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Trump 2013: Great dealmakers don’t openly celebrate a deal, especially when it’s not complete

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Hmmm, yes. Yes, I think he has a point. There’s great wisdom here.

Perhaps we can convince this sagacious gentleman to primary Trump.

I want to dump this tweet onto a mirror, divide it into lines, and snort it.

What inspired that 2013 pensee, you ask? Turns out it was … a preliminary nuclear deal between the U.S. and a rogue state:

Another good point. When you’re in the early stages of a long, delicate process with an enemy power involving the highest military stakes, the last thing you’d want to do is celebrate prematurely. Like, to take a hypothetical example, by declaring the North Korea nuclear threat over because you had a pleasant photo op with the country’s leader:

Citizen Trump was a hard-eyed realist about enemy machinations, President Trump sounds like he’s ready for champagne with Kim Jong Un in a jacuzzi.

Why did his views change? They didn’t! Not really. POTUS practices situational ethics based on what benefits him: As his circumstances change, so do the rules. In 2013 he was a vocal Obama critic, today he’s in charge of U.S. policy. Celebrating the Iran deal too early thus was bad whereas celebrating the North Korea deal too early is good. Perfectly consistent. I wondered in this post how Trump would have received McCain’s no vote on ObamaCare repeal if Maverick had been a vocal Trump admirer beforehand instead of a detractor, but you can apply the same logic to Trump’s 2013 comments about the Iran deal. If (bear with me here) Obama had said warm things about Trump early in his presidency, admitted that he enjoyed “The Apprentice,” cited Trump as an example of the American dream, etc etc etc, would Trump ever have gotten into Birtherism? Would he have crapped on the Iran deal or celebrated it as a major achievement?

Before you answer, recall that we actually do have a real-world example of POTUS treating a very prominent Democratic enemy radically differently a few years ago for no other reason than that she was nice to him. Anyway, if Kim flakes out on him, we already know how he’ll respond. He told us! For all the hype about Trump being unpredictable, there are rarely surprises in his reactions.

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FBI Director Wray Praises Mueller “I Do Not Believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a Witch Hunt” (VIDEO)

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FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday on the IG report’s findings of the Clinton email investigation.

Christopher Wray told Senator Leahy (D-VT) that Robert Mueller’s investigation is ‘not a witch hunt.’

FBI Director Wray once again proves he serves the Deep State swamp rather than the interests of the American people.

FBI Director Christopher Wray held a press conference last Thursday afternoon from the FBI headquarters in DC following the release of the IG report was released.

Wray defended the swamp; he said the IG report “did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.”

On Monday, the FBI Director praised Mueller and said the dirty cop is not on a witch hunt.

Truly disgusting.

VIDEO:

We shouldn’t be surprised as Wray defended the corrupt officials in the FBI brass last week in a disgraceful press conference.

Americans are disgusted after reading more anti-Trump text messages from FBI agents.

What a disgrace.
The top officials at the FBI and DOJ hated Donald Trump and his supporters.

The Deep State hacks called Trump supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded.

Chris Wray told reporters there was “no evidence of political bias.”
This is the same FBI that had spies inside the Trump campaign and continued to spy on President-elect Trump after his election and inauguration.
And the FBI spy infiltrating the Trump campaign openly advocated for Hillary Clinton during the election.

According to Wray, there’s no political bias and Mueller is not on a witch hunt despite KGB tactics of breaking down doors and raiding anyone connected to the president without even naming the crime.

Wray needs to go.

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Study: The states with the most psychopaths seem to be blue

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Why on Earth would we talk about a Social Science Research Center study like this? The real question is… how could we not?

Reported at QZ, this new study by Southern Methodist University Professor Ryan Murphy correlated a bunch of data which I can’t make heads or tails of and figured out how psychopathic the residents of every state are. He was looking at the “levels of big five personality traits” (extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience) in each state. These apparently correlate with other traits which identify psychopathic tendencies. To put it mildly, the news was not good for the blue states.

Sometimes, it can feel like there are psychopaths everywhere. If you live in the United States, it’s now possible to move to less psychopathic environs, thanks to new research ranking 48 contiguous states by psychopathy.

Connecticut wins the dubious award of most psychopathic state in the US, followed by California in second, and New Jersey third. New York and Wyoming tie for joint fourth place, followed by Maine. The least psychopathic state is West Virginia, followed by Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Mexico…

Earlier research shows that psychopathy is composed of disinhibition, boldness, and meanness, and a forthcoming paper shows that these characteristics can be translated into the big five traits.

I’m still not sure how things like “meanness” and disinhibition translate over to characteristics typical of psychopaths, but then, I only lasted for a few classes in pre-med. It’s still interesting to note that while the five states with the highest psychopath rating were almost entirely blue states in the northeast (plus California), the least psychopathic ones were in red (or at least reddish purple) areas. Who would have guessed that West Virginia would be the best location, particularly if you’ve ever watched the movies based in that region?

Oh, there was one more kicker to the study results. You might have been wondering where the District of Columbia landed. The answer is that it’s not on the list because it rang up a psychopath rating that was off the charts but was disqualified due to mitigating circumstances. (Emphasis added)

Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it’s an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, “The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere.”

So if you’re looking for the highest concentration of psychopaths in the country, head to Washington, D.C. Apparently they have more of them than you can shake a stick at and the majority are working “in the political sphere.”

C’mon, man. You’re not going to sit there and tell me you’re surprised.

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BREAKING: IG Horowitz Confirms Comey Under Investigation For Handling of Classified Memos

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Inspector General Horowitz confirmed Monday during a Congressional hearing Comey is under investigation for his handling of classified information.

Fired FBI Director James Comey penned 7 memos stemming from 9 conversations with President Trump.

At least 4 of 7 of the memos contained classified information.

Comey gave contents of his memos to his ‘friend’ Daniel Richman to leak to the New York Times in order to prompt a Special Counsel.

On Monday, Inspector General Horowitz was asked by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley ‘if the IG is investigating Comey’s handling of his memos about Trump.’

Horowitz replied in the affirmative.

“Yes, we’re investigating it and will produce a report on it.”

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