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  1. OK, I will concede that not everything he says is a lie. There are undoubtedly a few things he says which aren't lies. Like: "I want a cheeseburger and fries" or "I'd like to grab her by the *****". And you're a fine one to talk about me being ashamed. Have you figured out yet he was lying about not approving his supporters chanting "send her back"? And the "examined under a microscope" is rich. We're talking about a man who spends half his time TWEETING his lies????
  2. I do this for fun. Sort of like playing tennis or chess. It's a contest of two people's ability to make a case. I find that fun. But to answer your question directly, I argue on this forum to vent my frustration over people - especially people who associate with Auburn University - who express such irrational, uninformed opinions. And you are confusing being "wrong" with refusing to let someone else have the last word when they have done nothing to prove their case. That would be like conceding a chess match when you are ahead and in a tenable position. Finally, your comment that "I have real issues that I need to talk to someone about" is a sophomoric, poo-flinging insult that is to be expected from someone with limited intellect. But since neither of us really know each other, I'll give you the benefit of doubt and give you a chance to retract it. Maybe you just has a spasm of idiocy and posted without thinking.
  3. I am not "projecting" by calling a Trump a narcissistic psychopath. Any objective person who has done research on Trump can't help but recognize the narcissism. It's apparent from just listening to him. But it's not like something I just thought up. Many people have written on his narcissism. Here's a few articles from the "popular scientific press" that expound on it: https://www.uu.nl/en/node/541/donald-trump-textbook-narcissist https://medium.com/s/reasonable-doubt/trump-is-a-mental-health-story-652c340f4503 https://psychcentral.com/lib/donald-trump-and-the-narcissistic-illusion-of-grandiosity/ https://democracyjournal.org/arguments/donald-trump-american-narcissist/ As far as the sociopathy - which is different type of personality order, I admit I rely more on my own interpretation of sociopathic tendencies garnered from my reading on the personality disorders. In particular, I refer to the total lack of empathy. (This is easily apparent when he ridiculed the handicapped journalist in a press conference.) However, again, I am not the only person who has discerned this: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/beastly-behavior/201812/the-evolutionary-role-narcissistic-sociopaths https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Case-Donald-Trump-Psychiatrists/dp/1250179459/?tag=tkazmtk-20 And here's one from his ghost writer for "Art of the Deal": https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all If you want to know more about personality disorders - and it's useful to know more - especially when it comes to sociopaths - there are lots of books and articles written for the layman. These disorders - which unfortunately cannot be cured - are a lot more common in the populace than you might think. It can be extremely helpful to recognize them in others, especially if they are part of your personal, family or professional life. The "Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout is an excellent starting point. It will scare the hell out of you. (Please note that the DSM 5 has changed their terminology somewhat. What used to be called sociopathology (sociopaths) is now called "Anti-Social Personality Disorder". What used to be called narcissism is now "Narcissistic Personality Disorder". I prefer the older forms for their greater ease of use.)
  4. Well, ostensibly, Titan's remark has a substantial nexus to your style. As for raising tough points, you'll need to substantiate that view.
  5. Well you only listed two "accomplishments" so let's address them: It's way too early to take pride in what Trump has done with N. Korea. This will only become apparent in a few more years. I agree generally that talking is preferable to escalating military tensions (as he is now doing with Iran) but let's not forget that all previous presidents refused to give N.Korea the stature of direct talks without conditions. It's not like Trump accomplished anything by initiating direct talks with no preconditions. He simply broke with our traditional policy and gave Kim Jong Un exactly what he wanted - the prestige of appearing on stage with the US president. And the last I heard, Un was threatening to restart nuclear testing: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/politics/north-korea-statement-us-sk-military-exercises-intl/index.html I suspect his long term goal is to require the US to pull out all military support from South Korea. I do know that Kim Jong Un represents the worst sort of tyrant than can be imagined - as bad as Pol Pot or Stalin. So the jury is still out on N. Korea. Similarly, I question just how much credit Trump should receive regarding Wall Street and the Stock Market, which has continued more or less in a straight line graph since the beginning of Obama's term. His tax breaks were a huge windfall for them, but at what long term cost in debt? Enacting huge tax cuts when the economy is already doing well is not good fiscal policy. It only reduces future options of enacting tax cuts when they are really needed for a severe recession. Meanwhile the debt continues to balloon which has similar long term implications. And the stock market is not the general economy. What has Trump done to address the inherent economic issues outside of the general economy such as wealth polarization? People working three jobs or struggling with student debt who are trying to better themselves? The lack of retirement investment by most people? The economy may be booming if you work on Wall Street, but there are serious problems looming long term. And as you allude, we are due for a recession, at least if one goes by the "yield curve" indicator. Bottom line, Trump's economic policies are all designed for the short term because that what benefits him. That's exactly why he has been trying to strong arm the Fed lately. He couldn't care less about the long term. Just like he conducted his business, he wants to make a killing short term and leave his creditors with the tab. But in this case, his creditors will be the American people.
  6. They are not mutually exclusive. I agree, the roots of political demagoguery run deep in this country and preceed Trump. Many were nurtured in my lifetime - George Wallace, Nixon's Southern Strategy, Lee Atwater, Willie Horton, Obama birtherism. (Funny how so many of these roots are tied to the South and racism, huh?) But electing a president who is "pouring gasoline on the fire" is a problem. It won't be solved by simply pointing out he didn't start it. He's certainly taken it to a new level - the only question left is how far can it go before our democracy completely unravels? So focusing on getting Trump out of office may not solve the original problem but it's an obvious place to start. Supporting him just worsens the problem, short and long term.
  7. Actually, Obama's statement "was more in the ballpark" than anything Trump has said. Most people did keep their insurance (if they had any to start with). And the ones who didn't was because of decisions the insurer made. Trump is deliberately lying about this. He specifically and deliberately changed what was actually said. And regardless of what Obama did or didn't do, Trump is just plain ole LYING and you are determined to swallow it. It's funny how you bring up the same old Obama quote about keeping your insurance every time Trump lies. Trump's told over 10,700 lies as of June 7, 2019 and the count continues. He is in a class by himself. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/10/president-trump-has-made-false-or-misleading-claims-over-days/?utm_term=.d56bc6cdcd55
  8. Nice attempt to change the subject. And really, Trump respects the press enough to answer all questions? The same press that's the "enemy of the people"? Trump lies every time he opens his mouth and you just accepting it. No one is that gullible. You just don't care.
  9. Yes it matters. It just confirms his claim of not agreeing with it a lie. Unlike most politicians, he won't even apologize for being misconstrued. There's no way Trump would apologize for anything. It's just not his nature to admit a mistake. And in this case, it wasn't a mistake. It was deliberate.
  10. For the record, I didn't post that. And it's not funny or cute to use the "quote function" and make up things never posted. It's way out of bounds.
  11. If you broke the law by entering someone's home to prevent your children from being murdered you'd likely get a break. First, let's see some attribution on the "millions of dollars" claim. Then we'll talk about how we can make it different this time.
  12. He seems to find it difficult to speak in complete sentences, much less coherent paragraphs that string a series of thoughts together. And that's all layered on top of a general ignorance. After all, he doesn't watch the news, he watches political commentary like "Fox and Friends". And he doesn't real newspapers, much less briefing papers.