FCP Bob, on 10 February 2017 - 04:04 PM, said:
You way overestimate the "deals" that Trump has made in his business career. The deals that government leaders make are far more complex than those of a real estate developer. You've accused me of overestimating the significance of academics and their expertise but you seem to be blinded by Trump's supposed business skills and how those will transfer into governing. He certainly is showing that the management skills he has from running a pretty simple family business are lacking when it comes to managing the Executive Branch.
You don't 'overestimate academics' as you do blindly refer to them to back-fill some preexisting belief you have.
It's the old | Preexisting Belief > Find Something To Support It > SEE, I'M RIGHT! | formula which at no time ever reconciles itself against anything critical, logical scrutiny, etc meaning you can always persuade yourself that your preexisting beliefs are correct if someone out there who appears credible agrees. Once you get into beliefs that break hard upon camp lines, you can always cite all sorts of entities from 'your camp' who likewise agree without ever bothering to articulate your beliefs in the face of logical criticism.
If you want to believe the earth is 7000 years old, you can always cite Harvard educated PhD geologist Kurt Wise
as someone who agrees and is certainly more credentialed on geology than anyone who might disagree, but does that prove you're right? Or does it prove that academia can be an endless loop where anything can be rationalized, supported or otherwise theorized as correct and is full of a lot of people who are routinely wrong?
Your core thesis is TRUMP, BAD! so you wind up doing what outlets like CNN and the like have been doing every day for the past few months- whatever he does anything, you claim it's all wrong and obviously, that's true because here, here's an article in the New York Times with someone somewhere who says so AND HE IS A WORLD RENOWNED 'ONOMIST SO I'D SAY THAT SETTLES IT!
Your arguments are flawless examples of mindless appeal to authority, or, an exercise in how people consigned to information or ideological ghettos can always rationalize their own bullshit.
Like, your belittling Trump's business acumen, because BUSINESS DEALS ARE SIMPLE BUT GOVERNMENT, THAT'S, LIKE, COMPLICATED! ... which is reaching truly astonishing levels of ideologue'itis. Or that Trump's business interests under the Trump Orginization were "simple".
Literal LOL at that one.