by Cody Robert Judy, 2016 Presidential Candidate, ©2016

(Nov. 9, 2016) — Well west side of 300 + on the Electoral Map is not something the Democrats saw coming in Poll Predictions. Maybe they need new prophets? Wait a minute; maybe they knew it was going to happen, when they canceled the ‘Fire Works Show”? Maybe they were using every tool in their arsenal to change the hearts and minds of the people or create a sense of inevitability simply as strategy? Ok, we’ll use the media, we’ll use the bank roll, we’ll use the ground game, we’ll use the Polls, and we’ll cast everyone out who opposes us until we are all in a room together saying the same thing and repeating it until we all believe it? It’s the definition of GROUP THINK that’s in a THINK TANK. Truth is the way to People’s minds and People’s hearts and names and faces don’t really stick.

In my B.A. in Psychology I was fascinated with the theory of GROUP THINK, especially as it involved itself with the politics of President John F. Kennedy in The Bay of Pigs which roughly culminated in the following:

GROUP THINK is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences

[Irving Janis felt that Kennedy’s top advisors were unwilling to challenge bad ideas because it might disturb perceived or desired group concurrence. Presidential advisor Arthur Schlesinger, for instance, presented serious objections to the invasion in a memorandum to the president, but suppressed his doubts at the team meetings. Attorney General Robert Kennedy privately admonished Schlesinger to support the president’s decision to invade. At one crucial meeting, JFK called on each member for his vote for or against the invasion. Each member, that is, except Schlesinger — whom he knew to have serious concerns. Many members assumed other members agreed with the invasion plan.{8}
Schlesinger later lamented, “In the months after the Bay of Pigs I bitterly reproached myself for having kept so silent during those crucial discussions in the cabinet room.” He continued, “I can only explain my failure to do more than raise a few timid questions by reporting that one’s impulse to blow the whistle on this nonsense was simply undone by the circumstances of the discussion.”{9}
Have you ever kept silent when you felt you should speak up? President Kennedy later revised his group decision-making process to encourage dissent and debate. The change helped avert a nuclear catastrophe, as we will see. cont..]

I count the adversarial and opposition or anti-“Birther Movement” as one of the great GROUP THINK phenomenons in modern-day politics. If advisers, pundits, and even Justices were truthful, they would see not one real honest debate was heard by the United States Supreme Court and it was trivialized as unimportant.

Now as hind site is 20/20 with the amount of credibility that the Hillary Clinton & Her Campaign gave to the [Birther Movement] as a weapon against her opponent without Donald Trump actually being ineligible by the U.S. Constitution’s Qualifications of a [natural born Citizen] ie. {Born in the U.S. to Citizen Parents}, you would have to concede she thought it was credible as a weapon. It was a staple in her diet, or in other words a stump in her stump speech.

Now I notice today in news reports with the Main Stream Media trying to make some kind of sense out of their getting it so wrong, that they are rationalizing that while Obama remained popular the country wanted change. This is delusion politically speaking, and a perfect manifestation of grasping at straws in order to avoid the Truth, or in other words justify the lie.

This rhetoric from Joan Vennochi sums it up perfectly from the Boston Globe: “

But Obama’s latest approval rating of 54 percent is the highest it has been since his reelection. And to some degree, that reflects the country’s judgment of Obama vs. Trump. IIP. Obama can be cutting, at times arrogant, and a trifle too cute, with his “mic drop” act. But given the deplorables and the racists with whom he had to contend, give him a break.

Deplorable never really was considered a ‘noun’ that could be used as a label, but was used mostly to describe a condition as in  execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched inferio condemnable, criminal, reprehensible, vicious wrong.

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