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    When the World is Led

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    He is thus the all-time record-holder of the Dunning-Kruger effect, the phenomenon in which the incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence. Trump thought he’d be celebrated for firing James Comey. He thought his press coverage would grow wildly positive once he won the nomination. He is perpetually surprised because reality does not comport with his fantasies.
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    It sums him up neatly. What I can't understand, as a non-US citizen, is how so many people voted him into office. In my travels and conversations with US citizens I haven't met anyone particularly dim enough to do such a thing.

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    All I can say is I did not vote for him and he did not get the popular vote. What I do not understand is why the republicans continue to support him. Do they all support party over country? Even though they took a oath to put country and our laws first? The whole thing stinks. How can the ladies support him? Minorities? How did the rich 1% get so many to vote for him? It has to be a failure of our education system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AA1OH View Post
    Do they all support party over country?
    Yes, in several parts of the country. We've had examples of this already last year.

    As evidence, I call your attention to Roy Moore, where morally bankrupt Republicans and White Evangelicals backed a credibly accused child molester. Some were even vocal enough to say that they would never vote for a Democrat, no matter what. I bet they'd back a Nazi over a Democrat in Alabama.

    Oh, and speaking of Nazis, keep an eye on the race for the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois. The Republicans have an actual Nazi running. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/neo-...nal-seat-.html

    It will be interesting to see just how many Republican votes he gets.
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    And I thought Illinois nazis were only in film..
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    No, they've been known to march through Skokie in the past.

    What happened was simply that Hillary was a very, very unpopular candidate. Plus, the disclosure that the DNC had put a thumb on the scale to the detriment of Bernie Sanders most likely sealed the deal for Trump. Of course, you had the Kremlin Chorus, amplified by thousands of helpful idiots. Too many Democratic voters stayed home or voted third party, or even voted for Trump in protest.

    The same thing will happen in 2020 if we let the DNC pick the next Democratic candidate. Unfortunately, the frontrunners all seem to be 'connected', which doesn't bode well. There is already a movement in the DNC to push Kamala Harris, which frightens me. I like her, but she is definitely 'connected'. My favorite, Elizabeth Warren has announced she will not run. Joe Biden is OK, but again, a highly 'establishment' guy. I don't hear any of them calling for universal healthcare, which is my one hot button topic. So, my enthusiasm is already curbed.

    Yes, it's shocking that these guys can keep winning elections here. They are outnumbered by the Democrats, by a wide margin, but they've figured out ways to make their votes count for more. Republicans have always been much better at turning out for elections. Only rarely does something rile the Democrats enough to get them out in big numbers. It looked like Trump would be that something, but I think it's a very, very long time until the election, and the American people get bored. The GOP will vote even if bored, the Democrats won't. Trump's constant rants serve to keep his idiot 'base' stirred up, while lulling the Democrats to sleep, due to 'outrage fatigue'. I see it happening. Even I have stopped watching that closely.

    I also think there have been many 'anomalous' results in places controlled by Republicans. It's laughable - in those districts, they argued in court that there is little to no evidence of voter fraud, yet they also claim millions voted illegally, and all for Hillary. That is called 'cognitive dissonance' and the GOP has weaponized it to make Democrat's minds explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUGH View Post
    It sums him up neatly. What I can't understand, as a non-US citizen, is how so many people voted him into office. In my travels and conversations with US citizens I haven't met anyone particularly dim enough to do such a thing.
    I had a Trump supporter in my tax office today, and we were discussing medical expenses, and I happened to let slip that I would like to see 'Medicare for All' or some kind of universal medical care. She recoiled and began to test my sanity. "Oh no, " she said. "We can't have that. Who would control all the cheaters?".

    You see, that's the problem. We can't do anything here due to the cheaters. If the government provides anything to the poor, there will be so many cheaters it will bankrupt the country.

    How does the British Medical Service control cheaters? I mean, people stealing medical care? When everybody has free medical care, there has to be a lot of cheaters, right? It's kind of like all those dangerous Mexicans sneaking across the border to steal sand from our precious deserts, right?

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    WE pay 115 Euro's a month for mandatory health insurance from 18 up kids are on the parents insurance.
    That covers all health costs housedoctor, hospital operations, medication ambulance etc, - 400 euro own risk a year.
    If your income is low part of that 115 Euro insurance is subsidised.

    What a mandatory insurance does is save money, people will stay healthier, miss less days at work, and worry less about bills, and health, keeping them more happy and work harder, in the end costing less as the US system.

    We use private insurers, they have to compete and keep their costs low, the Government tells them what to provide and keeps the quality in check, mass buy in of medicines keep their costs low as well.
    Te government and insurers have little say over the patient care, for that the hospitals doctors are responsible, together with patient groups.

    Most of the time our Dutch system comes up tops at tests of EU healthcare systems, providing excellent care with low or non existing waiting times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PA5COR View Post
    WE pay 115 Euro's a month for mandatory health insurance from 18 up kids are on the parents insurance.
    That covers all health costs housedoctor, hospital operations, medication ambulance etc, - 400 euro own risk a year.
    If your income is low part of that 115 Euro insurance is subsidised.

    What a mandatory insurance does is save money, people will stay healthier, miss less days at work, and worry less about bills, and health, keeping them more happy and work harder, in the end costing less as the US system.

    We use private insurers, they have to compete and keep their costs low, the Government tells them what to provide and keeps the quality in check, mass buy in of medicines keep their costs low as well.
    Te government and insurers have little say over the patient care, for that the hospitals doctors are responsible, together with patient groups.

    Most of the time our Dutch system comes up tops at tests of EU healthcare systems, providing excellent care with low or non existing waiting times.
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