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August 03, 2016

Giuliani, Gingrich, Priebus Plot 'Intervention" To Keep Trump From Constantly Setting Himself on Fire Just Because He's Bored

Yesterday I made a sustained argument as to why this Khzir Khan story was a bullshit, typically overheated Twitter convulsion.

But here's the thing: A presidential candidate shouldn't need supporters to constantly work hard to bail him out of trouble. He should, as many anti-Trumpers point out, sort of try to keep out of trouble.

He should be working for us -- not vice versa.

I grew very tired of having to do heavy lifting for Bush and Palin. I really resented the fact that neither could seem to carry his or her own load without the entire party pitching in to spell them.

And even though I think Twitter is stupid, and so is the Twitter mindset that Twitter infect its users with -- Are you playing the game, or is the game playing you? -- gosh I can't tell you how nice it would be if Donald Trump could go three weeks without detonating a bomb in his own face.

This intervention will not work, because Trump is immune from social pressure. He grew up a rich kid that routinely skated from trouble due to his wealth; he simply never had to learn, as most of us learned and internalized at an early age, that bad behavior, and upsetting conventional (even if dumb) social wisdom, has consequences and should be avoided.

On one hand, this gives Trump a limited immunity from social pressure and a greater freedom of political motion; most of our pencil-necked, cowardly politicians are so paralyzed by social fear they can't do much more than propose alternative schemes for achieving the liberal agenda.

On the other hand, the downside of having no internal restraints because you never had to pay for your bad decisions ever before in your life, is... well, you have a megalomaniac man-child like Trump.

The only person Trump seems to respect (and then some) is Ivanka, and I would say "Maybe Ivanka can talk a little restraint into him," but she's obviously already tried (Of course she has; she's not insane) and she's already failed.

So this cake is baked.

It's Crazytime for the next three months, with Trump playing Russian Craps -- pull a pin out of one of six grenades, mix the grenades up, then see if you can find the live one and stick the pin back in before it explodes.

Like I Was Saying:

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posted by Ace at 01:11 PM

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