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Trump’s Exaggerations Mock Political Lies
Vanity | 2/25/16 | Self

Posted on 02/25/2016 3:41:52 PM PST by Talisker

A lot of anti-Trump people have pointed out innumerable exaggerations Trump has made, and continues to make, and note that otherwise careful FReepers just blow these off and give him a pass. And, being a somewhat surprised Trump supporter (I first felt he was a really obvious Perot2, but no longer), I notice I do it too, and I wondered why. After all, the guy is running for president, so it matters what he says.

Then I realized it - I give him a pass because he's mocking political lies with his exaggerations. Hillary will stand there and tell you that, to the best of her knowledge, for as long as she's been able, her admiration and study of the Bible has been constantly important to her and that she realizes this is a serious issue for millions of Americans who she supports in their religious freedoms. And what do people do? Go to sleep. Trump just says, "nobody reads the Bible more than I do!" and everyone screams. But Hillary's bland doublespeak creates resentment, while Trump's absurd claims make people laugh - or get outraged. But really, what is Trump actually saying? He's pointing out that the question is absurd, and answers from politicans about this issue are all stifling lies generated to gt votes from the gullible.

After all, you realy thing Trump is so stupid to believe, or believe others will believe, that out of all of the Christians in America, none of them reads and studies the Bible more than him? Even if you hate him, give him some credit here for intelligence - of course he doesn't believe that. What' he's obviously saying is, "Look, it's an absurd question. How can you judge how much I follow the Bible? It's a subject people devote their entire lives to studying, entire religions of billions of people disagree over, and you want a soundbite from me about it? All you need to know is that I consider myself a Christian and I respect and read the Bible. Other than that, it's all bullsh!t political answers, and I'm not going to go there. And what's more - you don't want me to go there."

That's why he uses so much East-Coast slang, because that slang has been developed for just these kinds of circumstances. And that slang also sums up what everyday people have to deal with in their lives, when, for example, some pinhead wants to get on your case over something that is far deeper, and matters far more to you, than you can ever "prove" to their satisfaction - and that resonable people understand and therefore know better than to even ask. Basically, such slang is used to relatively politely get people to back off when they're being rude or inappropriate. And that's how he uses it, in my opinion, and that's why he amkes his supporters laugh, and give him a pass.

Because politics has gotten to be total, over the top garbage, filled with the likes of Megyn Kelly trying to pull the wings off of flies while laughing and muttering to herself, or Glen Beck weeping and moaning over how someone hasn't proven the legitimacy of their soul, or some other MSM jackass pissing about how when compared to the 658 known political issues that have been approved by college snowflakes, candidate X has only achieved a 21% weighted approval rating amongst students of color who are living in substandard housing during the third week of November.

And that crap - ALL that crap - is what Trump is running against, and MOCKING, and WHY million and millions of Americans are supporting him - even Democrats. And that's also why I mostly give him a pass, because his first few answers are usually defensive mocking in that way, until he determines the question and questioner aren't setups, and then he gets into more in-depth answers, or points to policy papers he's written and published. And I'm fine with that - I want a president that doesn't put up with bullsh!t and act like every snowflake trigger is important, because it's NOT. And either are the damn snowflakes.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Society

1 posted on 02/25/2016 3:41:52 PM PST by Talisker
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To: Talisker

Some snowflakes are already melting down

2 posted on 02/25/2016 4:05:26 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Talisker

Trump engages in satire constantly. It’s hilarious once you start picking up on it.

He is much brighter than his detractors give him credit for. If anything, It does make me a little concerned that this might be just one huge elaborate joke to him.

3 posted on 02/25/2016 4:12:41 PM PST by Eisenhower Republican (Queeg is gone. Keefer's next.)
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To: Talisker

Trump is focused on winning....period
He doesn’t give a Rats Ass about Establishment Democrats or Republicans....
He doesn’t have a lot of detailed policy papers since he is definitely not a policy wonk....he is a doer....
Git-R-Done guy.....
He has the talent and the temperament to take apart a good amount of the establishment lobby machine in DC that both parties subscribe to...
We need a kick the table over guy right now....

Cruz is great, he’s a fantastic lawyer and constitutionalist but has ZERO real life leadership credentials....Those are earned not studied at college....

Rubio is a backbone (folded like a cheap suit when challenged by Cristie, Cruz and Trump) plus flipped on a dime for Amnesty which is why the establishment loves him...

4 posted on 02/25/2016 4:17:31 PM PST by nevergore
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To: Talisker

I think you are on to something. There was some Politifact website slamming Trump for lying 78% of the time (or some such number), whereas St. Hildebeast only lied 51% of the time. Seems to me, there ain’t a whole lot of difference.

And you are right that Trump’s lies are so over the top, one can almost shrug it off as hyperbole, rather than the typical political machination of a calculating liar like Hillary.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like it in Trump, but I don’t see a whole lot of difference from the establishment types. I do worry, though, about Trump’s temperament, in that rather than addressing actual questions, his gut instinct is to personally attack the messenger. But if the choice is him or Hillary in the general, I will vote for DJT.

5 posted on 02/25/2016 5:37:40 PM PST by XEHRpa
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To: XEHRpa

Louie Gohmert: Ted Cruz the Candidate ‘With the Most Integrity,’
Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2016 | KATIE MCHUGH

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) cr96% explains why he’s endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)cr97%, telling Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon Cruz consistently fought to stop amnesty during his freshman Senate term.

“Everything Ted did... was to slow down [Gang of Eight] and hopefully give us a chance to stop the bill that Rubio was now the face of. So that made it easier to endorse Ted. But, you know, Ted’s integrity — you may disagree with him, you may dislike him — but his integrity was his strength. When you’re in the political game, what you’ve got to do is continually attack their strength,” Gohmert said.

It’s been “hard” to watch GOP frontrunner Donald Trump continuously attack Cruz as a liar, Gohmert said, hinting that retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson also disappointed him when it came to honesty.

“Seeing Ted attacked, the guy with the most integrity in the presidential race, and that includes Ben Carson — I know Ben, I love his positions. He’s a fellow believer. But I also know different things behind the scenes that have gone on and that’s why I supported Ted.”

6 posted on 02/25/2016 8:18:19 PM PST by Dqban22
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