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File this under totally random speculation, but I wonder if some of Trump’s speaking style could be classified as ASMR or hypnosis. Specifically it’s when he reverts from his carnival barker impression to a quiet, subdued voice. It’s often at the end of a rant, and he repeats the statements multiple times. I noticed that I was getting creeped out by these quiet statements more than his shouting, and couldn’t fully explain why. Now I think that among his base, it may be a form of hypnotic suggestion.

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Maybe Trump’s a Sith Lord, using the dark side to influence the weak-minded.

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Does mass hypnosis really work on that scale?

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That theory falls into the “interdimensional chess” category and thus I am incredibly skeptical.

Guy’s a dumb fuck.

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Warbler said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

TV’s Frink said:

Can we just assume you’re going to agree with everything he says so you can spare us 30 more posts with the same gif?

It is of course a loop of somebody determinedly clapping something they know is wrong out of arrogance.

bullsh**

It’s from Citizen Kane. The meme is a loop of Kane angrily clapping his wife’s terrible Opera performance, which he knew all along was going to be terrible, everybody told him she was terrible, she told him she was terrible but he’s too arrogant by that point to listen.

Why it’s become a meme to indicate strong approval of something, rather than self-delusion, is anybodies guess.

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btw, did you even read what chyron8472 said those posts of I clapping?

Nope, didn’t even look at it.

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Ryan McAvoy said:

Why it’s become a meme to indicate strong approval of something, rather than self-delusion, is anybodies guess.

Because internet dumb.

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Another resignation letter with a first-letter-of-each-paragraph message.

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“I’m Peach” adorable.

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Actually he misspelled “peaches.”

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Trump is never going to be impeached. In fact, I’m betting that in 2018 he is going to get a filibuster-proof senate and in 2020 win a second term in office. One in three Americans believe he can do no wrong.

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By my calculations (though I’m no accountant), 1/3 is not a majority.

Though he has an extremely loyal base, he has also created a great rift on the Republican side. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Party refused to nominate him as their candidate. He’s political cyanide for many in Congress.

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darth_ender said:

By my calculations (though I’m no accountant), 1/3 is not a majority.

Though he has an extremely loyal base, he has also created a great rift on the Republican side. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Party refused to nominate him as their candidate. He’s political cyanide for many in Congress.

I believe the people in the GOP who oppose Trump will end up losing their primaries to more extremist candidates in 2018. Plus, the GOP won’t be facing an uphill battle like the democrats will be in the election: there are about 20 seats at stake, and half of them are in red states. So when the new congress convenes in 2019 talks of impeachment will be dead, or at the very least removal will be impossible with 60 senators loyal to Trump.

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generalfrevious said:

Trump is never going to be impeached. In fact, I’m betting that in 2018 he is going to get a filibuster-proof senate and in 2020 win a second term in office. One in three Americans believe he can do no wrong.

History seems to show that when a President has low approval ratings, it often does not bode well for his party in Congress getting reelected.

Also, in 2020, he will likely not be running against Hillary Clinton. If Trump had run against Sanders, it would be a different story than running against her. And if you remember, he did not win the popular vote. Winning the electoral vote but not the popular vote is not that common. Plenty of people hated them both during the general election, but if the Democrats can find someone who is not despised equally as much as Trump then they have a decent shot at winning in 2020.

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chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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generalfrevious said:

I believe the people in the GOP who oppose Trump will end up losing their primaries to more extremist candidates in 2018. Plus, the GOP won’t be facing an uphill battle like the democrats will be in the election: there are about 20 seats at stake, and half of them are in red states. So when the new congress convenes in 2019 talks of impeachment will be dead, or at the very least removal will be impossible with 60 senators loyal to Trump.

But the Tea Party was popular back in the day because they were not part of the the status quo. Now they are. Trump was elected for similar reasons the Tea Party was a decade ago: people wanted to shake up the government. But now the Tea Party has been around long enough that people are equally sick of them. Ted Cruz is a Tea Partier and he filibustered and shut the government down. The people don’t want that. That’s why Ted Cruz lost the primary.

People didn’t vote in Trump because he’s extremist. They voted him in because he’s different. If the Democrats can only find some vanilla nobody, then that isn’t going to cut it because people are seeking change.

You have to remember that Barack Obama did get elected. Twice, and by a large margin both times. And we still had racists and white supremacists back then as well. So to say that, because Trump supports will continue to support him, it will single-handedly win the election–that is overlooking other factors involved that lost him the popular vote or won the vote for Obama.

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chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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chyron8472 said:

generalfrevious said:

Trump is never going to be impeached. In fact, I’m betting that in 2018 he is going to get a filibuster-proof senate and in 2020 win a second term in office. One in three Americans believe he can do no wrong.

History seems to show that when a President has low approval ratings, it often does not bode well for his party in Congress getting reelected.

Also, in 2020, he will likely not be running against Hillary Clinton. If Trump had run against Sanders, it would be a different story than running against her. And if you remember, he did not win the popular vote. Winning the electoral vote but not the popular vote is not that common. Plenty of people hated them both during the general election, but if the Democrats can find someone who is not despised equally as much as Trump then they have a decent shot at winning in 2020.

Trump can easily win the electoral college again in 2020, as long as he can maintain loyalty among that one third, who spread out among 25 states. The GOP has a clear geographical advantage over the democrats, whose base is concentrated in large cities in half a dozen states. By 2020 any potential democratic voters in red and swing states will be completely disenfranchised by the GOP, and a judiciary appointed by Trump to rule in favor of gerrymandering and stricter voter ID laws. The democrats will not be able to get their act together to avoid defeat in 2018, let alone 2020; therefore this country is a de-facto one party state. Trump won’t have to do anything, and he will still be respected just on the impotence of the other side alone.

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But again, Trump will not bring the coal industry back. He can’t. The energy industry isn’t going that way. He can’t continue to win the favor of the rust belt when they can look at his record and see that he didn’t do squat for them. When he got elected, they thought he might; or at least thought there was a better chance he would than that Hillary would. But he won’t, and in 3 years, they will see that.

He got elected in part as a protest candidate, but as an incumbent, he can’t do that. In 2016 he had no record other than being a businessman. But now he is a politician, and he can’t oppose the status quo when he is the status quo.

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chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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I would like to say that I appreciate a little more normalcy in your debate points, general. Though your view remains very pessimistic, it’s much more realistic in approach, and it’s more enjoyable engaging in conversation with you this way.

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darth_ender said:

I would like to say that I appreciate a little more normalcy in your debate points, general. Though your view remains very pessimistic, it’s much more realistic in approach, and it’s more enjoyable engaging in conversation with you this way.

I agree.

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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Ryan McAvoy said:

Warbler said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

TV’s Frink said:

Can we just assume you’re going to agree with everything he says so you can spare us 30 more posts with the same gif?

It is of course a loop of somebody determinedly clapping something they know is wrong out of arrogance.

bullsh**

It’s from Citizen Kane. The meme is a loop of Kane angrily clapping his wife’s terrible Opera performance, which he knew all along was going to be terrible, everybody told him she was terrible, she told him she was terrible but he’s too arrogant by that point to listen.

ok, perhaps I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about me determinedly clapping something I know to be wrong out of arrogance. If I was mistaken, I apologize.

Why it’s become a meme to indicate strong approval of something, rather than self-delusion, is anybodies guess.

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That is what people say, but I don’t seem to be able to see what others see in the movie.


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chyron8472 said:

But again, Trump will not bring the coal industry back. He can’t. The energy industry isn’t going that way. He can’t continue to win the favor of the rust belt when they can look at his record and see that he didn’t do squat for them. When he got elected, they thought he might; or at least thought there was a better chance he would than that Hillary would. But he won’t, and in 3 years, they will see that.

He got elected in part as a protest candidate, but as an incumbent, he can’t do that. In 2016 he had no record other than being a businessman. But now he is a politician, and he can’t oppose the status quo when he is the status quo.

Trump can distract his base from lack of industrial jobs by creating scapegoats such as immigrants, or the media, or the GOP establishment. He can just claim he was impeded in his agenda by the Washington elite and fake news. It wouldn’t be hard for him to get reelected as long as he keeps that one third loyal to him for the next three years.

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TV’s Frink said:

Another resignation letter with a first-letter-of-each-paragraph message.

The first one of these that spells out eat my shorts gets a medal. 😉

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