• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
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At the very end, he says, "That's what this new Democratic Party is about."
Did I hear that correctly?
Eric Holder just said they are now the party of violence?

The Democratic party has moved so far left they will only have the crazy folks... People with any sense will WalkAway by the droves.
 

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CNN Takes Denigration of Free Thinking Black People New Levels of Vile Condescension…
Posted on October 10, 2018by sundance

There are times when the perspectives of bitter, vile and shallow people are displayed in such a manner that it becomes difficult to find words to describe them. This video excerpt from a CNN panel discussing Kanye West is one of those indescribable examples.

I can’t even fathom how this level of toxic hatred, combined with a race-based attack, is aired and presented on a network television show in modern times. This is the face of the real democrat party apparatus when you remove their hoods. However, Take race out of the equation for a moment…

Think about this CNN panel segment from the perspective gleefully denigrating and attempting to humiliate another person, any person, simply because you disagree with their views on any issue. Laughing as they each try to one-up each other in the level of belittlement.

The participants should be ashamed, but they won’t be. They should apologize for their belittling commentary, but they won’t. CNN should be ostracized for their vile, condescending and openly aired hatred; but they likely don’t even see the scale of their inhumanity.

This is CNN, and the face of the modern political left:

 

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CNN Takes Denigration of Free Thinking Black People New Levels of Vile Condescension…
Posted on October 10, 2018by sundance

There are times when the perspectives of bitter, vile and shallow people are displayed in such a manner that it becomes difficult to find words to describe them. This video excerpt from a CNN panel discussing Kanye West is one of those indescribable examples.

I can’t even fathom how this level of toxic hatred, combined with a race-based attack, is aired and presented on a network television show in modern times. This is the face of the real democrat party apparatus when you remove their hoods. However, Take race out of the equation for a moment…

Think about this CNN panel segment from the perspective gleefully denigrating and attempting to humiliate another person, any person, simply because you disagree with their views on any issue. Laughing as they each try to one-up each other in the level of belittlement.

The participants should be ashamed, but they won’t be. They should apologize for their belittling commentary, but they won’t. CNN should be ostracized for their vile, condescending and openly aired hatred; but they likely don’t even see the scale of their inhumanity.

This is CNN, and the face of the modern political left:

The only thing worse than a progressive negro is a progressive, self hating white communist feminazi
 
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Maybe it's so simple as he wants 80% market share and not the 10% of crazies.
 

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San Francisco school board president drops Pledge of Allegiance in favor of quotes from acclaimed black authors Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison and gay pioneer Harvey Milk in response to Trump 'attacking our liberties'

  • Stevon Cook skipped the Pledge of Allegiance on Tuesday before a school board meeting and instead read a quote from poet Maya Angelou
  • Harvey Milk, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin among the great Americans who will have their remarks recited by Cook at the next meeting
  • Cook noted that he removed this ceremonial exercise at a time when the Trump administration 'has been attacking our liberties'
  • 'We should stand for because those ideals are important to me. To speak them is another thing,' said Cook
  • 'There are a lot of ways to express gratitude and appreciation for the country and its citizens. This is how I plan to do that,' said Cook
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...edge-Allegiance-favor-Maya-Angelou-quote.html
 

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CNN Takes Denigration of Free Thinking Black People New Levels of Vile Condescension…
Posted on October 10, 2018by sundance

There are times when the perspectives of bitter, vile and shallow people are displayed in such a manner that it becomes difficult to find words to describe them. This video excerpt from a CNN panel discussing Kanye West is one of those indescribable examples.

I can’t even fathom how this level of toxic hatred, combined with a race-based attack, is aired and presented on a network television show in modern times. This is the face of the real democrat party apparatus when you remove their hoods. However, Take race out of the equation for a moment…

Think about this CNN panel segment from the perspective gleefully denigrating and attempting to humiliate another person, any person, simply because you disagree with their views on any issue. Laughing as they each try to one-up each other in the level of belittlement.

The participants should be ashamed, but they won’t be. They should apologize for their belittling commentary, but they won’t. CNN should be ostracized for their vile, condescending and openly aired hatred; but they likely don’t even see the scale of their inhumanity.

This is CNN, and the face of the modern political left:

The prog/comm/soc's & cnn(the same beast) are showing their true racist selves. I'm surprised they're not wearing white pointy hats as they "report."
Too bad many will still believe the lies.
 

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WHITE LIBERALS on MSNBC Suffer Meltdown After Kanye West Praises President Trump in Oval Office (VIDEO)
by Jim Hoft October 11, 2018


Poor MSNBC. They looked like they were going to throw up.
White liberals on MSNBC suffered a meltdown Thursday after Kanye West met with President Trump in the White House.




MNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle spiraled into hysteria after Kanye West’s visit with President Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday.
Ruhle: If you think you’re going to get a thoughtful analysis, you’re not! Because that was an assault on our White House.

elshi: We’re not because you can’t even analyze some of the stuff that was said… That was crazy. That was bonkers…​
Ruhle: When he said the reason he was drawn to MAGA is because of “male power.”​
Velshi: When he put that cap on he felt like a guy who could play catch with his kid.​
Via Benny Johnson:
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Crying at this MSNBC meltdown reaction to Kanye West in the Oval Office.

"That was an assault on our White House!"

Hosts spiral into hysteria over how MAGA is male dominated and means white supremacy?

Literal lol.
1:47 PM - Oct 11, 2018

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1050442803745042432

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/20...praises-president-trump-in-oval-office-video/
 

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At least there was evidence. Unlike Lying Ford.
I hear in wake of the recent political fiasco Ford is coming out with a new car model, the Spread Eagle VII. It has two trunks and removable spectacles for the headlights.
 

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He wont get bail...The judge refused..Im betting he is flipping on Sheila Jackson Lee, and the judge wants him in protective custody




Democrat Doxxer Jackson Cosko Had Cocaine and Meth – May Have Been High on Capitol Hill
October 11, 2018, 10:31 am by Jim Hoft 0 Comments

Last Wednesday, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for “allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators.”
But it was worse than we thought.

Accused doxxer 27-year-old Jackson Cosko threatened to leak Republican Senators’ children’s health information if any witnesses dared go to the authorities about his criminal activities.

But now there are questions about his employment status. Julie Gunlock at American Greatness uggested last weekend Cosko was being paid as a fellow from an outside liberal group.

Earlier this week Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of D.C. to continue to be held without bond. No additional court dates were set.


And now this…
Investigators found cocaine and methamphetamine during a search of his belongings.

Via American Lookout:

Prosecutors revealed investigators found cocaine and methamphetamine during a search of his things, and speculated he may have been under the influence when, according to police, he used his government credentials to post personal information of some lawmakers, and broke into a senator’s office while threatening to release other information.​
Those threats seemed to worry Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson, who ordered him held without bond, rejecting his lawyers’ please that he be released on strict conditions.​



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Democrat Doxxer Jackson Cosko Had Cocaine and Meth – May Have Been High on Capitol Hill
October 11, 2018, 10:31 am by Jim Hoft 0 Comments

Last Wednesday, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for “allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators.”
But it was worse than we thought.

Accused doxxer 27-year-old Jackson Cosko threatened to leak Republican Senators’ children’s health information if any witnesses dared go to the authorities about his criminal activities.

But now there are questions about his employment status. Julie Gunlock at American Greatness uggested last weekend Cosko was being paid as a fellow from an outside liberal group.

Earlier this week Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of D.C. to continue to be held without bond. No additional court dates were set.


And now this…
Investigators found cocaine and methamphetamine during a search of his belongings.

Via American Lookout:

Prosecutors revealed investigators found cocaine and methamphetamine during a search of his things, and speculated he may have been under the influence when, according to police, he used his government credentials to post personal information of some lawmakers, and broke into a senator’s office while threatening to release other information.​
Those threats seemed to worry Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson, who ordered him held without bond, rejecting his lawyers’ please that he be released on strict conditions.​



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Self doxxing is the new cool.
 

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Look who he worked for. Things just ain't going that great for the demonrats.


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I love how they were digging our graves as we sat in curiosity and contempt only to watch them lose their footing and fall TF in. HA HA! Losers.
 

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WHITE LIBERALS on MSNBC Suffer Meltdown After Kanye West Praises President Trump in Oval Office (VIDEO)
by Jim Hoft October 11, 2018


Poor MSNBC. They looked like they were going to throw up.
White liberals on MSNBC suffered a meltdown Thursday after Kanye West met with President Trump in the White House.




MNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle spiraled into hysteria after Kanye West’s visit with President Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday.
Ruhle: If you think you’re going to get a thoughtful analysis, you’re not! Because that was an assault on our White House.

elshi: We’re not because you can’t even analyze some of the stuff that was said… That was crazy. That was bonkers…​
Ruhle: When he said the reason he was drawn to MAGA is because of “male power.”​
Velshi: When he put that cap on he felt like a guy who could play catch with his kid.​
Via Benny Johnson:
Benny
@bennyjohnson


Crying at this MSNBC meltdown reaction to Kanye West in the Oval Office.

"That was an assault on our White House!"

Hosts spiral into hysteria over how MAGA is male dominated and means white supremacy?

Literal lol.
1:47 PM - Oct 11, 2018

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1050442803745042432

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/20...praises-president-trump-in-oval-office-video/
The racists at cnn, pmsnbc , etc....don't like it when their blacks leave the plantation.
 

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San Francisco school board president drops Pledge of Allegiance in favor of quotes from acclaimed black authors Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison and gay pioneer Harvey Milk in response to Trump 'attacking our liberties'

  • Stevon Cook skipped the Pledge of Allegiance on Tuesday before a school board meeting and instead read a quote from poet Maya Angelou
  • Harvey Milk, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin among the great Americans who will have their remarks recited by Cook at the next meeting
  • Cook noted that he removed this ceremonial exercise at a time when the Trump administration 'has been attacking our liberties'
  • 'We should stand for because those ideals are important to me. To speak them is another thing,' said Cook
  • 'There are a lot of ways to express gratitude and appreciation for the country and its citizens. This is how I plan to do that,' said Cook
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...edge-Allegiance-favor-Maya-Angelou-quote.html
San Francisco is not in America anyway so I don't think America cares what they do!
 

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The racists at cnn, pmsnbc , etc....don't like it when their blacks leave the plantation.
Racists indeed! How is it that the black inner city ghetto dwellers are sitting still for this kind of disrespect from the media? I thought they took a dim view of others, white, black, green or blue, disrespecting them in general!
 

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  • Harvey Milk, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin among the great Americans who will have their remarks recited by Cook at the next meeting
Boy, that was a while ago. It reminds me of the joke...

Q: "What did Dan White say after shooting Mayor Moscone?"
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A: "Time for Milk!"
 

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Trans inmate jailed for Wakefield prison sex offences

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Image copyright Facebook Image caption Karen White must serve a minimum of nine years for rape, sexual assault and wounding
A transgender prisoner who sexually assaulted two inmates at a women's jail and had previously raped two other women has been given a life sentence.
Karen White attacked two women in 2017 while on remand at HMP New Hall, in Wakefield, for other offences.
White, 52, who is transitioning, was described as a "predator" who was a danger to women and children.
She must serve a minimum of nine-and-a-half years for rape, sexual assault and wounding, Leeds Crown Court was told.
The court heard White, who was born male and now identifies as a woman, used her "transgender persona" to put herself in contact with vulnerable women.
Image copyright Humphrey Bolton Image caption Karen White admitted two counts of sexual touching at New Hall Prison, Wakefield
Passing sentence, Judge Christopher Batty said: "You are a predator and highly manipulative and in my view you are a danger.
"You represent a significant risk of serious harm to children, to women and to the general public."
White was on remand at HMP New Hall for other offences when she attacked the two women between September and October last year.
She was moved to a male prison after pleading guilty to the offences in September.
She also is highly unlikely to be moved back into a women's prison due to the risk she poses even if she were to be legally declared a woman, the BBC understands.
The court heard White has previous convictions for indecent assault, indecent exposure and gross indecency involving children, violence and dishonesty.
Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Karen White was born Stephen Wood and is transitioning
Prosecutor Christopher Dunn told the court: "She is allegedly a transgender female.
"The prosecution say allegedly because there's smatterings of evidence in this case that the defendant's approach to transitioning has been less than committed.
"The prosecution suggest the reason for the lack of commitment towards transitioning is so the defendant can use a transgender persona to put herself in contact with vulnerable persons she can then abuse."
White, who was born Stephen Wood and is originally from the Manchester area, was first arrested last August after attacking a 66-year-old neighbour with a steak-knife in Mytholmroyd.
While on remand at HMP New Hall, she began gender re-alignment, wearing a wig, make-up and false breasts.
She also admitted to probation officers she was sexually interested in children and could abuse a child and "think nothing of it".
'Spiked drink'
The two counts of rape did not come to light until one of the victims came forward after White wrote to her from prison.
The woman, in her 20s, said White had violently raped her five or six times between January and December 2016, after meeting at a psychiatric unit in West Yorkshire.
Investigators also discovered White had raped a woman in 2003 when she was two months pregnant.
The court heard White attacked her after spiking her drink with vodka until she passed out.
White was arrested but no information was given in court as to why he was not prosecuted at the time.
A Prison Service spokesman said: "We apologise sincerely for the mistakes which were made in this case.
"While we work to manage all prisoners, including those who are transgender, sensitively and in line with the law, we are clear that the safety of all prisoners must be our absolute priority."
Det Insp David Rogerson said: "White has pleaded guilty to a number of serious sexual offences which span many years.
"We are pleased to see White appropriately sentenced by the courts for what are very serious offences."
 

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When is a Mob not a Mob? – When Democrats Realize Their “Mob” is Destroying Their Mid-term Hopes…
Posted on October 11, 2018by sundance

The Democrat party intentionally made a choice to embrace socialism and far-left Marxist ideology in an effort to fuel their political goals. Tom Perez, current head of the DNC, has a life of activism and assembly for just these purposes. However, the predictable risk and consequence of that decision is really simple; a loss of control over the mob.

With four weeks left before the mid-term elections, the modern democrat mob is now so highly visible, and so filled with toxic/violence and rage, it has become a liability….

The only thing the media can do to assist their party is to downplay the mob and pretend it doesn’t exist; that’s the currently urgent narrative.

Cue the audio visual:


The far-left is really the authentic democrat base under various names. Before there were Democrat Socialists it was the Antifa mob, Revolution Communism (RevCom), the Black lives Matter mob, the Dream Defenders mob, the Occupy Wall Street mob, Anarchists, the Weather Underground, the KKK, etc. ….it is all the same political leadership.




Occupy Wall Street 2011







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Calls for CNN host Don Lemon to be FIRED after he blasts Kanye's Oval Office meeting with Trump as a 'minstrel show', says the rapper's mother would be 'rolling in her grave' and laughed as CNN panel dubbed West the President's 'token negro'

  • CNN host Don Lemon blasted Kanye West on The Situation Room on Thursday
  • Lemon heavily criticized West for his Oval Office meeting with Trump
  • The political host said the rapper embarrassed himself and the African American community during his meeting with the president
  • He said: 'This was an embarrassment. Kanye's mother is rolling over in her grave'
  • He criticized West's use of the F-word and urged him to be educated on issues
  • Lemon also criticized Trump for inviting West to exploit his fame and popularity
  • On CNN Tonight Lemon defended his minstrel comment: 'I'm just telling the truth. If you ask African-American, they'll tell you the exact same thing'
  • West lunched with Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka, and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown at White House on Thursday to discuss African American employment
  • During meeting West ranted about how the MAGA hat makes him feel like a superhero and urged for the 13th amendment to be abolished

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...Trumps-Oval-Office-meeting-minstrel-show.html
 

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Calls for CNN host Don Lemon to be FIRED after he blasts Kanye's Oval Office meeting with Trump as a 'minstrel show', says the rapper's mother would be 'rolling in her grave' and laughed as CNN panel dubbed West the President's 'token negro'

  • CNN host Don Lemon blasted Kanye West on The Situation Room on Thursday
  • Lemon heavily criticized West for his Oval Office meeting with Trump
  • The political host said the rapper embarrassed himself and the African American community during his meeting with the president
  • He said: 'This was an embarrassment. Kanye's mother is rolling over in her grave'
  • He criticized West's use of the F-word and urged him to be educated on issues
  • Lemon also criticized Trump for inviting West to exploit his fame and popularity
  • On CNN Tonight Lemon defended his minstrel comment: 'I'm just telling the truth. If you ask African-American, they'll tell you the exact same thing'
  • West lunched with Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka, and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown at White House on Thursday to discuss African American employment
  • During meeting West ranted about how the MAGA hat makes him feel like a superhero and urged for the 13th amendment to be abolished

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...Trumps-Oval-Office-meeting-minstrel-show.html
Damn straight he ought to be fired, and blacklisted.
We have to put a stop to these prime time hate spewing racists.


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Omg yes. We must all align our very existence with her thoughts and wishes

One thing I enjoy is the ever present deflectionist that tasks one with "you silly people see the communists everywhere"

Well we do because they are there, and, we have a shitload of proof, from their own words and action, that the end goal of the communists is world domination via acceptance and genocide through gulag
 

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THE LEFT - AN UNHINGED MOB

 

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The racists at cnn, pmsnbc , etc....don't like it when their blacks leave the plantation.
The left losses are going to mount until they snowball and roll for a long long time.
At that point we will have to keep our leaders focused and not allow them to back off until there is nothing left of the left.
"First we bomb them to rubble. Then we bomb the rubble."


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Trump May Not Be Crazy, But the Rest of Us Are Getting There Fast
Psychologists’ couches are filling up as Americans seek relief from Trump Anxiety Disorder.


By JOHN F. HARRIS and SARAH ZIMMERMAN


October 12, 201

CNN before love-making is not his idea of a turn-on.

But she can hardly turn it off—engrossed as she is in the latest unnerving gyrations of Washington.


Who else to blame but Donald Trump? A president who excites hot feelings in many quarters has cooled them considerably in the bedroom of a Philadelphia couple, who sought counseling in part because the agitated state of American politics was causing strain in their marriage.

The couple’s story was relayed to POLITICO by their therapist on condition of anonymity. But their travails, according to national surveys and interviews with mental health professionals, are not as anomalous as one might suppose. Even when symptoms are not sexual in nature, there is abundant evidence that Trump and his daily uproars are galloping into the inner life of millions of Americans.

During normal times, therapists say, their sessions deal with familiar themes: relationships, self-esteem, everyday coping. Current events don’t usually invade. But numerous counselors said Trump and his convulsive effect on America’s national conversation is giving politics a prominence on the psychologist’s couch not seen since the months after 9/11—another moment in which events were frightening in a way that had widespread emotional consequences.

Empirical data bolsters the anecdotal reports from practitioners. The American Psychiatric Association in a May survey found that 39 percent of people said their anxiety level had risen over the previous year—and 56 percent were either “extremely anxious” or “somewhat anxious about “the impact of politics on daily life.” A 2017 study found two-thirds of Americans’ see the nation’s future as a “very or somewhat significant source of stress.”

These findings suggest the political-media community has things backwards when it comes to Trump and mental health.

For two years or more, commentators have been cross-referencing observations of presidential behavior with the official APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’s definition of narcissistic personality disorder. Journalists have compared contemporary video of Trump with interviews from the 1980s for signs of possible cognitive decline. And even some people on his own team, according to books and news reports, have been reading up on the process of presidential removal under the 25thAmendment of the Constitution—fueled by suspicions that the president’s allegedly erratic and undeniably precedent-shattering approach to the Oval Office may prove eventually to be a case of non compos mentis.

A more plausible interpretation, in the view of some psychological experts, is that Trump has been cultivating, adapting and prospering from his distinctive brand of provocation, brinkmanship, and self-drama for the past 72 years. What we’re seeing is merely the president’s own definition of normal. It is only the audience who finds the performance disorienting.


Trump gestures during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas on December 15, 2015. | AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK
In other words: He’s not crazy, but the rest of us are getting there fast.

Jennifer Panning, a psychologist from Evanston, Illinois, calls the phenomenon “Trump Anxiety Disorder.” She wrote a chapter on it in a collection by mental health experts called “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.” In an interview, she said the disorder is marked by such symptoms as “increased worry, obsessive thought patterns, muscle tension and obsessive preoccupation with the news.”

A study from the market research firm Galileo also found that, in the first 100 days after Trump’s election, 40 percent of people said they “can no longer have open and honest conversations with some friends or family members.” Nearly a quarter of respondents said their political views have hurt their personal relationships.

This goes beyond office arguments or the Thanksgiving gathering in which some cousin or in-law drinks too much and someone storms out after the diner-table conversation turns to politics. Even the closest daily relationships can suffer.

The Philadelphia couple who found Trump had a detumescent effect on their love life weren’t arguing about the president, said their therapist, Cynthia Baum-Baicker. They were just coping with shared distress in different ways. Information for many people reduces anxiety, and so TV news was a kind of psychic tether for the wife.

“I remember the husband basically said, ‘If you ever want to be intimate again, you’ll turn the TV off in the bedroom. I can’t have that man present and listen to him and feel any sense of arousal,’” said Baum-Baicker.

Some of the explanation for Trump’s effect lies not just in psychology but in political theory. In countries like the United Kingdom the head of state (the queen) and the head of government (the prime minister) are separate roles. In the United States they are one. In an era of media saturation presidents tend to be omnipresent figures. And even polarizing figures like Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma City bombing or George W. Bush after 9/11 served as national consolers—suggesting how people subconsciously assign an almost parental role to the presidency.

Trump’s relentless self-aggrandizement, under this interpretation, makes him less a national father than adolescent at large.

“Authority figures represent the parent, [so] President Trump seats in the seat of parent for all Americans,” said Baum-Baicker. “So now, my ‘father figure’ is a bully, is an authoritarian who doesn’t believe in studying and doing homework. ... [Rather than reassurance] he creates uncertainty.”

Even Trump supporters are not insulated from this modern age of anxiety.

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, who practices psychotherapy in the nation’s capital, said she “doesn’t view it as a party-specific thing.”

“Conservatives are hurting, too,” she said. “I view this anxiety as collective in a very strong sense. They’re hurting in part because they feel they don’t have permission to share their real views, or they feel conflicted because they agree with things that the president is doing but they’re uncomfortable with his language and tactics.... And they feel alienated and isolated from friends and family who differ from their views, as if there’s not permission to view it in a different way in D.C.”

Nearly every interview with psychologists returned to the theme of “gaslighting”—the ability of manipulative people to make those around them question their mental grip.

Trump daily goes to war on behalf of his own factual universe, with what conservative commentator George F. Will this week called “breezy indifference to reality.”

Examples include false boasts on the size of his inauguration crowd; his denunciation of unfavorable stories as “fake news”; the assertion that an investigation into his campaign which has already produced multiple criminal convictions is “a hoax.” Some people can’t just roll their eyes at obvious bullshit—they experience an assault on truth at a more profound psychic level.

“Gaslighting is essentially a tactic used by abusive personalities to make the abused person feel as though they’re not experiencing reality, or that it’s made up or false,” said Dominic Sisti, a behavioral health care expert at the University of Pennsylvania who penned an article with Baum-Baicker on Trump’s effect on stress. “The only reality one can trust is one that is defined by the abuser. Trump does this on a daily basis—he lies, uses ambiguities, demonizes the press. It’s a macroscopic version of an abusive relationship.”

When people are frightened by erratic behavior and worry what’s coming next in any arena of life, said Panning, that creates an extraordinary amount of anxiety and often a feeling of dread.”

Even Washington actors in the Trump dramas aren’t immune. A recent New York Times story alleged that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speculated about invoking the 25th Amendment and considered wearing an FBI wire in a meeting with Trump in an attempt to catch him obstructing justice. The story cited unnamed associates saying Rosenstein was behaving “erratically” and that he appeared to be “conflicted, regretful, and emotional.”

The recent Brett Kavanaugh hearings revealed many others in public roles behaving out of sorts—full of red-faced rants that left some partisans cheering but struck others as unhinged. Legal activist Ed Whelan was widely described in news reports as a temperamentally sober-minded guy. But he took a leave of absence from his NGO, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, after combing through online floor plans and Google Maps to suggest, without evidence, that Kavanaugh’s accuser had him confused with someone else Whelan identified by name. His statement of apology said he made “an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment.”

But therapists say today’s political conditions are ripe to send people of all partisan, ideological and cultural stripes to the emotional edge.

“Human beings hate two things,” said Michael Dulchin, a New York psychiatrist who has seen Trump anxiety in his practice. One is “to look to the future and think you don’t have enough energy to succeed and live up to your expectations. The other is to not be able to predict the environment.”

Put these together, he said, and the psychological result is virtually inevitable: “Anxiety and depression.”
 

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The left losses are going to mount until they snowball and roll for a long long time.
At that point we will have to keep our leaders focused and not allow them to back off until there is nothing left of the left.
"First we bomb them to rubble. Then we bomb the rubble."


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....and then we piss on the rubble

 

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Now I have heard it all

Trump May Not Be Crazy, But the Rest of Us Are Getting There Fast
Psychologists’ couches are filling up as Americans seek relief from Trump Anxiety Disorder.


By JOHN F. HARRIS and SARAH ZIMMERMAN
That is beautiful! What the article fails to mention though is that the people President Trump is pushing over the edge are the 20% that already is/has been batshit crazy, already on mental drugs and were already in therapy.

They were already nuts, now they're more nuts? Okee dokeee!


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