I am a long time Trump hater, always have been, even called myself a Nevertrumper until he won and it looked silly, and I assure you that my view that he is being rude and should give up is driven entirely by the merits and strongly confirms my view of Trump.
Some wags of course will be tempted to speculate that I just started with my bias and then lazily ported it to this new context, as I've been doing for the past four years. Not so: my hatred of Trump proves I can evaluate him in an unbiased way
Dissimilar from all those so-called "conservatives" who care for trifles such as, "ever winning an election."
I mean look guys I'm a long time Republican, love winning but that Trump guy, as I've always said, him trying to win now just proves he is an uncouth loser. Finally there's proof of what I suspected this whole time!
The nice thing is this applies equally to many people. More efficient without picking a specific fight for no reason.

If you have conventional, viz elite-rewarded, biases, such as ORANGE MAN BAD, you're apt to be unable to think past them, since a component of your social circle is that your biases are reinforced with praise.
By contrast, if you run in elite circles and, say, say anything positive about Trump, you'll find yourself assailed by critics and skeptics.

That is why Nevertrumpers tend to fare so poorly in arguments about Trump.
But it's okay, fellas. I share many of your concerns about Trump, the imperial presidency, etc., but have got my own weird biases that have no social sanction, so when I'm about, you can walk confidently knowing your blind spot is covered.

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20 Nov
This Tweet makes me like Sarah Cooper considerably more, since she's at least forthright and honest that she is looking to have scary possibilities explained away.
More people (men in particular) could stand to learn the trick of just blurting out what they are feeling, rather than coming up with some elaborate rationalization.
(I enjoy thinking about weird and upsetting things, but it seems most do not share that preference.)
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People seem to still not grok that the way the MSM lies is typically not through overt untruth, but by framing and selecting stories. You can tell a frame is on when everybody frames the story in the same artificial way in order to further some point.
this was like the "who shot first, Han or Greedo" debate for the mid-Trump generation (time moves 20 years per year now)

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The craziest conspiracy theory that I think might be true is that Trump somehow had gotten reliable info on Obama's birth certificate, but people under Brennan's direction hacked the social security website to insert the certificate of live birth.
Completely nuts, of course, but it makes so much sense from a story perspective—Trump's birther kick was truly strange, even for him, and I don't think anybody expected him to take things this far after Obama humiliated him at the WHCD.
And there are enough circumstance elements to at least give the story a proper Oliver Stone treatment.
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20 Nov
The nice thing about Trump is that he's got the amoral playing-to-win quality of the left without the patina of compassion and woolly universalist values that makes the left ineffective at winning consistently.
I read a Tweet the other day along the lines of, "well yes, but if Trump wins in the Supreme Court and disenfranchises the people it won't be a real win," and I laughed, and I laughed, and I laughed.
It's irrelevant to me if Trump cares about me; in public life, judge by actions, play against pieces. Personally, I don't think he's nearly as narcissistic as he play-acts (he's been self-consciously branding himself for a long time), but matters little.

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No evidence!
Decided to make the thread w/ more appropriate people, ty @Bugs_Meany and my pardons to --.
So as I was saying: since there's currently no evidence, it will surely be highly persuasive if even one piece of evidence is produced!
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