Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Confronting Trump On His Terms

Mexico is not going to pay for that wall.

There is no voter fraud, except by three Trump voters.

Trump is already under ethics investigations

As Josh Marshall notes about the Wall, Trump's politics are dominance politics.  He never has to be "right" in any empirical sense, he just has to be sticking it to someone that his rubes dislike.  So as long as he's bashing Mexicans, Muslims, the media, women or people who actually know what the fuck they are talking about, Trump is gravy.

Marshall's suggestion is to confront him on the dominance terms.  Take every defeat and rub his nose in it.  Take every lie and force him to disown it.

It might not work, but it should be fun as hell.

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