The Trump observations thread

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matedog wrote:
14 Jan 2021, 6:41pm


This thread is a great summary of the last four years.
The one where he dumped a whole box of fish food in the koi pond is hilarious. Such a toddler. :lol:

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The beauty is that unless you know the biography of the writer, you can't tell whether it's snark or earnest.
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The revenge for years of ruined Thanksgivings: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... uths-qanon
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Let the healing begin:


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Trump Supporter Shocked Over Clemency of 'Crook' Who Stole His Life Savings in Ponzi Scheme
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporte ... me-1562797
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:29am
Trump Supporter Shocked Over Clemency of 'Crook' Who Stole His Life Savings in Ponzi Scheme
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporte ... me-1562797
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I think the pardoning of Steve Bannon is especially fun. Bannon defrauded Trump supporters over one of Trump's big "things" and Trump gives him the get out of jail free card. Just a giant "Fuck You" to his supporters.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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matedog wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:38am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:29am
Trump Supporter Shocked Over Clemency of 'Crook' Who Stole His Life Savings in Ponzi Scheme
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporte ... me-1562797
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I think the pardoning of Steve Bannon is especially fun. Bannon defrauded Trump supporters over one of Trump's big "things" and Trump gives him the get out of jail free card. Just a giant "Fuck You" to his supporters.
Indeed. This guy summed it up well:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:39am
matedog wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:38am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:29am
Trump Supporter Shocked Over Clemency of 'Crook' Who Stole His Life Savings in Ponzi Scheme
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporte ... me-1562797
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I think the pardoning of Steve Bannon is especially fun. Bannon defrauded Trump supporters over one of Trump's big "things" and Trump gives him the get out of jail free card. Just a giant "Fuck You" to his supporters.
Indeed. This guy summed it up well:
I agree, it's a total FU to his supporters, but hey, they've never been the sharpest tools in the shed. I'm sure they'll put some sort of Kook-Aid inspired spin on it and all will be forgiven for their Orange Turd Master.

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Sparky wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 11:07am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:39am
matedog wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:38am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:29am
Trump Supporter Shocked Over Clemency of 'Crook' Who Stole His Life Savings in Ponzi Scheme
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporte ... me-1562797
Image
I think the pardoning of Steve Bannon is especially fun. Bannon defrauded Trump supporters over one of Trump's big "things" and Trump gives him the get out of jail free card. Just a giant "Fuck You" to his supporters.
Indeed. This guy summed it up well:
I agree, it's a total FU to his supporters, but hey, they've never been the sharpest tools in the shed. I'm sure they'll put some sort of Kook-Aid inspired spin on it and all will be forgiven for their Orange Turd Master.
Exactly these people are so far out in fantasy land. Trump could personally murder their friends and family and they would still give him the benefit of the doubt.

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revbob wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 12:32pm
Exactly these people are so far out in fantasy land. Trump could personally murder their friends and family and they would still give him the benefit of the doubt.
Early into the Trump years, I read a piece from a behavioural psychologist who said that one of the reasons why conmen succeed is that the kind of people who get sucked in by their promises don't respond with outrage at being fooled—as we'd expect—but assess what happened to exonerate the conman, to preserve the illusion that they haven't been duped. It takes a major shock to break the spell. We're battling not a desire to appreciate reality so much as a desire not to proven a dupe.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 1:42pm
revbob wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 12:32pm
Exactly these people are so far out in fantasy land. Trump could personally murder their friends and family and they would still give him the benefit of the doubt.
Early into the Trump years, I read a piece from a behavioural psychologist who said that one of the reasons why conmen succeed is that the kind of people who get sucked in by their promises don't respond with outrage at being fooled—as we'd expect—but assess what happened to exonerate the conman, to preserve the illusion that they haven't been duped. It takes a major shock to break the spell. We're battling not a desire to appreciate reality so much as a desire not to proven a dupe.
Something their leader has too.

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