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    News Center - Thread: Trump defends his sanity

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      Trump defends his sanity

      "President Donald Trump, coming off a week of heightened scrutiny over his mental health, sought to put the topic to rest on Saturday by declaring himself extraordinarily intelligent and undeniably right in the head.

      By personally inserting himself into the debate, however, Trump did little to quiet what has become a consuming question in Washington: Is Trump's mind sound enough to govern?"

      the rest of the article is here
      http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/06/politi...art/index.html

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      Trump is very outspoken and says things that embarrass us but does mean he's insane? I see people write horrible and embarrassing things on the internet all the time...does that make everyone insane too?
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      My concern with much of this sort of thing is that although there do appear to be at least some signs that Trump isn't as sound as he might be, so much of the reporting comes from the left-wing press (CNN here, the Guardian in the UK) that it becomes difficult to tell how much of it is a genuine sign of a mental instability and how much of it is a sign of an increased level of psychopathology that is frequently seen in many political leaders.

      The meek may inherit the earth but they are unlikely to be elected to high office. It does take a certain personality type to fight through the process and still be standing at the end of it all. How much of the concern about Trump is due to the things he does, and how much is due to his (foolish, IMO) tendency to take to Twitter so regularly seems difficult to unpick.

      The way it seems so many people out to discredit The Other Guy at any cost these days does little to help the process, particularly in the light of how so much journalistic ink covering this sort of thing is from the left wing press. If Fox News were publishing articles questioning his stability that would be a reason to be worried.
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      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      My concern with much of this sort of thing is that although there do appear to be at least some signs that Trump isn't as sound as he might be, so much of the reporting comes from the left-wing press (CNN here, the Guardian in the UK) that it becomes difficult to tell how much of it is a genuine sign of a mental instability and how much of it is a sign of an increased level of psychopathology that is frequently seen in many political leaders.

      The meek may inherit the earth but they are unlikely to be elected to high office. It does take a certain personality type to fight through the process and still be standing at the end of it all. How much of the concern about Trump is due to the things he does, and how much is due to his (foolish, IMO) tendency to take to Twitter so regularly seems difficult to unpick.

      The way it seems so many people out to discredit The Other Guy at any cost these days does little to help the process, particularly in the light of how so much journalistic ink covering this sort of thing is from the left wing press. If Fox News were publishing articles questioning his stability that would be a reason to be worried.
      It does seem like the media is more polarized than ever and often contributes to the sense that the political parties are at war with each other instead of suppose to be working together. With such extreme views of the other side there is no motivation or political will to work together it seems

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      If je isnt a little off then he is a very stupid person with some of the things he has said and done. Personally I do think he is unhinged and dangerous for this country
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      Quote Originally Posted by psalms 91 View Post
      If je isnt a little off then he is a very stupid person with some of the things he has said and done. Personally I do think he is unhinged and dangerous for this country
      His lack of experience is a big concern. Things such as how to get laws passed in Congress. His temper tantrums that often come across as childish is a big concern also. Not everything needs to be said on Twitter.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      "President Donald Trump, coming off a week of heightened scrutiny over his mental health, sought to put the topic to rest on Saturday by declaring himself extraordinarily intelligent and undeniably right in the head.

      By personally inserting himself into the debate, however, Trump did little to quiet what has become a consuming question in Washington: Is Trump's mind sound enough to govern?"

      the rest of the article is here
      http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/06/politi...art/index.html

      Frankly, I think this is 90% politics.....

      To the liberal puppet media, EVERY Republican since Ike has been an ignorant, unintelligent, stupid person. They cast Nixon, Reagan, Ford, both Bushes and now Trump as profoundly stupid. It wouldn't have mattered which of the 17 candidates who campaigned to get the Republican nomination, the liberal press would have chanted constantly "Idiot! Stupid! Ignorant!" just as they have every Republican for the past 60 years. On the other hand, with the POSSIBLE exception of Carter, the liberal media has cast every Democrat as a genius, supremely well educated, one of the smartest people on the planet - so much so that even their spouse was brilliant merely by being in the presence of their husband.

      It's just how the media rolls. It's perfectly predictable. And it's disgusting.



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      Some on the right regard those on the left as a bunch of simpering idiots. On the other hand, some on the left regard those of the right as a collection of uneducated bumpkins. Both sides are partly correct in that there are a few on each side that fit the description. But mostly they are wrong because the vast majority on both sides are actually intelligent, patriotic citizens who just happen to have different but perfectly valid political philosophies. Politics is in danger, real danger, of becoming the new racism.

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      This particular ploy is so transparent, though. The Democrats vowed to overthrow the results of the presidential election from "Day One." There was no secret about it. They tried to undermine the Electoral College's work and put their party's money and personnel behind the Green Party's petition for recounts of the popular vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. When these didn't succeed, they turned to direct protest and violence along with the "Trump Collusion with Russia" crusade that they hoped would result in an impeachment. That hasn't produced much so far, so the next approach was to ride the sexual predator theme, although most of the bad actors have been influential Democrats. That didn't catch fire, so now "he's crazy." The reason, of course, isn't because he IS crazy but because this course of action has been urged by several Democrat strategists who think the 25th amendment providing for replacing a president who is incapacitated is about their last hope.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JRT View Post
      Some on the right regard those on the left as a bunch of simpering idiots. On the other hand, some on the left regard those of the right as a collection of uneducated bumpkins. Both sides are partly correct in that there are a few on each side that fit the description. But mostly they are wrong because the vast majority on both sides are actually intelligent, patriotic citizens who just happen to have different but perfectly valid political philosophies. Politics is in danger, real danger, of becoming the new racism.
      Not sure that that is correct to say. Many individual Democrats remain standard-issue liberals, but the party itself has been totally captured by militant Socialists who can hardly be considered to be "patriotic."

      Incidentally, that is one reason why the usual thinking about the upcoming elections could be wrong. While the pattern usually is for the out-of-power party to win the off-year elections, and there is a wonderful opportunity for the Democrats to capitalize on that "time for a change" appeal, it is unlikely that the party can pull back from the extremism it has embraced. Some of that drift came naturally as part of the party's campaign to overturn the previous presidential election, but Socialism a la Bernie Sanders was once out of fashion among Democrats but obviously isn't so anymore, Trump or no Trump..

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