The etiology of TDS

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Re: The etiology of TDS

Post by vnatale » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:03 pm

InsuranceGuy wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:34 pm
Ohh, can of worms...!

Who's actually having Thanksgiving gatherings?

I'm actually looking forward to a quiet 4 person nuclear family Thanksgiving with no stressing about food and discussion topics!
13 people for ours, my 5 and 8 immediate family members. We have a mask requirement except during the meal, not willing to shut down life completely. It is crazy fewer have died from the virus than cancer or heart disease this year. I wish people were as concerned about eating healthy as they were wearing a mask.

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An alternative point of view?

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Re: The etiology of TDS

Post by pmward » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 pm

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:43 pm
pmward wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:36 pm
pugchief wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:02 pm
glennds wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Question for those Trump supporters that draw a distinction between Trump the person and the New Republican Populist Trump Associated Policies -

If in fact it's the policies that matter and Trump himself might be disposable, then is there another person in the Republican Party, or anywhere in the political universe that you would see and support as a substitute standard bearer?
This is an excellent question. I don't think one currently exists, but I have no doubt some smart (R) politician will come out of the woodwork with that message by 2024.
Is Trump going to allow that though? Rumor on the street is Trump is going to announce his 2024 run before Jan 20. Basically, *if* this is true, he would be blocking any other potential talented Republicans from having a shot until at least 2028. It would basically be a power move within the party, to keep himself as top dog and prevent anyone else from moving up (or on) for at least the next 4 years.
Oh, God, we can't get rid of him. I feel an attack of TDS coming on...!
I feel you. Is it really too much to ask to just have him quietly ride off into the sunset like every other ex-president ever? I've heard he is even planning on keeping his traveling rally circus going the whole next 4 years as a way to generate income. I can't say if these things are true or not, but it sounds realistic to me. I'm glad he won't be in power, but I fully expect him to do anything he can to stay front and center.
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Re: The etiology of TDS

Post by Tortoise » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:46 pm

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, guys, but Trump isn't going anywhere. Either he'll remain President for the next four years, or he'll most likely start a new media empire that will give him even more exposure than he enjoyed as President.

Trump has been incredibly lucrative for the media. He's been their cash cow for the past four years. Does anyone honestly think the media will suddenly just start ignoring him if Biden replaces him in the White House? Hell no...

Trump-bashing is the media's new business model and about half the country's national pastime; they won't give it up anytime soon.
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Re: The etiology of TDS

Post by glennds » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:57 pm

pmward wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:43 pm
pmward wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:36 pm
pugchief wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:02 pm
glennds wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Question for those Trump supporters that draw a distinction between Trump the person and the New Republican Populist Trump Associated Policies -

If in fact it's the policies that matter and Trump himself might be disposable, then is there another person in the Republican Party, or anywhere in the political universe that you would see and support as a substitute standard bearer?
This is an excellent question. I don't think one currently exists, but I have no doubt some smart (R) politician will come out of the woodwork with that message by 2024.
Is Trump going to allow that though? Rumor on the street is Trump is going to announce his 2024 run before Jan 20. Basically, *if* this is true, he would be blocking any other potential talented Republicans from having a shot until at least 2028. It would basically be a power move within the party, to keep himself as top dog and prevent anyone else from moving up (or on) for at least the next 4 years.
Oh, God, we can't get rid of him. I feel an attack of TDS coming on...!
I feel you. Is it really too much to ask to just have him quietly ride off into the sunset like every other ex-president ever? I've heard he is even planning on keeping his traveling rally circus going the whole next 4 years as a way to generate income. I can't say if these things are true or not, but it sounds realistic to me. I'm glad he won't be in power, but I fully expect him to do anything he can to stay front and center.
It could end up looking like something approximating a shadow presidency. At the very least he'll likely be the most vocal critic of anything and everything the Biden administration does.
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Re: The etiology of TDS

Post by doodle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:05 pm

glennds wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:57 pm
pmward wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:43 pm
pmward wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:36 pm
pugchief wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:02 pm
glennds wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Question for those Trump supporters that draw a distinction between Trump the person and the New Republican Populist Trump Associated Policies -

If in fact it's the policies that matter and Trump himself might be disposable, then is there another person in the Republican Party, or anywhere in the political universe that you would see and support as a substitute standard bearer?
This is an excellent question. I don't think one currently exists, but I have no doubt some smart (R) politician will come out of the woodwork with that message by 2024.
Is Trump going to allow that though? Rumor on the street is Trump is going to announce his 2024 run before Jan 20. Basically, *if* this is true, he would be blocking any other potential talented Republicans from having a shot until at least 2028. It would basically be a power move within the party, to keep himself as top dog and prevent anyone else from moving up (or on) for at least the next 4 years.
Oh, God, we can't get rid of him. I feel an attack of TDS coming on...!
I feel you. Is it really too much to ask to just have him quietly ride off into the sunset like every other ex-president ever? I've heard he is even planning on keeping his traveling rally circus going the whole next 4 years as a way to generate income. I can't say if these things are true or not, but it sounds realistic to me. I'm glad he won't be in power, but I fully expect him to do anything he can to stay front and center.
It could end up looking like something approximating a shadow presidency. At the very least he'll likely be the most vocal critic of anything and everything the Biden administration does.
Lol. Who would have thought our future dystopia would play out like this.
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Re: The etiology of TDS

Post by SomeDude » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:11 pm

pmward wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:59 am
The etiology of THS (Tinfoil Hat Syndrome)

Stage 1: Worshipping the ground Trump walks on. Taking his word as the ultimate truth, even when all science, evidence, and objectivity proves his word wrong.

Stage 2: Believing the election was a fraud, and that Trump somehow won, even though Trump's suits keep getting laughed out of court (even by right wing judges) as having no real evidence. At this stage, usually the person also joins Parlor.

Stage 3: Starts to accept crazy conspiracy theories on the internet, even when there is no evidence. Starts to believe that the "left" and "deep state" are evil, and that Trump might be the messianic savior that can single handedly take on this evil.

Stage 4: Full buy in to conspiracy theories like election fraud, "deep state", QAnan, etc. At this stage the person has completely shunned Fox News and only goes to NewsMax, Parlor, QAnon websites, or Trump's twitter feed for their "facts". Anyone who refutes these "facts" is a "TDS level 4". Also, likely to start making posts on bipartisan websites about TDS, blocking everyone who has an opinion other than Trumps, and mass accusing anyone that believes anything different than them as "level 4 TDS".
ahahahaha, Bravo! I really love number 4. I did recently start to shun Fox when I could see about 9PM on election how hard they were going for Harris-biden. I hadn't watched Fox in months and my God they were lovin them some Harris presidency talk.

Too funny, I guess I'm stage 4 minus the stuff about Trump's opinions. I'd say I only agree with him about half the time.
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