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Sat Oct 7, 2017, 04:33 PM

LOL too funny. Opinion piece on Drumph by Harretz (Israeli newspaper)

Here's a couple paragraphs...

Stupidity is one of the more easily accessible and widespread explanations for Trump’s behavior. It’s no coincidence, of course, that his election resurrected the futuristic cult classic “Idiocracy’ about a dumbed down America that chooses a loutish porn actor as president. It’s true that Trump has claimed in the past that his IQ is much higher than that of Obama or of comedian John Stewart, but in that case, he’s doing an excellent job of concealing his intelligence, as his visit this week to Puerto Rico showed.

Some people ascribe Trump’s behavior in such events to obnoxious racism rather than stupidity. Prejudice and racial stereotypes are such a prominent feature of his personality, they maintain, that he just can’t keep them under lock. He has described himself as ‘the least racist person ever,” but since he launched his presidential run by describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers, Trump has described Puerto Ricans as lazy, Muslims as wannabe terrorists, African-Americans as thugs, Jews as proficient with money and women as inferior sexual objects. It’s only among neo-Nazis, apparently, that Trump has found “some fine people.”

The rest is just as interesting. Lots more at https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.815879

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Reply LOL too funny. Opinion piece on Drumph by Harretz (Israeli newspaper) (Original post)
DippyDem Oct 2017 OP
csziggy Oct 2017 #1
azureblue Oct 2017 #4
n2doc Oct 2017 #6
Jake Stern Oct 2017 #8
n2doc Oct 2017 #10
padfun Oct 2017 #2
George II Oct 2017 #3
chaking53 Oct 2017 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #7
MyOwnPeace Oct 2017 #11
samnsara Oct 2017 #9

Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:07 PM

1. Wow - The rest of the world must be appalled at the Dolt45

This stood out for me: "Intelligence is no guarantee of success, of course. Jimmy Carter had an IQ of 176, but most Americans consider him to be the worst U.S. president in modern times."
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.815879

That says a lot about the lack of intelligence of most Americans - or about their belief in the propaganda we've been fed over the last thirty five years.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:44 PM

4. oh, they are

I have friends in Europe and the UK and they are amazed that anyone voted for Trump. They all think that America is full of idiots who vote for style over substance. And that is what Trump is - all style all and nothing else. They have America pegged.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 06:38 PM

6. not true

W listed as worst modern President
https://www.usnews.com/news/special-reports/the-worst-presidents/slideshows/the-10-worst-presidents?slide=2

http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/who-were-the-worst-presidents-in-the-history-of-the-united-states.html

And it depends on whom you ask, but W still comes in worst among Dems. Obama worst among Republicans.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-best-and-worst-modern-presidents
Basically I can't find a survey where "most americans" consider Carter the worst.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 11:10 PM

8. Dubya worse than TrumpenFuhrer????

Dubya pissed me off, Trump scares the shit outta me.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 06:54 AM

10. these were pre trump. Usually assessments aren't done until they leave office

So with luck Trump will be there by this time next year.

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:14 PM

2. That article is a good read

and spot on.

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:24 PM

3. That's pretty good, thanks.

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:49 PM

5. He's just playing stupid to conceal evil! Wise up!!!

 

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 06:45 PM

7. LOL, "Trump's Razor"

(snip)
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo wrote an article about Trump’s suspected dimness, which spawned the term “Trump’s Razor” after “Occam’s Razor,” of which Netanyahu is fond. Whereas Occam’s Razor stipulates that where there are several possible explanations for something, the simplest one is usually correct, Trump’s Razor says that where there are several possible explanations for something Trump has said or done, the stupidest is always the right one. But even if we assume that Trump is far from stupid, and definitely not a “moron,” most people would agree that both his election and his presidency are an insult to America’s intelligence, as well as the world’s.

Credit (just in case): https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.815879

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 08:43 AM

11. "LOL" is correct!

I "snorted coffee" onto my keyboard when I read that part - brilliant (the term "Trump's Razor" - not "snorting coffee!)!

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 06:18 AM

9. trump is too stupid to 'play stupid'....

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