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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:22 PM

Haley Wants Cognitive Tests for U.S. Leaders

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Source: Political Wire

Haley Wants Cognitive Tests for U.S. Leaders
November 4, 2021 at 5:47 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 56 Comments

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Christian Broadcasting Network that older government leaders should undergo a “cognitive test.”

Said Haley: “If you’re gonna have anyone above a certain age in a position of power — whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s vice president, whether it’s president — you should have some sort of cognitive test.”

She added: “Let’s face it, we’ve got a lot of people in leadership positions that are old. And that’s not being disrespectful. That’s a fact.”

Read more: https://politicalwire.com/2021/11/04/haley-calls-for-giving-u-s-leaders-cognitive-tests/



Will she start with a certain former President? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply Haley Wants Cognitive Tests for U.S. Leaders (Original post)
COL Mustard Nov 2021 OP
msongs Nov 2021 #1
paleotn Nov 2021 #15
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #2
COL Mustard Nov 2021 #3
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #9
COL Mustard Nov 2021 #39
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #40
COL Mustard Nov 2021 #41
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #42
COL Mustard Nov 2021 #43
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #44
grumpyduck Nov 2021 #4
iluvtennis Nov 2021 #27
viva la Nov 2021 #5
TygrBright Nov 2021 #6
Claire Oh Nette Nov 2021 #18
H2Oart Nov 2021 #7
LenaBaby61 Nov 2021 #10
nuxvomica Nov 2021 #8
COL Mustard Nov 2021 #37
marble falls Nov 2021 #11
Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #12
Sherman A1 Nov 2021 #20
zipplewrath Nov 2021 #30
Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #33
Rebl2 Nov 2021 #31
Gore1FL Nov 2021 #45
Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #46
LiberalFighter Nov 2021 #13
ColinC Nov 2021 #14
JohnSJ Nov 2021 #16
Pinback Nov 2021 #17
Sibelius Fan Nov 2021 #19
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #21
NBachers Nov 2021 #22
Raven123 Nov 2021 #23
DFW Nov 2021 #24
slightlv Nov 2021 #25
Traildogbob Nov 2021 #26
Deep State Witch Nov 2021 #28
sinkingfeeling Nov 2021 #29
bucolic_frolic Nov 2021 #32
FakeNoose Nov 2021 #34
Harker Nov 2021 #35
Brainfodder Nov 2021 #36
Xipe Totec Nov 2021 #38
jmowreader Nov 2021 #47
Lemon Lyman Nov 2021 #48
JudyM Nov 2021 #49

Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:24 PM

1. does dr goebbels still have a show on the CBN? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:49 PM

15. I thought it was run by Dr. Goebbels.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:26 PM

2. Cognitive tests are produced by scientists, based on research and data. The GOP hates those things.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:27 PM

3. Man, Woman, Pretzel, Elephant, TV



How'd I do???

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:36 PM

9. You're a god damn genius.

And should be the next president of the United States.


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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:50 PM

39. Now That's Frightening!!!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:52 PM

40. President Mustard, has a nice ring to it.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:56 PM

41. Well, 47 Is Mrs. Mustard's Favorite Number

She being a math geek and all!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:02 PM

42. There you go, all set. You passed the cognitive test, you are up next.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #42)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:09 PM

43. When I'm Sworn In, I'll Invite You To The Ceremony

Bring two bottles of Jameson...and whatever you want to drink!!!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:13 PM

44. Wow two bottles of Jameson.

My brothers and male cousins will be there for sure.

(The Irish ladies in my family prefer ale.)

You can have the White House bubbly.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:29 PM

4. Right, she's saying that now that

tfg is out of the way.

Asshole.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:22 PM

27. Ditto. n/t

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:30 PM

5. She actually knows Trump, and she discreetly kept quiet about his cognitive problems.

I mean, arrogant blind stupidity is bad enough, but add in some strange narcissitic disorder and also senility-- she never called for testing him then.

Then again, Biden would easily pass such a test, and Trump probably couldn't have passed it a decade ago. So go for it, Nikki! Be careful what you wish for.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:31 PM

6. Take away the age-related application, and I might support that... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:51 PM

18. i'd settle for a basic high school government exam passing score...

too many of the tea party strained GQP folks making the most noise are dumber than a box of used hair and have no idea what "representative democracy" is, let alone Federalism.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:34 PM

7. Pssssh

 

She needs one to, to follow this arrogant, racist, piece of crap….enough said. That should disqualify her from anything…..she just landed a lifetime appointment to the Clemson U board of trustees….👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

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Response to H2Oart (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:37 PM

10. THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:34 PM

8. I have a better idea: politicians square off in a facts quiz

You have Repubs vs Dems compete to have the correct answer in factual questions, like "Is CRT being taught in grade schools?" or "Who is the current president?" I figure they could do it like the old College Bowl.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_Bowl

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:14 PM

37. I Got A Year's Scholarship To College

Through my city's High School Bowl. Changed my life...seriously.

But yes, I'd like to see the two parties square off on TV.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:38 PM

11. Isn't she being short sighted? Or has she already given up on further office.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:39 PM

12. Sorry, Ms. Haley,

the constitution clearly spells out the qualifications for the president and Congress. For any further qualifications you'll just have to rely on us lowly voters as to who gets to serve. Any candidate has the choice to voluntarily take any test they want and make it public. You first, Ma'am

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:56 PM

20. Precisely

My first thought was "Please Proceed.........."

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:00 PM

30. Yes, and...

One of those is a minimum age. I think it is long past the time (Reagan) for there to be a maximum age (like for airline pilots) And yeah, it'll take a constitutional amendment. I'm thinking 65, and for senate and house as well, but yeah, I'll be willing to discuss it. Let's talk about the distance between the "average" voter and those in charge. Let's talk about the grasp of new markets and technologies of the elderly "leadership" (the internet is a bunch of tubes) and what is "really" going on. Let's talk about that you aren't even eligible to be President until 35, but voters younger than that have to vote for ONLY people older than that, and MUCH older. How about the "elderly" (as one of them) have to start voting for people younger than they, just as those younger than 35 have to vote for older folks.

What I'm saying is that it is a worthy conversation to be had.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:30 PM

33. I agree. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:19 PM

31. Just

what I was thinking.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:29 PM

45. It could probably be done at a state level.

They can make any ballot rules they want.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:30 PM

46. Good point. n/t

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:40 PM

13. It would easier to require voters to pass a cognitive test.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:43 PM

14. Starting with her?

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:49 PM

16. Why is this LBN?

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:49 PM

17. I'd settle for a full disclosure of their sources of income. (nt)

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:53 PM

19. Ageism is rampant and accepted in this country.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:58 PM

21. Little late there Nikki. Good luck in your next endeavor.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 06:59 PM

22. Now that shit-fer-brains is safely out of the way . . .

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:05 PM

23. However she doesn't mind if anyone above a "certain age" owns a gun. Right?

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:14 PM

24. So, she wants to force Grassley into retirement, and make sure TFG is no threat to her in 2024

I guess that is an easy way to force the issue............

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:17 PM

25. Rather than a cognition test,

I'd prefer EVERY candidate take a personality test (the same test for all) and those scoring above "x" for sociopathy and/or psychopathology will be disqualified from any race for public service, even dog catcher.

We do, however, still have the constitution and I believe that spells out the qualifications for being president, vice president, etc. Until an amendment for change is passed and approved by 2/3 of the states, I believe it's all just "talk" to rile up the republican base. First, by declaring Biden senile, and 2nd by saying "we're" declaring TFG "senile"....

Ronald Raygun showed "senile" can be gotten around with the correct cabinet members... even tho I'll never agree with what they did. Sociopathy and psychopathology are MUCH more dangerous for us as a society, as we're seeing right now. Much more, and we'll not have a democratic republic to call home any longer. We absolutely do not want a Hawley or De Santis or Lee or any number of other Republican Trumpistas to sit in the catbird seat and try to out-trump Trump. Russia might as well drop a nuke on us now; it would be that devastating.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:21 PM

26. Grassley

McConnell, and we all Know Bang Bang Barbie, Marginal Trailer Queen , Gohmert and Cawthorn can’t pass an IQ test. I do however hate that Corpses with a couple years left are making policies for 50+ years in the future.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:24 PM

28. Let's Start With McConnell, Grassley, etc.

They look like a bunch of walking corpses.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:42 PM

29. Ageism, alive and well.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:26 PM

32. Once the shrinks get to sign off on everything you can have Republican shrinks to filter the choices

I'm not sure we want to go down this road.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:32 PM

34. Don't target an age group - the test should be for everyone

Some are going to cram for the test, but that's OK. If they're capable of cramming and learning the answers overnight (just like we all did in college) then more power to them. It's the ones who DON'T know the answers and CAN'T learn them, that must be excluded from running for high office.

I'm all in favor of this. No cheating allowed.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:38 PM

35. Person...

Man
Woman
Camera
TV

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:40 PM

36. What's Steve Bannon think?

That should be our FUCK DJT?



The ageist asshole Nikki says what?

I hate the whole power narrative, government is suppose to be boring AF and as invisible to our lives as possible!



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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:49 PM

38. I'd be happy if they took and passed the citizenship test

The test that every green card US resident has to take to become a citizen.

I swear, the average immigrant knows more about our system of government that the average citizen born in the US.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 11:01 PM

47. Okay Nikki, if you want to play that game...

Here’s what I want.

1. Must have been re-elected at least once to either a governorship, US House of Representatives or US Senate, or have been elected to two different offices one of which must be one of the three named in the last sentence.

2. Must pass the US naturalization test.

3. Must pass the Single Scope Background Investigation needed to receive a Top Secret security clearance.

4. Must divulge tax returns, credit report, investment activity and business records for the last 10 years.

5. Must pass the US military enlistment physical.

6. Must pass the Armed Services Vocational Battery (ASVAB) test.

7. Must agree to turn over full control of any businesses and investments to a management team hired by the US government. The team will operate the businesses and manage the investments in a fashion designed to return them to their owner in pretty much the same condition they were in when the owner assumed office.

8. Must submit a photo of his or her current cat. No cat, no office.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 11:01 PM

48. Hmm

Okay. I also want implemented an exam based on general knowledge of history, civics, etc... Something like this:

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 11:11 PM

49. Locking

Consensus of the forum hosts is that this is opinion, which is barred by the LBN SOP:
Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.


Feel free to repost in GD.

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