Tag: Cognitive Psychology

How does Trump Keep His Supporters

The Two Weird Tricks That Keep MAGAs and the GOP Supporting Trump


Reading time: 4 minutes
Isn’t it weird that Trump really defies all conventional conservative wisdom yet still command such support among Congressional Republicans and the rank and vile? How does he do that? As it turns out there are two weird cognitive tricks that help him.

The Fascisting of America: Explaining Opposition to Impeachment (2/3)


Reading Time: 7 minutes
I KNOW! It’s a LONG read. It’s been awhile. I hadda lodda say. So sue me.

You know you can’t understand why anyone and everyone doesn’t want to impeach the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. You know you can’t. You know you wanna know. Well, here it is. THE explanation of what is going on in all those pussy grabbing mo’fo’s heads. It is psysplained right here.

Seeing is Believing


The old saying, seeing is believing, has never been more true or dangerous in this age of political cynicism and technology. Find out how or why political ads create and maintain false impressions.

You’re Endorsing Who?


With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.

Changing the Body Politic


We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.

The Death Paneling of the American Body Politic


Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.

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