The Establishment GOP is using this technique also in the election cycle:
Yes, yes, yes! This is what I’ve been saying–and it truly DOES make you think you’re crazy. Or alone.
We are NOT!
Thank you, SD. This is sooooooo important!
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Wow Thank you Sundance — I didn’t know it had a name…
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I didn’t know it had a name either. I thought it was just called lying.
The name comes from a 1940’s movie, Gaslight, with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury. In it, the husband slowly manipulates his wife into believing she is going insane. A wonderful movie. Chilling.
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I have actually put that movie on my list of must watch now…Stella
Why does “Gaslighting” sound more like a juvenile stunt performed with a lighter and flatus? Why do I think Obie has probably performed both versions?
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Thanks for the reminder about “Gaslighting”. We must constantly remind ourselves that there are more of us than they would have us believe. The media is doing this every time they open their mouths about the elections. They want us to believe that MOST republicans are against Trump.
That is very good for those who have not yet woken from their slumber
For the rest of us the writing was on the wall from the beginning all you had to do was acknowledge it
I love Bill Whittle. If not for my Dad, I would not yet be aware. If not for this haven, I’d feel very lonely.
Wow, I remember that video now!
Even though Trump’s numbers are going up, now is not the time to be complacent. Conservative media kept telling us that Romney would win in huge numbers. What a let down. 2.5 years later the condition in America is exponentially worse because Obama has nothing to lose.
I’m still pessimistic and depressed that Trump’s voters today will listen to the constant media bombardment and naysayers, and stay a silent majority through doubt. Most here aren’t the majority. So you know where I’m coming from, below was an earlier poll.
Keep your stamina up !!!
What do people think about Tom Cotton for Veep? He’s a former marine is he not?
Conducted from July 4-6 using YouGov’s web-based system, Trump found himself four points ahead of Bush and Rand Paul, who tied for second with 11%. Following that, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee all tied for third place with 9%.
With 12%, Trump led by an even larger margin when voters were asked to pick their second choice candidate and according to YouGov, “one in four Republicans who are registered to vote say he is their first or second choice.”
However, when Republicans were asked who the “most likely” nominee would be, Trump’s numbers dropped significantly. On the question, he fell to 7% behind Bush (29%), Paul (12%), Rubio (8%) and Walker (8%).
Something most people are missing.
Trump is leading in the polls while 50%+ of the GOP base still thinking he’s not really running to become POTUS.
Now think about that carefully. Trump is winning, handily I might add, while half of the polled electorate still believing he’s really not serious about running for the White House.
What do you think will happen, when that other half realizes he really is in it to win it?
If he’s winning easily with only half of the polled counting him in, while the other candidates are considered by 100%….. He’ll lap the entire field when 100% of the polled electorate realize he’s actually running.
Obama is a Sociopath with severe narcissism.
The truly sad part of “gas lighting” Mr. Whittle neglected to mention is the techniques has been increasingly inflicted upon americans for several decades ! With the “dumbing down” of the voting populace its increasingly effective. So much so, its users have gotten arrogant about challenges to its being used and, contemptuous of challenges.
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Absolutely. The media will dangle favorable press, like doggie treats, for good little RINOs who say conservatives are “crazy”.
Perfect timing. Sundance fires a Whittle-guided missile up McCain’s afterburner, hopefully to see him golden-parachute into his retirement villa.
You must also keep in mind that gaslighting works because of what people WANT to believe. If a person wants to believe something, they will, irrational as it seems, believe it no matter the facts, no matter what you show them, no matter how observable it is.
“Gaslighting” = The PC term, it doesn’t sound as dangerous as what it really is, for Brainwashing.
SD, great post. This type of information needs to be kept in the minds of voters to combat the many years of political “gaslighting” that have occurred in this country. This is a very serious issue, to the point where people who should know better, fall for it. It is relatively easy to tell someone has been “gaslighted”, they will continue to propose and argue for the same ideas that knowledge and logic tell the sane person that the ideas just won’t work. If you stand up for your beliefs in the face of it, they will than attack you the person as stupid, an idiot, etc. The problem is it is one of those things that initially creeps in and causes doubt, than the constant harangue from the news media, liberal bloggers, liberal attack forum posters and the liberal politicians, without facts or faulty reasoning(half truths), solidify the bogus thoughts and reasoning. It is rampant in our schools, colleges and universities, where young people are trying to “fit in”, sadly, without much thought.
And yes, the GOPe has been and will continue to use it in all of its many iterations. They will attack Trump or any other Conservative who gains traction, viciously. Stand by, it’s coming.
The brain, the most powerful yet most complex organ in the body. Excellent reminder from Bill Whittle to keep us into falling for this gaslighting. Never knew what the term was called before expect maybe lying through your teeth.
brain fart. should be to keep us falling for this gaslighting looks like my brain is farting up a storm. Sorry for the mistake.
Planned Parenthood is also gas lighting. We all saw and heard the video of the woman discussing
selling baby body parts and how she managed to take them intact.
Yet, when I called planned parenthood for the 1st time to order baby body parts,( liver & extremities) I was told,’ we don’t provide that service’ I told her that I had seen the video where their own Dr. said they do…Then she put me on hold for a long time, I hung up.
They gave me a different tune the 2nd time I called to order the baby body parts.
I was told that they followed all govt. rules and regulations in respect to tissue donations.
This was an admission that they do in fact traffic in baby body parts.
The truth is: They sell baby body parts, just not to the general public.
They also said that the video was false.
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