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November 23, 2015

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Peter G

Distinguishing Krauthammer from Krauthammer's colostomy bag is often a difficult thing to do is it not? A guide, one of them is always full of shit.

Bob

There's a fundamental difference in definition between what we believe and what conservatives believe. In general, leftists base beliefs on the best information available at the time and are almost always willing to change them based on new information.

Rightists believe what they're already disposed to believe and see deviating from their views as invalidating themselves. They simply deny or deflect from past conflicting beliefs. I won't bore anyone with a detailed explanation, but that's why showing rightists facts seldom affects their point of view.

Peter G

Yep. There are daily exceptions I find. And minds as closed on the left as on the right in perfection of closure. But by damn, on the whole, you find a much better class of human being on the left than you do on the right. Krauthammer is not dumb by any means but he knows that no one is going to check his work but people like Chait. People who read both are Carpenters and such. And the old self sodomite doesn't care what such people think.

Bob

Agreed. Another angle to look at Krauthammer is as a made man. Regardless of what he believes he's smart enough to know any apostasy will flush his fame and fortune. One betrayal would be any nuanced opinion. He's always been something of a conservative hack, but he's almost as absurd as any of them now.

Bob

Btw, the psychology closed left minds have in common with those on the right is that they're heavily emotionally invested in their ideas. Usually the paths that got them there differ from the right's, though. In today's world, where there are few cultures that legitimate only a leftist view, like the old USSR, there are relatively few closed left minds.

Sue Z

Ask yourself this question: The "journalistic establishment (MSM)" drummed Howard Dean our of the race for what can be accurately described as a war whoop at a pep rally.
Why then is Trump allowed to say and do virtually he wants and still ride atop the polls? If it is that easy to burn down a candidate, why does this animal get a pass?

Sue Z

Sorry for the typing errors. My anger is getting the better of me this morning.

Bob

Thank you, Sue Z. Your question is rhetorical, but it can't hurt to repeat the MSM, including MSNBC, is owned by huge corporations that are conservative because they'd like to operate with no restrictions, make more money and pay no taxes. They're not in the business to present all points of view and never have been.

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