wing donors

have whispered in his ears is true and if the media tells it otherwise, they're lying.

We see the same syndrome here in AZ with our state legislators and officials who also get their "facts" by this means. Of course, Faux News watchers exhibit this syndrome also.

It's an environmental disease, caused by living in a right-wing environment.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 08:26 PM

13. Reading the posts in Freeperville is like visiting another world.

Over there, Trumps hit it out of the park with his presser today.

Stores can't keep Trump wine on the shelves because it sells out so quickly.

55% of likely voters approve of President Trumpís job performance.

and so on and so on and so on.



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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:19 PM

15. He lies when he doesn't have to. He lies when he breathes.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:21 PM

16. Yeah...he's exaggerating profusely.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:25 PM

17. You are exactly right. This piece from John Oliver breaks it down beautifully:








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Response to Lucinda (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:59 PM

21. John Oliver nails it.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:01 PM

22. Yep. I've been saying the same things for a while now. He laid it all out much better!

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:55 PM

23. I've added this OP to my journal just so I can easily find the video again

John articulates it in a funny way and so much better then what I could ever manage.

Thank you for that video!

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:34 PM

20. I agree. Because in his own mind he is the source of all truth. n/t

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:00 PM

24. that's what happens when you are a delusional narcissistic megalomaniac

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:38 PM

27. may they be liberated

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