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Name: Ernie Ferguson
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Complete BS

This 'linguist' is ascribing a level of intelligence to Trump that is superhuman. What he/she is saying is that each word is masterfully planned out and isn't just stream-of-consciousness blathering.

Trump must be one of the Illuminati then.

Trump is the Rorschach blot candidate. There is so little structure to what he does that the observer is left to impose whatever form and structure they desire.

This morning in the Dallas Morning News there were two pro-Trump letters.

One from a man angered because the doctor he wanted to switch to won't accept Medicare patients. This is, of course, the Democrats fault and Obama's in particular. The final line in the letter is, "VOTE TRUMP". Silly me, I can't remember Trump ever saying anything about Medicare or healthcare. The 2nd was from a woman violently opposed to the status quo (because everything is in the toilet from the economy to immigration) and she opposes Hillary because she will just perpetuate the status quo (which is badness). I quote, "If you want change and improvement, you must vote the better choice, Trump. He is our only hope."

This is the Trump voter in a nutshell. Start out with the notion that everything is bad. Trump says he'll make the badness go away without specifying how (the specifics he does supply are completely cra-cra). Therefore Trump is good. You've already accepted that all is bad without any sort of analysis so accepting that Trump will fix that vague badness with his vague pronouncements is not much of a leap.

This isn't genius. Trump thinks simply the way his followers think--simply. Things are true because someone has said them and they agree with what they hear so it must be true.

Fox did it first (if anything Ailes is the genius). Trump just took it into a Presidential race. He's not a genius. He's just as dumb as they are and they love him for it.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 08:44 AM (6 replies)

A sea of white faces

I was at the gym and they always have Fox on one of the televisions. So, I caught a little of this great speech. He was essentially saying that Detroit was one of the worst places in America in terms of crime, poverty etc. It was,of course, all the due to the Democrats and their policies and those lavish safety net dollars that caused everyone in Detroit to stop working and go on the generous dole.

He implored all African-Americans to vote for him because the only way to change things for the better is to change leadership. No mention of what magic wand he would wave to remove the structural economic issues that have led to this for all racial categories.

I couldn't help noticing that in the part of the audience that I could see there was not a single even slightly swarthy face.

Hmmm... Seems like Donnie boy only preaches to his very receptive choir. Wonder how that is working out for him?
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:19 PM (1 replies)
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