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(Talking Points Memo)   "I believe the people of this country are smart. And I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent," says man who apparently learned nothing from his own election   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2020-04-30 12:57:46 PM  
People of this country are not smart.
People of this country have never been smart.
 
2020-04-30 1:04:21 PM  
But I thought he loved the poorly educated?
 
2020-04-30 1:06:34 PM  
I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent

Never was there a clearer example of "every accusation is a confession".

I can't believe he said that without smugly thinking, "The idiots don't even know I'm incompetent. I've got them all fooled."
 
2020-04-30 1:12:40 PM  
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2020-04-30 1:17:51 PM  
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals, and you know it.

Although upon further review, it really farking depends on the person.
 
2020-04-30 1:56:32 PM  
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2020-04-30 1:59:39 PM  
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2020-04-30 2:01:20 PM  
Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable
 
2020-04-30 2:07:25 PM  
The people of this country did not put an incompetent man into office, the electoral college did.
 
2020-04-30 2:07:59 PM  

Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable


Poor Massengil. How difficult is it to live when you're so disabled? I'd have offed myself by now if it were me.
 
2020-04-30 2:08:38 PM  
Americans aren't smart. That's why they decided that a touchy-feely guy in cognitive decline who trips over his own words was the best possible candidate to defeat Trump. Americans also think Bud Light is the most popular beer, and that McDonald's is the best restaurant. Just because you have a consensus doesn't mean you're smart, or right. Which has become abundantly clear with our electoral system.
 
2020-04-30 2:09:14 PM  
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public.
 
2020-04-30 2:12:30 PM  

Weatherkiss: Americans aren't smart. That's why they decided that a touchy-feely guy in cognitive decline who trips over his own words was the best possible candidate to defeat Trump. Americans also think Bud Light is the most popular beer, and that McDonald's is the best restaurant. Just because you have a consensus doesn't mean you're smart, or right. Which has become abundantly clear with our electoral system.


Whatever you do, you must cast doubt on the entire system. All of it. The government is useless. The schools are failing. The media is the enemy. Trust no one. Doubt everything you know. Listen to the party. The party is always right. Drink bleach.
 
2020-04-30 2:13:27 PM  

Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable


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2020-04-30 2:14:20 PM  
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2020-04-30 2:14:20 PM  

Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable


Those polls reflected how people felt between July 31st and Aug. 3rd. It's just that the voting took place in November.
 
2020-04-30 2:16:04 PM  
Never underestimate the stupidity of the donor class.
 
2020-04-30 2:17:30 PM  

wademh: Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable

Those polls reflected how people felt between July 31st and Aug. 3rd. It's just that the voting took place in November.


Premature cries of Hillary in a Landslide, caused apathy.

People assumed others would vote so they didn't have to.
 
2020-04-30 2:17:31 PM  

Weatherkiss: Americans aren't smart. That's why they decided that a touchy-feely guy in cognitive decline who trips over his own words was the best possible candidate to defeat Trump. Americans also think Bud Light is the most popular beer, and that McDonald's is the best restaurant. Just because you have a consensus doesn't mean you're smart, or right. Which has become abundantly clear with our electoral system.


Point well taken. From my position on the fence, 4 more years can't be that bad.
 
2020-04-30 2:17:55 PM  
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Set Projection to Ludicrous Speed!!!!
 
2020-04-30 2:21:43 PM  
Happy thoughts....

Biden wins by a land slide, and on January 21st when trump leaves the White House he is picked up for extradition to New York to stand trial, BWAHAHAHA!
 
2020-04-30 2:24:52 PM  

MrBallou: I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent

Never was there a clearer example of "every accusation is a confession".

I can't believe he said that without smugly thinking, "The idiots don't even know I'm incompetent. I've got them all fooled."


Nope. It never crosses his mind. Never. In his mind he is Zeus.
 
2020-04-30 2:26:46 PM  

Purple_Urkle: wademh: Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable

Those polls reflected how people felt between July 31st and Aug. 3rd. It's just that the voting took place in November.

Premature cries of Hillary in a Landslide, caused apathy.

People assumed others would vote so they didn't have to.


I heard Biden's going to win in a landslide.

/pass it on
 
2020-04-30 2:28:20 PM  

mrwknd: Happy thoughts....

Biden wins by a land slide, and on January 21st when trump leaves the White House he is picked up for extradition to New York to stand trial, BWAHAHAHA!


I wonder how many people'll be dead from this plague by then.
 
2020-04-30 2:28:33 PM  

fernt: Purple_Urkle: wademh: Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable

Those polls reflected how people felt between July 31st and Aug. 3rd. It's just that the voting took place in November.

Premature cries of Hillary in a Landslide, caused apathy.

People assumed others would vote so they didn't have to.

I heard Biden's going to win in a landslide.

/pass it on


Nah Trump's got this is the bag. You have nothing to worry about. Might as well sit back and enjoy the coast to victory in November.

The fake news media won't tell you this, but people think Trump is actually doing a good job.
 
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2020-04-30 2:33:06 PM  
Psst:  People of this country didn't put you in charge.
 
2020-04-30 2:37:08 PM  
I like that they used his indignant toddler photo pose in the article. It always commands such respect
 
2020-04-30 2:37:17 PM  
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2020-04-30 2:37:31 PM  
Americans have been much more lucky than smart throughout our history.
 
2020-04-30 2:41:39 PM  

Il Douchey: Just throw in the towel Donny, it's over

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/Trust the polls. The polls are reliable


And we have absolutely no new information about Trump since election day in 2016.
 
2020-04-30 2:42:49 PM  

MrBallou: I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent

Never was there a clearer example of "every accusation is a confession".

I can't believe he said that without smugly thinking, "The idiots don't even know I'm incompetent. I've got them all fooled."


He believes his own lies.
 
2020-04-30 2:44:40 PM  

KiwDaWabbit: Americans have been much more lucky than smart throughout our history.


I can believe that.

Lucky the native peoples of the lands they stole ... er settled were decimated by disease so they lacked the numbers to stand up to said settlers. Lucky that they had slavery as an economic system to build their initial wealth, lucky that all the European powers destroyed themselves twice in the span of 35 years, leaving the US as the strongest economic super power in the world. Lucky they have 2 oceans separating them from everyone else. Lucky the lie of the American Dream became a myth that brought millions of immigrants from Europe and Asia to the country, some of whom were geniuses.
 
2020-04-30 2:52:39 PM  

LL316: MrBallou: I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent

Never was there a clearer example of "every accusation is a confession".

I can't believe he said that without smugly thinking, "The idiots don't even know I'm incompetent. I've got them all fooled."

He believes his own lies.


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2020-04-30 2:55:46 PM  
That's some Thundercats level projection right there.

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2020-04-30 3:03:07 PM  

Nadie_AZ: KiwDaWabbit: Americans have been much more lucky than smart throughout our history.

I can believe that.

Lucky the native peoples of the lands they stole ... er settled were decimated by disease so they lacked the numbers to stand up to said settlers. Lucky that they had slavery as an economic system to build their initial wealth, lucky that all the European powers destroyed themselves twice in the span of 35 years, leaving the US as the strongest economic super power in the world. Lucky they have 2 oceans separating them from everyone else. Lucky the lie of the American Dream became a myth that brought millions of immigrants from Europe and Asia to the country, some of whom were geniuses.


Honestly, that's a lot of how life goes both in the macro and in the micro. The moment that any representative of our country tries to apologize for any of the above, it's characterized as "America hating". It stands to reason that if a person or a country is well off (even comparatively), it's much, much easier on the conscience to believe that it was 100% based upon merit and to disregard any fortuitous events that might have aided in the process. The problem with wholesale buying into the merit belief is that anyone who tries to point out things like systemic racial and economic inequality within our own borders is just a namby-pamby ivory tower elitist for suggesting that anyone might be in a certain situation that they don't deserve as humans because that's just not possible in their minds.

Some of it is a lack of intelligence, but I think that even more of it is indoctrination. The path of least resistance is just to not challenge their belief systems because they fear the potential revelations they might have. It's kind of funny how we generally "work hard" but don't bother to "think hard".

/YMMV
 
2020-04-30 3:05:00 PM  
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.
 
2020-04-30 3:23:24 PM  
I read this stupid quote of his the other day, and had to send it to a friend.
Oh the laughs we had.
Then the crying started.
 
2020-04-30 3:24:36 PM  

LL316: MrBallou: I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent

Never was there a clearer example of "every accusation is a confession".

I can't believe he said that without smugly thinking, "The idiots don't even know I'm incompetent. I've got them all fooled."

He believes his own lies.


Nah, this narcissistic type always has secret self-doubt eating away at them, and try desperately to hide it from everybody else. That's what all the bravado is about.
 
2020-04-30 3:25:19 PM  

wademh: Those polls reflected how people felt between July 31st and Aug. 3rd.


Is there any evidence of this?

HISTORICAL NOTE:
The idea of presidential polling was introduced by Gallup not as a way to predict the result of the election, but as a way to test how well his polling methodology worked.
 
2020-04-30 3:25:43 PM  
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American Electoral College.

The voters did just fine.
 
2020-04-30 3:45:36 PM  

MrBallou: I don't think that they will put a man in who's incompetent

Never was there a clearer example of "every accusation is a confession".

I can't believe he said that without smugly thinking, "The idiots don't even know I'm incompetent. I've got them all fooled."


Thing is, this will be his exact words election night when he loses, whether it be by a thin margin or a landslide.l
 
2020-04-30 3:49:20 PM  

SyphalisPhlaschly: The people of this country did not put an incompetent man into office, the electoral college did.


Uh, this. The slight majority of voters chose the right person.

We should really be mentioning it more. When some asshole goes on about the people having chosen President Sniveling Asshole, he/she should be reminded that the people chose Clinton.
 
2020-04-30 3:53:52 PM  

Klyukva: wademh: Those polls reflected how people felt between July 31st and Aug. 3rd.

Is there any evidence of this?

HISTORICAL NOTE:
The idea of presidential polling was introduced by Gallup not as a way to predict the result of the election, but as a way to test how well his polling methodology worked.


What the heck does that question even mean?
The evidence that the referenced poll was how people felt between July 31 and Aug. 3rd is that is when the poll was taken.
The evidence that the election was in November is rather obvious. Similarly, it is obvious that polling data changed between those dates.

So what is your question even trying ask? Evidence of what?
 
2020-04-30 4:22:10 PM  
*spittake*
 
2020-04-30 4:25:05 PM  
People who are not smart, who have never been smart, who have always been told that they are stupid, will slavishly follow anyone who comes along and tells them that they ARE smart.

It's a cult thing - give these people a family, a group, a place where they are accepted, then send them out into the world to be rejected and they will return to the safe environment you have created.
 
2020-04-30 4:58:48 PM  

wademh: So what is your question even trying ask? Evidence of what?


Evidence that the result of the poll accurately reflected general opinion at the time of the poll.
 
2020-04-30 5:34:49 PM  

Klyukva: wademh: So what is your question even trying ask? Evidence of what?

Evidence that the result of the poll accurately reflected general opinion at the time of the poll.


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2020-04-30 7:57:31 PM  

Ginnungagap42: Never underestimate the stupidity of the American Electoral College.

The voters did just fine.


It is not stupidity.
It is proven outcome control to assure the unwashed masses do not overtake the controls of the wealthy.
 
2020-05-01 12:41:23 AM  

wademh: Klyukva: wademh: So what is your question even trying ask? Evidence of what?

Evidence that the result of the poll accurately reflected general opinion at the time of the poll.

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The statistics that let polls extrapolate population characteristics from a sample hold only as long as the samples are being drawn uniformly from the target population. Sampling is easier to get wrong than to get right, and in fact every polling organization knows its sampling has flaws. They deal with this either by hoping the flaws are too minor to matter or by applying various in-house techniques to try to minimize them. The question isn't whether the concept of polling is valid, it's whether those specific polls were valid. Since you've replied twice like this, I'm giving it 50/50 whether your failure to understand is deliberate.
 
2020-05-01 6:17:27 AM  

Klyukva: wademh: Klyukva: wademh: So what is your question even trying ask? Evidence of what?

Evidence that the result of the poll accurately reflected general opinion at the time of the poll.

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The statistics that let polls extrapolate population characteristics from a sample hold only as long as the samples are being drawn uniformly from the target population. Sampling is easier to get wrong than to get right, and in fact every polling organization knows its sampling has flaws. They deal with this either by hoping the flaws are too minor to matter or by applying various in-house techniques to try to minimize them. The question isn't whether the concept of polling is valid, it's whether those specific polls were valid. Since you've replied twice like this, I'm giving it 50/50 whether your failure to understand is deliberate.


And modern polling science challenges their sampling methodology with internal metrics to verify that their sampling matches broad demographic distributions. For example, how many males versus female, how many Rs, Ds, and unenrolled/independent, how many in various age and income brackets. If they under or over-sample from some demographics they sometimes "correct" by weightings but regardless they usually publish such data for the data nerds to examine. Thus while your questioning of polling has some theoretical merit, in reality polling science has been addressing those points and publishing their data. So rather than asking broad and vague questions, why not dig in and make specific complaints about specific polls.
 
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