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post #106 of 1000

Which accusation? I only remember his 'im in favor of anyone beating a republican....'

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Which accusation? I only remember his 'im in favor of anyone beating a republican....'


Ben Carson calling Obama a psychopath. Not exactly my accusation...

post #108 of 1000
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Ben Carson calling Obama a psychopath. Not exactly my accusation...

I did not say it was your accusation. I said it was the accusation you found worthy of note. As our fellow poster points out you probably need to score high on the scale to become POTUS ergo it's not really an accusation worthy of note...unless, of course, you are trying to stir up low information voters to your POV.
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So basically you're saying the accusation Ethan finds worthy of mention is far from outlandish.

 

Sure, if we use a small sample size and ignore the last 15 traits, you are absolutely right. But yes, I think that certain positions require certain ruthlessness/cunning or that a certain type of people tend to gravitate towards certain job sectors.

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Sure, if we use a small sample size and ignore the last 15 traits, you are absolutely right. 

What does sample size have to do with this? Seriously, you have me baffled there as this is a particular application.

Also, not quoting is not ignoring. This is a webboard so exhaustive lists are often not quoted. Are you now backing off your statement? I mean, if you want, we can go threw each one. While he's obviously not going to score high in every domain he certainly does in a material number.
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I did not say it was your accusation. I said it was the accusation you found worthy of note. As our fellow poster points out you probably need to score high on the scale to become POTUS ergo it's not really an accusation worthy of note...unless, of course, you are trying to stir up low information voters to your POV.


Calling a sitting President a psychopath is a dumb move. I think we can at least agree on that. Which is why it is noteworthy but not as dumb as slipping Gaza into Egypt (pro tip: Gazans are not Egyptian, they don't speak Egyptian, and, honestly, don't like Egyptians for the most part).

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Calling a sitting President a psychopath is a dumb move. I think we can at least agree on that. Which is why it is noteworthy but not as dumb as slipping Gaza into Egypt (pro tip: Gazans are not Egyptian, they don't speak Egyptian, and, honestly, don't like Egyptians for the most part).

No, calling Dubya a psychopath while he was POTUS carried little to no repercussions and I can remember calling Reagan that was just fine too. Do we see a pattern? I think we can agree that calling Obama names is a dumb move though.

As to the second part...low information voters man. Cuts both ways.
post #113 of 1000
I think the President should be a sociopath. Not concerned with moral considerations, just gets the job done.
post #114 of 1000
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Is there a distinction between sociopath and psychopath? 

post #115 of 1000
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Is there a distinction between sociopath and psychopath? 

Not an expert but I think it's very close to a distinction without a difference. Might be along the lines of share many similar traits but one is more successful in acting normal (psychopath) than the other.
post #116 of 1000
The sociopath lacks empathy but can live in society.

The psychopath also lacks empathy, but is impulsive, acts without reflection, and lives by his own rules. He believes himself to be above the laws of mortal men.
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The sociopath lacks empathy but can live in society.

The psychopath also lacks empathy, but is impulsive, acts without reflection, and lives by his own rules. He believes himself to be above the laws of mortal men.

So which one is Obama?
post #118 of 1000
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What does sample size have to do with this? Seriously, you have me baffled there as this is a particular application.

Also, not quoting is not ignoring. This is a webboard so exhaustive lists are often not quoted. Are you now backing off your statement? I mean, if you want, we can go threw each one. While he's obviously not going to score high in every domain he certainly does in a material number.


Sorry, sample size as in only choosing 5 out of the 20. Not as in one person vs the population.

 

and no, not backing off at all.

post #119 of 1000
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Piob is a Ted Cruz apologist.

Alan Dershowitz said that Cruz is "off the chart brilliant."
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Piob is a Ted Cruz apologist.

I may or may not be but nothing in this thread would indicate that I am.
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