Friday, August 18, 2017

A good point about Trump


I'm not telling you who, cos you wouldn't click through - what's changed in the past few days for Trump. And, from one of the most astute no-bullshit political analysts around, here's the money shot:

Anyone with eyes — eyes not glued to Fox News, anyway — has long realized that Trump is utterly incapable, morally and intellectually, of filling the office he holds. But in the past few days things seem to have reached a critical mass.

Journalists have stopped seizing on brief moments of not-craziness to declare Trump “presidential”; business leaders have stopped trying to curry favor by lending Trump an air of respectability; even military leaders have gone as far as they can to dissociate themselves from administration pronouncements.

Put it this way: “Not my president” used to sound like an extreme slogan. Now it has more or less become the operating principle for key parts of the U.S. system.

Even for Republicans, by the way.

I wonder if they'll even be able to dogwhistle anymore, now that the masses have seen the subtext presented explicitly by Trump?

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