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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:23 AM

In for a dime, in for a dollar?

Does that explain much of the support for Donald J Trump?

He has hoodwinked a lot of people out of money and donations.

And once they gave him money, they felt invested in him?

So they continue to cling to the lies and delusions?

Otherwise, they would have to admit they were played for fools?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:30 AM

1. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, here's some more money.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:33 AM

2. Sunk cost fallacy

One of the most powerful among cognitive biases.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:33 AM

3. Some, probably. For others it's like junkies...

...defending the best smack dealer they've known.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:41 AM

4. I subscribe to what I've read about mass psychosis. That's a fancy way to say herd stupidity.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:48 AM

5. I think of them as believers of anything absurd. Pyramid Power, Scientology, ghosts ,,,,

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:01 AM

7. My niece gave this a name that's fantastic

Mass narcissistic by proxy disorder.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:59 AM

6. Isn't that the same idea of why we kept fighting in Viet Nam


Never give up.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:02 AM

8. It is easier to fool someone than it is to convince them they have been fooled...

It's like fans of a losing sports team. Hey, they suck, but they're "our" guys! But that's not supposed to bleed over into real life.

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