Classic Demthink.
I suspect that people become Democrats or Leftists or advocacy journalists, not because of some ideological common ground, but because this kind of thinking is tolerated, if not actually encouraged and rewarded. Certainly, it’s never punished, if you’re one of the protected clan.

I’ve never taken a psych course, as such; but here’s how my engineer’s mind sees it:
• Each question-answer pair is, within itself, coherent and policy-supporting at a point in time,
or there’s one supporting example which is (or can be spun to appear) valid.
• Each question-answer pair may be altered, as necessary, to fit the needs of the moment.
• Each question-answer pair may be isolated, logically, from any other question-answer pair,
(i.e. any contradiction in logic or evidence may be safely ignored). Opposition is the only logical contradiction (e.g. Joe’s vid).

No idea what that’s called in psychology (a form of dissociation perhaps?).
It looks like a coping mechanism for someone lacking some foundation, reality, discipline, independence, fluency, or logic.

One problem with my summary is that The Usual Suspects™ are fully capable of overcoming these flaws when criticizing an opponent, if it supports their policy of the moment.

Dunno. Any psych pros out there?

(What? No, I didn’t include the common ethical flaws, such as bein’ a morally corrupt, disingenuous, lying POS)

Next week: the inability to let go of debunked talking points
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  1. TheBigHarry
    Posted April 8, 2020 at 2:08 pm |

    Some form of Compartmentalization?

  2. Veeshir
    Posted April 8, 2020 at 2:37 pm |

    Reality is what Democrats say it is and the truth is what it needs to be.

  3. DougM ☞crotchety and judgmental☜
    Posted April 8, 2020 at 3:56 pm |

    Harry @1
    Yeah, like the many-worlds theory

    Veeshir ^
    Preach it, bruh

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted April 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm |

    One on One with Joe Biden?
    More like One on Three Eighths with Joe Biden.

  5. Dave
    Posted April 9, 2020 at 7:10 am |

    Pan out the camera and you will see Donald Trump holding the cue cards.

  6. Posted April 9, 2020 at 7:31 am |

    One on one with Joe Biden?

    The question: which one? I figure there’s about three or four Joes running around in that big empty warehouse of a head of his.

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted April 9, 2020 at 9:16 am |

    ^That’s true, but all of them together add up to less than one – I guessed just 3/8.
    I wonder if they rattle in the warehouse?

  8. rickn8or
    Posted April 9, 2020 at 9:32 am |

    No, I’d be more inclined to say that Slow Joe’s short-term memory is just that bad.

  9. Nomen Nescio
    Posted April 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm |

    Pretty much shits the bed for the cumulative and associative properties. Just leaves the identity property, which, given recent history, should be solid