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obamanut2012

(26,322 posts)
1. Ana Navararo is a decent person, who puts country before party
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 09:54 AM
Aug 2017

She also voted for Hillary because of this.

Steve Schmidt is another one, and Nicole Wallace, who refused to vote for Palin, even though she worked for McCain's campaign.

MoonRiver

(36,926 posts)
4. Yes, in the midst of our great national nightmare, we have strange bedfellows
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 09:58 AM
Aug 2017

I'll take them if they can get the Clown-in-Chief out of our White House.

bluepen

(620 posts)
9. Add Rick Wilson, John Weaver, and Stuart Stevens.
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 11:18 AM
Aug 2017

The latter two were McCain and Romney advisors. All pretty active on Twitter.

But Schmidt is my favorite of this group we're talking about.

This is still the best 1:30 of analysis I've seen to date:

Raven

(13,947 posts)
2. Blaming Trump's behavior on dementia is
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 09:57 AM
Aug 2017

an insult to people with dementia and lets him off the hook. These republicans don't want to admit to what they did.

MoonRiver

(36,926 posts)
5. Even the most despicable among humanity can suffer from dementia.
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 10:02 AM
Aug 2017

Those of us who see a 360 degree difference from his linguistic and memory abilities from 20 years ago, as compared to now, are just pointing out the obvious.

Raven

(13,947 posts)
6. I understand what you're saying but
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 10:19 AM
Aug 2017

I don't see dementia. I see a con man of limited intellectual capacity who is in over his head and willing to do anything to make himself look good. This guy had enough linguistic ability to rant on without a script for over an hour last night. I just don't think he has dementia.

zipplewrath

(16,646 posts)
8. Early stages
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 11:14 AM
Aug 2017

He reminds me of my father in the earliest stages of dementia. We didn't understand it at the time and only in hindsight did it make sense. But his vocabulary is becoming more limited and he repeats phrases often, both in the same sentence and in the same paragraph. By the way, things like "crooked Hillary" are reminiscent as well in that my father had more and more trouble with proper nouns and names and started using more pronouns and nicknames. Have you ever noticed how often he has paused when invoking her name? There are times he stops between "Hillary" and "Clinton" as if he doesn't remember he last name.

Javaman

(62,597 posts)
10. this is how I describe trump...
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 12:31 PM
Aug 2017

the dark triad with dementia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_triad

having grown up in NYC, I have always known of or knew of the trump family.

They were always showboating bastards.

but with tRump, I had always had the feeling that there was something else going on.

just remember no all psychopaths are smart, just clever in a horrible way.

 

alcibiades_mystery

(36,437 posts)
13. He's a nasty piece and a con man...he just happens to also have worsening and not early dementia
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:08 PM
Aug 2017

The symptoms are fairly clear to anyone who has lived with this in their family.

Luciferous

(6,096 posts)
14. Actually she said the only excuse for his behavior is if he has some kind of medical
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:11 PM
Aug 2017

condition, such as dementia.

 

RhodeIslandOne

(5,042 posts)
3. I'm assuming she probably said that long ago
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 09:58 AM
Aug 2017

Unfortunately, she's not in any position to do anything about it.

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