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Gaslighting and the
Left’s War on Reality

Townhall, by Timothy Daughtry

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/5/2017 10:00:23 AM

Donald Trump’s victory over one of the most powerful political machines in American history has given mainstream America the opportunity to turn America onto a sensible course. The success or failure of that turnaround, however, depends largely on the ability of mainstream Americans to see through the left’s longstanding use of a vile political tactic known as gaslighting. The word gaslighting has been popularized in psychology to describe a form of mental and emotional abuse in which a domineering person denies and contradicts the memories and perceptions of an intended victim until the victim begins to doubt his or her perception


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/5/2017 10:10:49 AM     (No. 11095306)

Never saw Gaslight but what the left is doing reminds me of a Night Gallery episode called "Stop Killing Me" starring James Gregory.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thomthomp, 1/5/2017 10:29:14 AM     (No. 11095342)

Liberals may actually gaslight themselves, as when Obama recently told a military group, “Joe Biden and I know that women are as least as strong as men,...” Is it possible he has convinced himself to believe this in order to justify his policies?

As Reagan said, “It isn´t so much that liberals are ignorant. It´s just that they know so many things that aren´t so.”

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/5/2017 11:39:20 AM     (No. 11095454)

Must read. Its simple and not new but we can´t emphasize enough how spectacularly successful the left has been with this technique.

A tax cut which raised the proportion the wealthy pay was "A tax cut for the rich"

A grand failure of government social engineering became greedy rich people did it and "trickle down economics" doesn´t work.

Global intelligence inaccuracies became Bush lied.

All the way to America isn´t and never was great or exceptional.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/5/2017 12:08:27 PM     (No. 11095515)

Gaslighting today is the Left lighting their flatulence to increase global warming...

It ain´t working bozo´s!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/5/2017 5:45:13 PM     (No. 11096187)

I think this HAS been working and continues to work for the gullible and unfortunately there are more gullible people around than ever.

This is also causing a lot of tension with Blacks and other groups. The dems spin their version of reality and if I were Black and I believed what they were saying, I would be angry as well. Blacks have suffered under BO but it was BECAUSE of BO´s policies. Dems spin it that there is inherent racism in the Country that BO was not able to overcome. It´s a blatant lie but easy to believe when you are being told by leaders in your community that it is true, you are isolated from others who might tell you the truth, and the people that are lying to you do it with absolute conviction. It´s insidious and hateful but so far Blacks cannot see it.

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