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Mar 22 2016

Trump Speaks at Fourth-Grade Level

Trump has proclaimed that he loves “the poorly educated,” and many have noticed that his campaign resonates with the cognitively disadvantaged, so this should come as no surprise:

Donald Trump connects with voters by using simple, commanding language that even a fourth-grader could understand, a report says — and the style has been so successful that his competitors are copying it.

“To his supporters, Trump’s style is refreshingly direct,” Wired magazine’s Chelsea Coe writes, noting that a commonly used formula for assessing reading skills shows the GOP front-runner consistently speaking at a fourth-grade level.

“From a linguistic point of view, it turns out, part of the trick is not to assume a high level of literacy.”

This is among the many ways in which the Donald has placed his stamp upon our political discourse.

The same Wired analysis shows the language of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio decreasing in reading level as the debates wore on.

Cruz’s language gradually decreased in complexity, starting out at almost 10th grade for the first two debates, in August and September, then falling to just above eighth grade by February and early this month.

Rubio began debating on an eighth-grade level, but dropped at the ninth debate, on Feb. 13, the first time he went on the attack against Trump.

As for the spoiler campaign of Trump-enabling liberal gadfly John Kasich,

John Kasich has hovered between a sixth- and seventh-grade level, the analysis showed.

Coming next after Trump: a candidate who whips angry mobs into a frenzy by brandishing a rattle and shouting about poo-poo.

George Washington’s farewell address featured a graduate-level degree of linguistic complexity. We have come a long way. Too bad it was in the wrong direction.

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Demagoguery for dummies.

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fools.



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  • MrRightWingDave

    I highly recommend 3 things for new counter-moonbats (if you have not done so already): Read “1984” by George Orwell. Read “Animal Farm” by Orwell. Watch “Idiocracy”, the best documentary of our times.

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  • Bully

    And while you’re at it take a look at the photos from last night’s Muz attack on the Brussels airport. Who do you prefer – Trump who wants immigrants vetted before being admitted, or Barak – Hillary – Bernie and their accomplices who can’t seen to import enough of the unvetted bastards? You choose.

  • Stephen

    Just saw that 34 Belgians were killed and 150 injured…..’we need to ban Muslim travel’…. that sentence can’t be more than 4th grade level.

  • Artfuldgr

    So basically dave is blaming Trump for the progressive education system that was put that way before Trump was even born…

    when i was a kid i used to read the kid books of the earlier time
    things like last of the mohicans, and other works by fenimore cooper
    those were written at 13th grade reading level

    then when i took business courses, they said. write at 8th grade level
    now business is conducted at a 5th grade level

    and you fault him for that?

    at some point dave is going to keep this up and other than cruz lovers no one will bother coming here for being betrayed the same way the dems betray people

    its not enough that he runs ads that are from places that place viruses
    you have to also play god and try to change minds with propaganda, and abuse your readers who used to depend on you. but now, this site cant be trusted. why? cause you now dont know know what he left out, what he shoved in, and whether or not he is reporting honestly, or not…

  • Artfuldgr

    yet dave and cruz supporters cant understand, even at that level…

  • Artfuldgr

    Well cruz wanted to import 400,000 technically proficient immigrants to take jobs… which is why dave thinks he is the right man, once he changed his mind openly and then claimed he wasnt for immigration when he worked for the organizations for immigration before his public political career…

  • Son of Uncle Sam

    I have followed this website for years, what’s the deal with all the anti-Trump rhetoric? We have given every establishment candidate the benefit of the doubt and elected them only to have them fail us time and time again. Well guess what? time’s up we as Americans who work the 40 to 80 hours a week have had enough! We are blue collar Republicans and Democrats who want our jobs back, our country safe and the illegals gone. I was on the fence on Trump until yesterday when some H1 Visa carrying “Patel” bitch fired my wife because she spent to much helping a customer who needed a room but the hotel was full. So my wife was calling other hotels in the area to find this person a room and the “Patel” bitch told her “Who cares they no spend money with us!” (Note this was a Hampton Inn, a Hilton owned property) So guess what put me in the xenophobic Trump supporting crowd, and Moonbattery you might want to get on the right side of this issue or risk loosing a lot of readers.

  • http://politicallyincorrectcanadian.blogspot.ca/ Reverend Ken

    Articles like this is why your readership is dropping like rock. See ya.

  • Willard the Newt

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    And Dave Blount’s integrity/credibility has sunk to the level of a juvenile delinquent.
    .

  • http://www.greengatorreport.com/ Louisiana Steve

    Exactly !!!!!!!!

  • Willard the Newt

    Professional agitators (funded by George Soros) disrupt, shut down freedom of speech and incite violence at Trump rallies. Ted Cruz’s immediate reaction was to go into PC enforcer mode and blame Donald Trump.
    “Victims are Oppressors.”
    1984 indeed!

  • Bob

    Come on Dave this has been a great website site. Lets stick to going after the left. No reasons to have these silly attacks on Trump. If he is the candidate we all should back him. If Cruz can pull it off then we all back him. The real enemy is the left. Not the people who read your blog.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    I’m currently reading Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. What an eye-opener!

  • Dolan Tump

    If you want to drag up the past, lets get more recent. When Trump was complimenting the gang of eight and meeting with amnesty advocates, Cruz was proposing tripleing border patrol and building a razor wire double fence.

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    “Fourth-Grade Level”, NO WONDER the LEFT love him so, he speaks ABOVE their heads…

  • MrRightWingDave

    I’ll have to check that out! Thanks, Occam!

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    http://i.imgur.com/7VXbDMo.gif NOW DAYS they would take your children away if you did!

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    http://media.cagle.com/12/2016/03/20/176955_600.jpg ACTUALLY, he does, THEY ARE the same people. WE even have a TROLL that named himself that.

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    http://i.imgur.com/Uy1FHEf.jpg WHERE OUR CULTURE HAS SUNK TOO, LIBERAL CULTURE.

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  • Wilberforce

    ‘Bye.

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    http://i.imgur.com/yJO1PoR.jpg YAH, the LEFT doesn’t like free speech either…

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    SO MUCH in common… http://i.imgur.com/FAl47a0.gif

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  • Johnny Monday

    Drumpf is the left. He needs to be stopped. It’s more important to remove the danger within first.

  • Johnny Monday

    On the contrary, he should be applauded for standing against the Drumpf hordes.

  • Johnny Monday

    Drumpf will not do anything about it. You’re extremely gullible if you believe his hot air.

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    Got it?!

  • Torcer

    No, I Don’t Believe Donald Trump Is a Conservative http://rightwingnews.com/column-2/donald-trump-37-percent-hard-get-270-electoral-votes/ via @rightwingnews

  • TED

    JUST a reminder…!

  • Torcer

    The funniest item he had in there was that apparently Himmler wanted the to switch the SS to entirely organic food.

  • Torcer

    Artfuldgr
    yet dave and cruz supporters cant understand, even at that level…
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=70177#comment-2583038890

    Thank you for proving our point for us.

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  • MAS

    Ummm in case you didn’t realize it this is the primary where voters are SUPPOSED to try to get the one candidate they really want to win and go on to the general. We are supposed to vet them first using past history and really any tool available so we, hopefully, don’t end up with a stinker. We do that because politicians tend to be dishonest and so, sadly, do many businessmen/politicians like Perot and Trump.

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  • MAS

    You’re projecting…

  • MAS

    “See ya”

    Not if we see you first…

  • Duckster1964

    Cruz proposed tripling border patrol, but did absolutely nothing about it…All talk no action Ted, then demanded we give hundreds of thousands of foreigners visas and that American citizens be forced to train them before the Americans are fired and replaced by the same foreigners they just trained… Cruz is as pro American as O’Bozo is pro Christian…

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    http://i.imgur.com/G1uCF3L.jpg LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

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  • octa bright

    When I was in high school in the 1960’s I was told that most newspapers were written at the fifth grade level. Trump is communicating, not trying to educate. That said it is a sad commentary on the state of American education that public discourse needs to be held at such a low level.

  • MicahStone

    “Trump Speaks at Fourth-Grade Level”
    —yeah, but can he also speak “Negro” like bi-lingual Shrillary can ?

  • Dolan Tump

    How is demanding the border be secured all talk but demanding “we give hundreds of thousands of foreigners visas and…” action? Aside from the fact that you’re twisting facts there isn’t even logical consistency in your rhetoric.

  • S_O_T_A

    What is frustrating is people getting upset at the corruption in Washington are backing with such fervour someone who is no different – and expecting change. Trump won’t be President, but even if he were, it’s as obvious as the nose on my face that he is not committed to even half the things he says, with border issues being top on that list. With the track record of betrayal he has, I simply don’t believe anything he says. He deserves to be attacked because his character is lacking.

    If Trump were the only candidate who even nominated for running on the GOP side, I could understand support for him a little better, but when you have someone as brilliant as Cruz as an option (even Rubio was substantially better), it’s just crazy to gravitate to Trump. I am honestly feeling more and more each day that the zombie apocalypse has already taken place, because I simply don’t get the jettisoning of principles for leadership of the country from people who would be upset if they got short changed buying groceries. If you are OK with that abandonment, you should not expect a positive outcome.

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  • MrRightWingDave

    So true!

  • 762×51

    He is. Trump is a Progressive. That none of you Trumpettes can figure that out is hilarious.

  • 762×51

    Yep. Trump vs. Clinton can be restated as
    NY Progressive vs. NY Progressive

    No matter who you vote for, a NY Progressive will be President.

  • 762×51

    That’s just fibtard pretending to someone else. He tried pulling that on me last night but I can smell the little turd eater a mile off. The psycho has actually developed multiple persona’s he uses here. A certifiable dipshit if every one existed.

  • MAS

    And both support sucking the brains out of babies in the womb…or just about in the womb. I’d rather face my Master with a clear conscience by not pulling the lever for any profane baby slaughtering PP supporter.

  • Deserttrek

    4th grade which is three grades above the average dem voter

    all you a holes need to focus on beating the dems, not each other

  • 762×51

    Absolutely, but remember that Trump supporters, like their candidate, have no principles so they cannot grasp that simple concept.

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