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is Trump losing his mind or becoming senescent?
my god, it appears so! :o 38%  38%  [ 6 ]
nope. :| 19%  19%  [ 3 ]
insufficient data :shrug: 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
i'd rather just enjoy this here tasty ice cream! :chef: 44%  44%  [ 7 ]
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04 Aug 2016, 2:50 am

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Who's ever heard of a politician NOT kissing babies? In American politics? That's un-freaking heard of!


Next he will come out as being against motherhood, and apple pie! :lol:

In fact you almost suspect that Trump is a mole for Hillary. That the Trump and the Clintons conspired years ago to have Trump hijack the GOP for the very purpose of driving the GOP off of the cliff! Lol!



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04 Aug 2016, 3:40 am

naturalplastic wrote:
redrobin62 wrote:
Who's ever heard of a politician NOT kissing babies? In American politics? That's un-freaking heard of!


Next he will come out as being against motherhood, and apple pie! :lol: In fact you almost suspect that Trump is a mole for Hillary. That the Trump and the Clintons conspired years ago to have Trump hijack the GOP for the very purpose of driving the GOP off of the cliff! Lol!

I can wish for such things at least.



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04 Aug 2016, 7:35 am


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04 Aug 2016, 9:05 am

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Hasn't he always been this way?

not to the extent that he keeps beating that gold star parent up for 4 days now.

That's a bad move, but honestly, it's probably why Clinton put them up there in the first place.



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04 Aug 2016, 6:01 pm

AspE wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
justkillingtime wrote:
Hasn't he always been this way?

not to the extent that he keeps beating that gold star parent up for 4 days now.

That's a bad move, but honestly, it's probably why Clinton put them up there in the first place.

yeh I know the Clintons have a Machiavellian streak a parsec wide.



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05 Aug 2016, 7:29 am

Part 1: 1964

Part 2: 2016


The more things change, the more they remain the same.


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05 Aug 2016, 2:15 pm

He's a arrogant self-absorbed character with a lot of money and not so much intelligence, but most likely not crazy. I've read the shrinks don't see any evidence of psychosis.



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05 Aug 2016, 5:09 pm

Is Trump a Poe? Is he trolling us?


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05 Aug 2016, 5:46 pm

anyone think trump is a sociopath?


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05 Aug 2016, 6:20 pm

justkillingtime wrote:
anyone think trump is a sociopath?


Well Tony Schwartz, the ghost writer of "The Art of the Deal" called him exactly that. And this is a guy who spent a lot of time with Trump.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.2715957



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05 Aug 2016, 6:38 pm

I can't help thinking he had a "I'm gunna run fer president goddammit!" idea, without the faintest notion of ACTUALLY becoming President.



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06 Aug 2016, 2:06 am

at this point it appears he is pulling it back just enough to placate his GOP sponsors. but I don't know how long this fugue state of semi-lucidity will last.



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06 Aug 2016, 6:34 am

justkillingtime wrote:
anyone think trump is a sociopath?

Ex-GOP senator: Trump's a sociopath


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06 Aug 2016, 8:17 am

auntblabby wrote:
at this point it appears he is pulling it back just enough to placate his GOP sponsors. but I don't know how long this fugue state of semi-lucidity will last.


Based on the last time he "stayed on message," less than 48 hours.



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06 Aug 2016, 8:23 am

Trump is visceral by nature. He reacts instinctively, rather than reflectively. He also has that "blunt New Yorker" in him.

He has difficulty in what is termed "code switching"---tailoring his message to others who don't share his philosophy of confrontation. In a word, he lacks subtlety--the subtlety which is often found in people who are not from New York City.



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06 Aug 2016, 9:13 am

I don't think that he has the least degree of difficulty tailoring his message to others, regardless of their personal philosophies.

He can change position in an instant whenever it suits his purpose. This is why he has been both pro and anti abortion rights, a racist and not a racist, etc.

He feels no need to be truthful or compunction about lying at any time, so changing his position has no internal cost. This was made clear by Stephen Schwartz, the man who wrote "the Art of the Deal" for Trump, in an interview in the New Yorker:

“He lied strategically. He had a complete lack of conscience about it.” Since most people are “constrained by the truth,” Trump’s indifference to it “gave him a strange advantage.”

“Lying is second nature to him,” Schwartz said. “More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true.”

“He’s a transactional man—it was all about what you could do for him.”

Trump’s need for attention is “completely compulsive,”...

He praises people who can do something he wants and disparages people who can't do something for him.

It's kind of a smear on New Yorkers to compare his raging narcissism, complete disregard for the truth and transactional, situational ethics with the "blunt New Yorker" culture.