The CEOs of Wells Fargo should be incarcerated. But notice they’re still there? They went through the investigation processes and paid their pitiful dues.
Not so different with Clinton. At that level, you don’t get incarcerated.
She is powerful. She knows people. That’s politics.
But that *is* politics. Trump can’t dismantle that: Everything he said is standard political BS with a little edginess to it that’ll destroy him.
Boost the extreme candidates so they appear to be the “norm” for the Republican party, until the most extreme is left over for the primaries.
Then, he becomes easy to pick off because he’ll hang himself by his own rope.
I don’t think they made it happen, no.
They didn’t rig the elections.
But they *did* apply a strategy that’s been showing some effectiveness.
For effective foreign policy against enemies who are policially saavy, you would want the politically saavy who is capable, not incompetent.
He’s encouraged to be there, don’t you see? “elevate the worst” candidate in the opposition. Talk about him non-stop until their own people are disgusted by him. Bring out the nutballs from the woodwork to support him.
Do I agree with this strategy? I dunno -but it’s definitely Art of War stuff.
Results not guaranteed but yeah, that’s all politics. Is it unfair? Sure is. Do I see it changing? Well, various forms of this have been in use for the entire history of the USA, and in its predecessors in Europe beforehand, so no, I don’t see politics turning into an honest game of poker.
I want it to change but with Russian moving warheads around and master KGB, Public Relations superhero dictator Putin (and yes, he’s a dictator with a pin up calendar – brilliant PR) – a guy who knows how to be clueless and look tough and honest like a good politician/agent does… I think a matchup in unflappable toughness (considering the choices) might be a necessity at this moment.
4am Tweet boy is weak. It’d be awful.
He didn’t lose as badly as he did the first time, I’ll give him that. Not exactly a win by any stretch. In the last question though, he gave the better answer. Made up for the stupid stamina quips from a while back.
Trump’s improvements were noticeable. Is it enough for him to stop the buses full of Republicans leaving his side? Time will tell but right now, they want to be as far away from him as possible.
One of the people watching the debate with me said it looked like Trump was on tranquilizers? Was he on tranquilizers? I think he was on tranquilizers.
Donald J. Trump was on Tranquilizers during the debate.
Oh I respect him for that, for sure. Obama did a similar thing when he publicly broke his cigarette habit. A huge part of politics is getting the public relations right, and Putin nails it. It’s all show, but if it keeps people from revolution, it allows a stable dictatorship.
The problem with good public relations though, is it’s also known by it’s old name propaganda. Propaganda isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it’s the same thing as public relations. But one of the things that governments, companies and even people do with PR campaigns is not just presenting their ‘best foot forward’, but also it’s used to spread misinformation by telling people what sounds good.
So in the end, does Putin have a good dictatorship? We don’t know.