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(The New York Times)   Nobody has ever gone broke underestimating the intelligence of Trump supporters. So says the CEO of Newsmax, so say we all   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-11-30 12:18:34 PM  
41 votes:
This is the central guiding principle of the GOP:  "I don't care how much damage it does or how many people it harms, as long as I can make a buck on it."

Parasites.  Uninterested in the long-term consequences to the host as long as they can feast today.
 
2020-11-30 6:15:10 PM  
23 votes:

NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.


That has not been my experience at all.

A handful of smart people I know are Trumpers, yeah.  But by far, the ones I know that are the hardest of the hard Trump supporters are farking idiots.  They were idiots before.  They are idiots now.  The biggest difference is that they have social media now.  So they can share their stupidity with everyone.

And btw, that is a telling point...  I remember when computers were only used by smart people.  Wow are those days long in the past.
 
2020-11-30 6:24:10 PM  
21 votes:
What 2020 taught me is that there are a shiat-ton of white people who would sacrifice democracy before voting in their self interest.
 
2020-11-30 6:13:13 PM  
19 votes:
If you think you're smarter than Trump, you're probably right.

If you think Trump is smarter than you, you're absolutely guaranteed to be right.

Diogenes: This is the central guiding principle of the GOP:  "I don't care how much damage it does or how many people it harms, as long as I can make a buck on it."

Parasites.  Uninterested in the long-term consequences to the host as long as they can feast today.


Except most parasites are smart enough to realize that killing the host (America) is not in their interest.
 
2020-11-30 6:17:38 PM  
18 votes:

NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.


I would meet some new people if I were you.
 
2020-11-30 11:03:37 AM  
12 votes:
Is sedition still a crime?
 
2020-11-30 6:26:41 PM  
10 votes:
It feels like rightwing politics in America are mostly fueled by a bunch of guys trying to stay one step ahead of creditors.
 
2020-11-30 6:13:07 PM  
10 votes:
Remind me again: who do they keep calling the "fake news"?
 
2020-11-30 12:13:05 PM  
10 votes:
The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.
 
2020-11-30 7:05:09 PM  
6 votes:

Walker: Speaking of Newsmax:
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He needs to be disbarred for that.
 
2020-11-30 6:50:42 PM  
6 votes:

g.fro: greensunshine: g.fro: greensunshine: What 2020 taught me is that there are a shiat-ton of white people who would sacrifice democracy before voting in their self interest.

Only white people?

Seems like the majority of all humans of any description would gladly sacrifice democracy for their self-interest.

They measure their self interest differently don't they.

Do they?


English motherfarker do you speak it?

There are a bunch of white folk here in the US who would benefit from policies like Medicare for all and a more progressive tax policy.

They keep voting for the person who hates non-whites more.
 
2020-11-30 6:46:39 PM  
5 votes:

erik-k: If you think you're smarter than Trump, you're probably right.

If you think Trump is smarter than you, you're absolutely guaranteed to be right.

Diogenes: This is the central guiding principle of the GOP:  "I don't care how much damage it does or how many people it harms, as long as I can make a buck on it."

Parasites.  Uninterested in the long-term consequences to the host as long as they can feast today.

Except most parasites are smart enough to realize that killing the host (America) is not in their interest.


They couldn't care less about America, they're rich enough to move elsewhere and do the same thing there. There's always money to be made off of "the little people" when you're an assholish sociopath.
 
2020-11-30 6:56:54 PM  
4 votes:
Speaking of Newsmax:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-30 6:19:16 PM  
4 votes:
Sort of like those scam e-mails from Nigerian princes; they are designed to be obvious to anyone with half a brain, because the scammers want only stupid people to respond.

Is there a term for that?
 
2020-11-30 6:51:55 PM  
3 votes:
Categorizing or characterizing someone as "smart" is very subjective based on your existing education, cultural awareness, life experience and everything you personally perceive as "smart."

Personally, I have found that many Americans are pretty dumb.

In my opinion, the dumbest type of all Americans?

/Trumpers.
//Trumpers always stand out..
 
2020-11-30 6:25:00 PM  
3 votes:

durbnpoisn: NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.

That has not been my experience at all.

A handful of smart people I know are Trumpers, yeah.  But by far, the ones I know that are the hardest of the hard Trump supporters are farking idiots. They were idiots before.  They are idiots now.  The biggest difference is that they have social media now.  So they can share their stupidity with everyone.

And btw, that is a telling point...  I remember when computers were only used by smart people.  Wow are those days long in the past.


You both said the same thing, durb.
 
2020-11-30 6:13:51 PM  
3 votes:
People sold the Bush administration on MSNBC and Michael Bloomberg as Democrats.
I'd say there are plenty of people begging to be played.
 
2020-11-30 6:13:27 PM  
3 votes:
Get them riled up and give them a target.
 
2020-11-30 8:11:03 PM  
2 votes:

ValisIV: Walker: Speaking of Newsmax:
[Fark user image 425x345]

He needs to be disbarred for that.


There's a whole bunch of GOPers, especially since 11/3, who are way past "deserve to be disbarred."

Dominion Voting - among many others - could probably make a good case to put half of Trump's spokesghouls in the ground for libel and defamation, even if they had to climb Mt. Sullivan to do it.

The fact that the Traitor's own people have been caught admitting they know he lost and that therefore he and his people are lying when they lie about fraud would go a long way towards "actual malice."
 
2020-11-30 7:16:58 PM  
2 votes:

durbnpoisn: NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.

That has not been my experience at all.

A handful of smart people I know are Trumpers, yeah.  But by far, the ones I know that are the hardest of the hard Trump supporters are farking idiots.  They were idiots before.  They are idiots now.  The biggest difference is that they have social media now.  So they can share their stupidity with everyone.

And btw, that is a telling point...  I remember when computers were only used by smart people.  Wow are those days long in the past.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etern​a​l_September
 
2020-11-30 7:15:19 PM  
2 votes:

NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.


The math on that still works out if you only know dumb people.
 
2020-11-30 7:09:01 PM  
2 votes:

g.fro: Sort of like those scam e-mails from Nigerian princes; they are designed to be obvious to anyone with half a brain, because the scammers want only stupid people to respond.

Is there a term for that?


Republican, duh. ;)
 
2020-11-30 6:39:54 PM  
2 votes:

g.fro: greensunshine: What 2020 taught me is that there are a shiat-ton of white people who would sacrifice democracy before voting in their self interest.

Only white people?

Seems like the majority of all humans of any description would gladly sacrifice democracy for their self-interest.


They measure their self interest differently don't they.
 
2020-11-30 6:35:14 PM  
2 votes:

greensunshine: What 2020 taught me is that there are a shiat-ton of white people who would sacrifice democracy before voting in their self interest.


Only white people?

Seems like the majority of all humans of any description would gladly sacrifice democracy for their self-interest.
 
2020-11-30 6:56:26 PM  
1 vote:

Hickory-smoked: NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.

I would meet some new people if I were you.


That's easier said than done. We've seen the electoral maps for years; geography determines much. I moved a few hours out of Chicago to rural Indiana and the politics reversed. As did the information available. I can get the South Bend Tribune, owned by the Chicago Tribune and printed in the same place as the Chicago Tribune, but can't get a Chicago Tribune--which I routinely bought in the St. Louis and San Francisco areas... People watch some TV out of Chicago, but practically refuse to watch their news. Watch Fox and refuse to watch CNN. Fox is on at the restaurants, the waiting rooms, etc. And while I've sent the local hosp. gift subscriptions to Time and The Week magazines, they don't put them out... I suspect they don't put them in the HS library either.

(I'm hoping the news issue changes some now. The local cable company is too cheap to provide TV channels, recently forced us into a streaming service. I've come to enjoy BBC. Maybe some others will find new info sources too.)
 
2020-11-30 6:55:29 PM  
1 vote:

NikolaiFarkoff: The smartest people I know are Trump supporters. Unfortunately, so are the dumbest, and the latter outnumber the former about 10:1.


One of the most surprising Trump supporters was this woman I knew who worked with a friend. Middle eastern but born here, two degrees, stunning looking, always had a twenty something bf, smart, when the earthquake in Haiti happened she practically raised/spent her own money to rebuild a village. Just amazingly charitable to a fault. My buddy showed me her Twitter feed a few years ago and she went full blown trumper, I guess moving to Florida can do that to a person.
 
2020-11-30 6:26:07 PM  
1 vote:
Who died and made Chris Ruddy a Media Mogul?
NewsMax is so  bad even FARK, which has run some dank stuff over the years,
won't run their POS stories. Yet Ruddy and NewsMax is some kind of Trump Whisperer.
I smell STRONG Bullshiat
 
2020-11-30 6:24:53 PM  
1 vote:

AlgaeRancher: Is sedition still a crime?


IOKIYAR
 
2020-11-30 6:20:16 PM  
1 vote:

AlgaeRancher: Is sedition still a crime?


Depends on which party you represent right now.
 
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