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Mind, I largely agree with the decision, at least for now. But let's not lose sight of the obvious attempt to distract away from more contentious matters...

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Date: 2017-08-23 11:02 am (UTC)
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As nearly as I can tell, the new strategy is to be tough, win, and beat the terrorists, because nobody's ever thought of that before, immersed as they were in the swamp of Washington business-as-usual.

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Date: 2017-08-24 10:55 am (UTC)
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True dat.

The past two years of Trump have been a daily outrage designed to distract media attention from the previous day's outrage (and to keep his name in the headlines, because There Is No Bad Publicity). In the process, he's dramatically raised the bar for what constitutes "outrage", and I doubt the Republic will ever recover its former sense of what constitutes normal, acceptable, decent behavior. After all, he won, didn't he? So there will be an enormous temptation for other politicians (almost certainly more competent, possibly more evil rather than just self-serving) to follow suit.

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