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July 10, 2016

How to Pretend You’re Not Lying

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Imagine if you posted on Facebook, “I’m going to the store,” and someone replied, “How come you’re going to buy the world’s largest vibrating dildo?”

That other person would deny he’s lying, wouldn’t he? If you accused him of lying, he’d fire off a series of defenses:

  • It was a question, not a statement
  • You didn’t say you weren’t going to buy the world’s largest dildo, did you?
  • Can you prove you weren’t planning to get the world’s largest vibrating dildo?

In other words, someone who wants the world to believe you’re on your way to Dr. John’s to buy the world’s largest vibrating dildo could easily pretend he wasn’t lying about you.

Something like this happened on Facebook the other night. NeverTrumpers on Facebook asked why Donald Trump vowed to erase the 10th Amendment. Well, not directly. But that’s what they wanted people to believe. Instead of saying it directly, they used weapons grade mental manipulation to trick readers into making up their own lies.

Here’s what Trump actually said about protecting police officers from assassins and murderers:

One of the first things I’d do in terms of executive order, if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that would go out to the country, out to the world, anybody killing a police man, a police woman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer, the death penalty is going to happen.

Even a person of mild creativity like me can see how President Trump can fulfill this promise while being completely true to the intent of the 10th Amendment, which prohibits Washington from taking on powers not granted in the Constitution. For example, President Trump could sign an executive order instructing the Department of Justice to seek the death penalty in any federal prosecution of someone accused of murdering a police officer.

No one would argue that the president lacks the Constitutional authority to give such direction to the DOJ. In fact, that’s exactly what executive orders are meant to do–direct the executive branch within the law.

So it’s obvious that Trump can fulfill this intention to protect the lives of cops while staying true to the word and intent of the Bill of Rights. Anyone can see this.

But some NeverTrumpers don’t want you to see the truth. Those NeverTrumpers want you to make up your own lies. With their help, of course.

Those NeverTrumpers want people to believe Trump said things Trump didn’t say. (Because NeverTrumpers might secretly want to sleep with Hillary Clinton). They are very, very careful, the way a con artist is careful, to avoid direct statements. Instead, they ask vague questions that allow other Trump skeptics to imagine something terrible.

It’s very crafty and very skillful mental manipulation. I bet professional con artists would even be impressed.

Another tactic con artists use: they report old news as if it were new. Donald Trump’s statement on protecting the lives of police officers was from December 2015. Those NeverTrumpers are learning lots of manipulation tricks from MSNBC and Crooked Hillary’s campaign. After the election, they’d make great swindlers.

That’s how you pretend you’re not lying. Be vague. Imply with questions. Let the reader invent his own lies which he’ll cherish as his own.

I won’t use any manipulation tricks to get you to buy my new book. You’ll probably want to anyway.

Convict Hillary

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A lot of people are mad at FBI Director James Comey. Comey read a list of crimes committed by Hillary Clinton, then announced he couldn’t recommend prosecution for those crimes. On its face, it sounds like Comey caved.

Let’s play the imagine game. Imagine Comey decided to refer Hillary Clinton’s crimes to the Department of Justice for prosecution. What would happen?

First, you’d never hear about it. The FBI and the DOJ don’t discuss active criminal investigations. There would be no official statement of any kind. Disgruntled FBI agents would probably leak some of the details to the press, but most people would dismiss these leaks with the help of brain manipulation by the press. Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General who was ambushed by Bill Clinton, would have no incentive to act on the recommendation. Lynch would also have no reason to dismiss it. Lynch’s best strategy, had Comey recommended prosecution, would be to do nothing, saying nothing. It’ll all be over in a few months.

Had Comey recommended prosecution, you’d probably never hear about the matter again except for conservative talk shows and blogs. That huge pool of voters who don’t pay much attention to politics wouldn’t know that Hillary put American lives in grave danger in violation of federal law.

But Comey took a different path. Comey recited, point by point, each of Hillary’s crimes. He left absolutely no doubt about Hillary’s guilt. James Comey convicted Hillary Clinton of crimes without the burden of a prosecution. And Hillary has passed up her chance to refute any of the charges. She made one feeble attempt to lie about Comey, but she got caught on that, too.

Comey’s reputation is taking a beating, but Comey might have done something heroic. If you saw his Congressional testimony, Comey agreed with every point Trey Gowdy made. That damning video is below. You will want to watch it in a moment.

Comey did not seem angry at Gowdy’s questioning. Comey did not act like Lois Lerner, the IRS bureaucrat who tried to have Tea Partiers arrested as part of a political war on conservatives. Instead, Comey seemed very cooperative. He seemed to want people to conclude that Hillary Clinton is guilty as sin. After Comey’s testimony, a reasonable person must conclude that either Hillary Clinton is a crook or Hillary Clinton is an imbecile.

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Maybe I’m being too nice to the FBI Director. Or maybe James Comey just threw the election to Donald Trump. Either way, even Hillary’s most ardent supporters privately admit she’s a corrupt and crooked person.