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Post Reply The Psychological Allure of Hating Political Correctness
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Trump as president would be an absolute trainwreck. I'm personally rooting for Bernie Sanders who seems blunt and honest, but can operate with tact and actually seems to have the politics to back it all up.

In all likelihood, Hillary is probably going to get elected which seems like an absolute nightmare...


I'd probably vote for Mr. Ronald Reagan's Ghost. He's one of the 1000+ presidential candidates lol
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Trump appeals to a demographic that is too small to win a presidential election.Maybe his avid supporters can resurrect George Wallace instead.
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sundin13 wrote:In all likelihood, Hillary is probably going to get elected which seems like an absolute nightmare...


Although not with the same egotistic attention-hogging, Biden accidentally seems to be using the same strategy that worked for Hillary at the beginning:
"I might run...if people wanted me to...I'm still thinking", and then everyone in the press is convinced she is running.

In this week's poll numbers, Biden's approval rating is equal for Hillary's, while Hillary has the higher disapproval rating, and early polls have him pretty much beating the other candidates before he's even declared his candidacy.
C'mon, Joe, hurry up, we know you're the sane candidate who shows up at the last minute, and we're fine with the "one term" thing if it's just stalling for time to get rid of these guys.
Posted 9/11/15
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Trump is popular because he's not a politician. People feel disenfranchised with the establishment; Many of them voted for Obama hoping he'd give them "hope and change" and were largely given more of the same, but in a democrat package. People are tired of electing and paying for officials to do the jobs they were elected to do. This is why electing someone who is not a career politician makes sense.

That, and combined with the fact that he's voicing dissent over our country's current path of helping out everyone else win their problems while we ignore the ones we have here. I like that about him. We should be focusing on own country before we take on everyone else's burdens.
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An interesting read, serif. Thanks for putting it up. Perhaps there is a disconnect rooted in lack of a common definition which derails dialogue. In my own experience discussing the matter of "political correctness" I've run into exactly that problem many times: people don't agree what the term actually refers to. Something might be viewed as a tasteful sign of tact by one person and an unacceptable form of censorship or pandering by another.

Here's something else I think would go well in the pot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNyHlSHbK4s

Here Doug Walker discusses comedy in an interesting way. He says that comedy's root is pain, and that to attempt to completely remove all offensiveness therefrom only damages its ability to function and belies disrespect for the audience's intelligence. At the same time, he says that when jokes either come off as malicious and insensitive or are poorly timed the pain aspect of comedy fails and the joke just ends up hurting people instead of providing levity to an otherwise difficult or complicated subject. He notes that there are people who will aim to offend or cry foul just to fulfill a personal emotional need, but leaves room for those who take up causes and/or call out against offensive behaviour/content sincerely, and indicates that while he thinks the former group is damaging the latter still legitimately exists and is important.
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