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The Obama 'Nudge Unit' Rides Again

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Posted By: 4250Luis, 2/10/2024 11:37:18 AM

For the past year, the Obama administration has been running an experiment: Is it possible to make policy more effective by using psychology on citizens? The nickname is “nudging” -- the idea that policymakers can change people’s behavior just by presenting choices or information differently. […] Nudging has gained a lot of high-profile advocates, including behavioral-law guru Cass Sunstein and former budget czar Peter Orszag.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Birddog 2/10/2024 11:50:30 AM (No. 1654862)
"Psy-Ops"...used AGAINST the American People.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kate318 2/10/2024 11:55:27 AM (No. 1654869)
While I have no doubt this is happening, the article gives no examples of just how we are being nudged, except for a murky reference in the last paragraph to a Biden-Harris replacement. I would imagine that the 600% increase in school shootings under Obama was a very heavy-handed nudge to get the American people want to get rid of guns.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2024 12:06:47 PM (No. 1654879)
Lies and propaganda by a different name are still lies and propaganda.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232 2/10/2024 12:09:24 PM (No. 1654883)
Here's an example Person A trys to overturn an election. Person B challenges the vote count. This isn't something new.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/10/2024 12:23:07 PM (No. 1654895)
It's called influencing and it's all the rage. I remember a story where somebody was asking children what they wanted to be when the grew up. Number one response, a social media influencer. Gag. Stop spouting trash!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx 2/10/2024 1:14:40 PM (No. 1654917)
The Communists call it Brainwashing 101.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 2/10/2024 1:27:36 PM (No. 1654925)
And here I saw in the home alarm ads on TV, that most home invasions and robberies were white men in ski masks
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Reply 8 - Posted by: govlawyer 2/10/2024 1:31:56 PM (No. 1654929)
Isn't that the essence of salesmanship and closing a deal?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 2/10/2024 1:38:23 PM (No. 1654933)
Nudging is just another name for lying. Something Obozo and the entire demoslut party does all the time.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/10/2024 3:34:58 PM (No. 1654982)
Hitler, Goering, Mengele, and now Obama tried it. It is properly known as Black Ops. and Psych Ops. The Kenyan is a fool.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: danu 2/10/2024 7:00:23 PM (No. 1655054)
old hat. how tiresome.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/11/2024 6:59:30 AM (No. 1655227)
Taylor Swift seems to be the latest and greatest.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 2/11/2024 8:11:43 AM (No. 1655272)
Reggie and Mike are intimately familiar with Obama's nudge unit.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Krause 2/11/2024 9:08:38 AM (No. 1655308)
The vacuous Joe Biden is the perfect nudgee.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: columba 2/11/2024 10:06:21 AM (No. 1655352)
Obama does not like the United States, and requires jail time.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Edgelady 2/11/2024 10:12:39 AM (No. 1655360)
I suspect Democrats are far more susceptible to nudging than Republicans.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lennon47 2/11/2024 10:17:58 AM (No. 1655362)
Speaking for 1000s I wish that S.O.B. would just go away - like back to Africa.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Zigrid 2/11/2024 10:51:46 AM (No. 1655391)
I have said all along...that the White House war room is full of behavioral psychologist trying to nudge Americans into their way of woke thinking...and Israel isn't having any part of their nudging....they are in their war to win...and nothing else matters...and....WE Americans are of the same mind set...WE plan to win the Washington "staffers" war.....MAGA is here to stay...and DC better get used to it!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: moebellini3 2/11/2024 11:04:57 AM (No. 1655404)
Lol, Obama has been "nudging" his whole life. Freakin joke.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: privateer 2/11/2024 11:12:45 AM (No. 1655411)
A college roomate taught me the word 'nudge' or nooge. His Mom used it . I just looked it up, according to the Jewish English Lexicon noun: a whiner, a nag. verb: to bore, pester, nag. Sounds about right. My definition of the current related term 'social media influencer' : a tedious, self-important blowhard.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Socio 2/11/2024 12:36:18 PM (No. 1655482)
In other words the Democrats and their policies are so bad they needed to create and deploy a PSYOP team in order to con people into acceptance. Any political party that has to stoop that low can serve no useful nor honest purpose and needs to be disbanded.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bdog 2/11/2024 1:39:36 PM (No. 1655521)
Never underestimate your enemy.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart 2/11/2024 8:49:40 PM (No. 1655763)
The method I’ve noticed is to make all options except the nudgers desired one unpalatable or actually painful.
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