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The Democrats' Cognitive Disorder

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Posted By: Judy W., 1/26/2020 6:01:03 AM

I do not trust emotional reactions to events. In my experience, visceral reactions are a poor guide to action, and when I recognize that I’m responding emotionally to events, I step back and consider what facts are better brought to bear on the issue than are my immediate feelings. In fact, I’m not alone in thinking emotional reasoning is a kind of cognitive disorder. Watching the impeachment theater (or rather reading about it to save time and avoid being influenced by the hypnotic effect of television) I’ve concluded that the congressional Democrats and their base live in a postfactual “inner child” world of fact-free enthusiasms and conniption fits.

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Great commentary on the impeachment, but read on for interesting stuff about the Chinese virus and the disgusting habits of the Chinese that are the reason it is spreading so fast.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deety 1/26/2020 6:06:11 AM (No. 298394)
There are three kinds of Democrats: 1. Those who are unable to think 2. Those who are unwilling to think 3. Those who are both unwilling and unable to think Cognition is something that happens when you cease being a Democrat.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: wakeupcall 1/26/2020 8:22:20 AM (No. 298510)
Imbeciles. easily brainwashed to believe wrong is right, bad is good, murdering babies is good. Marxist Communist democrats love them they are so easily controlled.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 1/26/2020 8:25:50 AM (No. 298515)
Clarice thinks that the Chinese have unsanitary habits. Has she ever been to Mexico or parts south? Their common vegetables cause us more problems than bat soup. The WHO had better get on this virus thing before it really gets out of hand because it has the potential to cause a huge number of deaths.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/26/2020 8:53:37 AM (No. 298551)
Great article. I always enjoy Clarice. Unfortunately for me, I read the part about the China health epidemic BEFORE breakfast. Why anyone in their right mind would travel to mainland China is beyond my powers to reason.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/26/2020 10:34:48 AM (No. 298695)
They do indeed have a cognition problem. They are so bent on their own party destruction, they cannot see or think straight. The democrat attitude towards their fellow senators, the American public and other things prove that. The meltdown come primary season and November should be epic, colorful and magnificently entertaining. As to comments about the Chinese, what else can we expect when they shove millions of people together like in Wuhan? One of the largest cities in the world with at least 11 million population. Add very poor hygiene and lots of unsanitary conditions, and with a bio lab located there, you have a situation ripe for a pandemic. I saw a map last week that showed the spread of this virus. It isn't just in China folks, it is all over that part of Asia. HK, Japan, Thailand, and so on all have cases of it. And we allow travel to each and every one of those nations as well. If anyone was ever curious about what it would have been like living in Medieval England with their lack of hygiene and sanitation, modern day China should end that curiosity perfectly. Live in filth, you are gonna die in it too.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/26/2020 10:38:19 AM (No. 298698)
Yes, Mexico also has unsanitary conditions. But they sure haven't been the source of some of the nastiest most deadly virus outbreaks in the past decade have they. China has cities of huge populations, and that is ripe for a virus outbreak which unfortunately tends to affect the rest of the world. It is not being racist or biased to note the huge problem with China, considering all the disease they export to the world along with the goods.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 1/26/2020 11:29:44 AM (No. 298751)
I am having nightmares that like other sure things, (Obamacare in the SCOTUS & HR Clinton as POTUS) I'm going to hear that the Senate 'unexpectedly' voted to convict.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 1/26/2020 11:43:38 AM (No. 298770)
Uh oh. It's cultural. How long before the Left calls you a racist "Sinophobe" if you ask someone who looks vaguely Chinese to cover their sneeze...?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Arby 1/26/2020 11:53:19 AM (No. 298785)
Not to get into the academic weeds, but this is all of a piece with the death of the humanities. The French Nietzscheans were not only relativists; they were neo-romantics, undercutting the enlightenment's trust of reason, facts and logic. They substituted emotion. Arguments that lack logic, fact and reason depend, ultimately, on power. They can't persuade you so they attempt to bludgeon you. They can't win through argument so they lie or assemble their minions in the streets. The impact of these French thinkers (largely muted a generation or two ago in France itself) has been inestimable in the American academy. This is why you hear all of the ridiculous nonsense from the race/class/gender victimologists. This is how someone like ignorant little Greta can be seen as a mighty prophet, se'er blest. Everything that you see and loathe in the democratic party is alive and well in your local English department and, of course, in all of the "___ Studies" departments. This explains why Shifty Schiff is a hero to these people and not simply a bug-eyed liar who makes it all up as he goes along. This is why the academics celebrate the 'testimonies' of victims that prove to be filled with lies and half-truths. The truth doesn't matter to them; only the ideology does.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56 1/26/2020 1:25:59 PM (No. 298846)
By the way, irradiating foods (especially imports) would be nearly perfect in removing viruses and infections from plants/foods.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 1/26/2020 10:02:04 PM (No. 299125)
The part about China at the end was "nice". I have followed Micheal Yon since the Iraq War when he was embedded with the US Army, went on lots of street patrols, covered their firefights from up close and personal. He is a former Spec Ops soldier, was out and doing independent journalism (paid by donations then, and with donated bulletproof vest and helmet, and cameras). He put out many really amazing photos in that war. In any case, Yon's commentary on the barbarian, medieval behavior of many mainland Chinese doesn't surprise me. The backwoods of China is nearly unchanged since the 1300s or 1400s. China is the enemy, and these people are medieval enemy barbarians.
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