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Please invite Rosie to sit in the front row at the next debate!

I'm sure Donald would be fine with it.
Posted by unitedwethrive | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 06:06 PM (3 replies)

I believe the actual problem is his lack of formal operational thought.

Going back to college psych class, Piaget discussed development in terms of states of processing and thinking about the world. Approximately 50% of adults never fully gain the ability to process complex, abstract concepts (formal operational thought), but remain in a stage where concrete thinking dominates their way of looking at the world. It is easier for these people to see things in 'black and white' because nuance often does not allow them to feel that they have a complete understanding.

I have often thought that many lower socio-economic repubs were concrete thinkers, because they are easily swayed by politicians who offer them a world in black and white (or good and bad). But, usually the candidates are not in this category, they just use these tactics to reach the large amount of people who are susceptible to it, while putting forth their more complex economic agendas to the wealthy party members who by themselves do not have the numbers to allow a party to be viable...and who have a very different agenda from what is publically presented.

The difference here is that Trump is one of the concrete thinkers. This is why so many of the party elites have rejected him, and why he can connect so well to the larger repub base.

And why he would be so dangerous in a job that requires complex, abstract thinking.
Posted by unitedwethrive | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 10:35 AM (3 replies)
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