jimjam wrote:Russiagate cannot be dismissed or laughed away because, in one form or another, IT HAPPENED .
Everyone knows that there was no collusion between Trump or his campaign and the government of Russia. There is no evidence that any Russian interference--running facebook ads, etc.--changed a single vote. There is plenty of evidence that Hillary Clinton's campaign manufactured a "Trump collusion" scandal to use as a political cudgel. Nobody is dismissing that or laughing it away. There is a federal criminal investigation of it right now.
jimjam wrote:because there is a quirk/weakness in human nature that invites undivided devotion to a perceived superior mind/thinker.
No. It's because there are limited viable choices. People pick the lesser of the two evils as they see it.
You are obsessed with Donald Trump's character, and his off-putting personality. Yet, you seem to have very little criticism for someone who spent his entire adult life in politics.
Trump won because of two issues--illegal immigration and trade. The establishment decided not to be introspective about either of those two issues. They doubled down on them--even offering free health care to illegal aliens. Instead, they decided to wage scandal attacks on Trump, which had some people's interest for a year or so. Now, everybody thinks it's bullshit.
jimjam wrote:trump is a supreme con artist and he is well aware of this weakness in human nature and is an expert in the art of the con.
The fact that he's better at it than the CIA and FBI with the entire mainstream media behind them suggests that either Trump is a frigging genius, or the establishment is corrupt and incompetent. Personally, I think it's the latter. That's why I do not want to be ruled by them anymore.
"We have put together the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics."
-- Joe Biden