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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:35 AM

I wish I could be more profound but Trump is just a bad guy.

Reagan was reactionary, Nixon had authoritarian impulses, and Bush was profoundly misguided but I don't believe they were sociopaths. The sine qua non of sociopathy is a lack of empathy. Trump doesn't have a scintilla of it.


How can his supporters not see it? He couldn't care less that hundreds of thousands of Americans are dying from COVID-19?

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Reply I wish I could be more profound but Trump is just a bad guy. (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2020 OP
onecaliberal Aug 2020 #1
Bradshaw3 Aug 2020 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2020 #3
Bradshaw3 Aug 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2020 #5
malaise Aug 2020 #6
ooky Aug 2020 #7

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:46 AM

1. They're the same as him.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:47 AM

2. Many of his supporters share his lack of empathy

They really don't care about those who have died, perhaps unless it is one of their own. They may not be as evil and awful but many are - that's why they relate to him.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:50 AM

3. Trump is singularly awful.

In another milieu he would have been a mobster, albeit a feckless one.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:52 AM

4. He may be the top of the pyramid when it comes to lack of empathy

and awfulness. But his supports keep him there because they share many of those same deficiencies in their personality.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:53 AM

5. Bad to the bone.

You rarely see that level of bad outside prisons and psychiatric facilities. There is something so completely wrong with him that it's hard to wrap your head around it. He doesn't love anyone or anything. He doesn't enjoy anything that's not completely about him. His only motivation is to be seen as better at everything than everybody else; he likes golf only because as the owner of the courses he plays at, he can easily cheat. He doesn't enjoy the arts - he had a fake Renoir that he insisted was genuine despite the fact that the real one was hanging in a museum, but he had it not because he valued it as a work of art only so he could brag about owning a painting by a famous artist. He doesn't go to concerts, plays or other performances. He doesn't appreciate nature - he doesn't sail like Kennedy, ride horseback like Reagan, or even cut brush like Bush II. He doesn't like animals and doesn't have pets, unlike any of his predecessors (even Hitler liked dogs!). He doesn't do music (Clinton), he doesn't paint (Bush II), he doesn't write (Obama), he doesn't even read. He leads what seems to be a completely joyless life, full of nothing but anger and infinite insecurity. It must suck to be him.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:54 AM

6. A bad guy?

That's way too kind - he's a vile, vain-glorious, uncouth, misogynistic, racist, vulgarian low-life with regard for no one but himself. He does not care who dies.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:58 AM

7. President Obama's eulogy of John Lewis is what a real president sounds like.

This current president is a fake, and a bad fake at that.

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