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Re: “It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

Slick Willy ! you can seriously believe a guy or gall that can tell such big fibs ? Realy ?

Posted by Diamond Ted on 11/17/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Oh thank god Funkbrs cleared that up. I was so worried that Mary was making an official diagnosis.

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Posted by nobody on 11/17/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

@mary.

If you're saying he's sick, then that's not his fault and doesn't make him immoral; it means he needs treatment. That shouldn't disqualify Trump from the presidency any more than heart disease or bad knees.

If you're saying he's nuts, then you're just using a label to dehumanize him because you don't like what he has to say and don't want to show him the respect you think "real" humans are due.

However, in either case, you're making claims that only a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist should be making.

It's nothing more than an ad hominem attack to devalue someone's mental capacity, and as such a unethical moral fallacy.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/17/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

@FUNK - "...I'm not too worried, though. America survived Andrew "Genocide" Jackson and now that bloodthirsty bastard is on the $20..."

Quote of the day. I agree entirely.

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Posted by OakTree on 11/17/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

I'm not saying he's crazy, I'm saying has a clinically defined personality flaw that makes him incredibly vulnerable to manipulation and, as such, in a position that commands so much power, is inherently dangerous to the country.

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Posted by Mary Ost on 11/17/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Lest we forget:
Nearly half of eligible voters (231,556,622 people) did not vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to data of early turnout rates compiled by the United States Election Project. The full results may not be available for weeks. The early data found that of the U.S.population

46.6 % did Not vote

25.6% Voted for Hillary Clinton

25.5% Voted for Donald Trump

1.7% Voted for Gary Johnson

Posted by FACTS_MATTER. on 11/17/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

"What I'm saying is that all his supporters are just as crazy as he is, and probably only support him because he's crazy"

See any post by Firefox for proof.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/17/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

If we could stop using accusations of mental illness as a political tool like totalitarian Russia, that would be great.

I'm not saying Trump isn't crazy. What I'm saying is that all his supporters are just as crazy as he is, and probably only support him because he's crazy.

Denouncing him as a lunatic in some sort of witch hunt against will only make him more popular among his supporters.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/17/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Hey folks, "elections have consequences" lol

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Posted by Firefox on 11/17/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Liz is spot on, and this is what the biggest danger is that too many underplayed, chose to ignore, or didn't understand - he is, certifiably, a narcissist. He said and did anything to get elected, to hear the cries of support at his rallies by his angry base. He rallied around those who stroked his ego and attacked anyone who dare challenge him. And what is terrifying is that the people who stuck by him despite his horrible rhetoric and substance-free policies - literally the dwellers at the very bottom of the swamp - are the ones he is now rewarding for their sycophantic allegiance.

Combined, the personal and situational flaws - he's a clinical narcissist who possesses a fundamental ignorance about the role of the office to which he has been elected as well basic economic and democratic principles - will make it easy for those near him to manipulate him to suit their own agendas. One hope that we can share is that due to his blinding incompetence, he stands at high odds to do something impeachable. Mike Pence, for other reasons entirely, is as contemptible if not moreso, but that's a thread for another day.

If anyone doubts Trump doesn't have Narcissistic Personality Disorder, I encourage you to learn more about the disorder itself: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditi…

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Posted by Mary Ost on 11/17/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Bruce appears to be as clueless as Hillary and the rest of the Democrats were/are.

By the way, Bruce, NEWS FLASH!!! That thing we simple suburbanites quaintly refer to as the "internet" reaches us just as fast as you enlightened geniuses in the city. Nobody reads an actual hard-copy newspaper anymore.

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Posted by Bob Hope on 11/17/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

The path to all this was set when the GOP Bern'ed Ron Paul and let Obama get the presidency. Twice.

Holy crap they did it twice.

Obviously the fallout inside the party was devastating. The bad decision not to run Ron Paul resulted in a backlash of extreme primary reform and the stripping of most of the vetting powers of the party establishment.

Seeing this, Democrats could have sent a two headed goat up for candidacy and won for those elections in 2008 and 2012.

However, when the Democrats Ron Paul'd Bernie, they proved they were not substantially better than their Republican counterparts and lost their moral authority. In the face of this, an outsider like Trump actually seemed like a viable solution to the good'ol boy cronyism that gave us 8 years of government deadlock. Better yet, the new primary rules ensured Trump was the candidate with the most popular support.

Will either party use this opportunity to learn their lesson? Of course not. They'll keep trying to shove un-electable cronies down our throats as long as we let them. There's just too much money in it.

I'm not too worried, though. America survived Andrew "Genocide" Jackson and now that bloodthirsty bastard is on the $20.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/17/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

It's like 'The Price Is Right'. The Democratic Party went for What's Behind Curtain Number One. They figured it was a new car for sure. But it turned out to be the booby prize instead. Now they have to take it home. Buyer's remorse is overwhelming.

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Posted by OakTree on 11/17/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

It's all soooo unfair. I think I'll tweet about how unfair it is. Very unfair. Very.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/17/2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “A Pre-Trump Survival Guide

Is this satire that I'm missing? If not, don't couch your ideas in nerd media.

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Posted by Bob Wehada on 11/17/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

not a conservative in the least. i wanted bernie. :|

next?

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Posted by eyeroller on 11/17/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

WTF?

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 11/17/2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Why do conservatives like eyeroller love to play victim? Then they scream and yell that political correctness is killing the country.
I guess one should only be PC when dealing with the thin-skinned conservatives. But conservatives are free to offend all others.

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Posted by nobody on 11/17/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Liz,
You are scaring me

btw "WTF" from a marketing standpoint is a great concise political slogan. It is also a question, not an accusation or demand, thereby opening up dialogue. The Flyer should make it a feature column.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/17/2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Even living thousands of miles away from Memphis I support the Flyer! I continue to receive your articles electronically so don't imagine for an instant your view is just that of urban Memphis. When given a choice America opted for blatantly exposed HATE and corruption...not by any means the majority of America, but enough gerrymandered Electoral College votes to get him the win. All of these people claiming America 'forgot' them, fail to admit that they helped defeat themselves by continually reelecting the Republican old guard that has and will always support big business over them....the con man they just elected is going to make a fool of them, he is already backpedaling on most of his campaign promises but be sure he will enable Paul Ryan to finally put an end to Social Security and Medicare...so ye WTF???

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Posted by Pattie Roe Look on 11/17/2016 at 10:13 AM

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