I have to chuckle here.
The Trump Boomerang Effect is beautiful.
Rising Serpent posted a great “you decide” tape from (LOL) CIA Washington Post that includes a bit of “dispassionate” talk by Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker about Candidate and/or President Trump.
Check it out.
Clearly this was the worst dirt they could find to paint Whitaker as “NeverTrump”. Clearly this was meant as a political wedge. But NO, it neither passes the sniff test, NOR does it work.
In fact, in typical Trump Boomerang Effect, it backfires.
I have talked about “Trump” like this many times. Sometimes right before I send him MONEY.
When you see me talking about “Trump” and not “President Trump” or “VSGPOTUS”, I may actually be doing exactly what Whitaker is doing here. I call it “armchair Machiavelli”. When I do this I am dispassionate – clinical – maybe even cynical. Why? Because THAT is how you get the subjectivity out. You know – analyze – don’t sympathize.
Nice to see this Whitaker guy as Acting Attorney General. He’s got the right stuff. Maybe we should be thinking about him as the nominee for AG.
What do you think of this tape? I think this is not just a nothingburger – I think it’s GREAT. Whitaker actually gets – to some extent – the “Trump schtick”. This is just like me. Some of the things that “Trump” does make sense in a humorously effective way, and others are just inscrutable, but seem to work. Whitaker had the EXACT SAME surprised reaction that I did to Trump INCESSANTLY taking oddball opportunities to say he was not under investigation.
It was weird, even cringeworthy, and yet, it seems to have worked like crazy.
You know you have a MASTER tactician on your hands, when you leave the armchair Machiavellis scratching their heads.
Carry on, VSGPOTUS. Carry on.