The famous American journalist H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) famously said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” Was he right?

President Trump once quipped that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in New York and not lose a supporter. Trump certainly thinks his base is lacking in judgment if not intelligence. He constantly tests our intelligence. At the GOP convention, he said that Republicans would always protect pre-existing conditions in health care, while at the same time his administration is trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act through the courts, which, of course, would remove its protection of pre-existing conditions. Does Trump think we are so stupid that we cannot see the contradiction?

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edwards1

Maybe there is a big difference between intelligence and wisdom Mr. Edema. Stay in your lane. 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

Lanivan

You blasphemy the Lord's name in vain when you attempt to apply scripture to support your bullying as a Trump supporter. Shame on you.

Rottweiler

Lanivan you get older and more nasty by the day

Lanivan

Trump and those who support and/or enable him are the consequence of decades of right-wing propaganda and lies in which empirical, shared truth has, gradually but steadily, been tarred, feathered, and run out of town, (the death of which will kill our democracy, imo). The cult-like embrace of the Trump Party, consisting of tens of thousands of proven lies, obscene dereliction of duty, abuse of power and obstruction of justice, racism, white supremacy, and authoritarianism is almost impossible to explain...or justify. These cultists are so conditioned to mistrust facts and evidence they refuse to believe Trump said things that are recorded and videotaped! On August 5, Trump said, "Children are almost immune from this disease (Covid-19)." But the facts show that from May 21 to Aug 20, Child deaths from Covid-19 went up 229%, Child confirmed cases went up 720%, and Child hospitalizations went up 356%. I've recently had a person argue with me that these numbers can not possibly be correct - it's a "Democrat hoax". So there you have it.

Rottweiler

If any of this were really true he would have been impeached and removed from office.

Lanivan

He WAS impeached. The broken and power-hungry Senate refused to even hold a trial or call witnesses, so Trump wasn't removed from office. But Trump was impeached for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, based on investigations that revealed damning evidence.

edwards1

Facts? What is your source?

Lanivan

I originally tried to provide the link, but it was ruled as spam, so I had to delete the link to submit. Here is the text. Cut and paste and Google it, and the link will come right up. "COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising at a quicker rate among children than the general public, according to new data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The data covers 442,785 pediatric cases reported in 49 states as of Aug. 20, which account for 9.3 percent of all U.S. cases. Between May 21 and Aug. 20, pediatric cases jumped 720 percent, while hospitalizations rose by 356 percent. Deaths increased by 229 percent over the same time period, according to The New York Times' analysis of the data. Based on available data from 21 states, children accounted for 0.4 percent to 4.6 percent of total reported hospitalizations, and between 0.2 percent to 8.6 percent of all pediatric COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization."

Vladtheimp

Henry:

Apparently Mencken knew a few like you.

Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it. H. L. Mencken

Church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there. H. L. Mencken

Rottweiler

Idema and his useless rants. No one cares.

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