Late Night Open Thread: Double-Negged

Negging (derived from the verb neg, meaning “negative feedback”) is an act of emotional manipulation whereby a person makes a deliberate backhanded compliment or otherwise flirtatious remark to another person to undermine their confidence and increase their need of the manipulator’s approval. The term was coined and prescribed by pickup artists.

So is Trump (unconsciously) negging himself, hoping that his cultists will respond with a torrent of praise in response?

To quote Stein’s Law, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The GOP Death Cult is truly dangerous, but the longterm survival of either its god-emperor figurehead or the nominal party that elected him (with considerable assistance by malign foreign forces) is not something upon which to waste too much of our precious energy, IMO…


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