Tuesday, March 15, 2016

There's nothing for you here

Why did Trump go to UIC? A hypothesis from "Mrs. Davis" at Chicago Boyz:
Allowing a stupid person to demonstrate their stupidity by asking them a hard question does not confer responsibility for their stupidity upon the questioner.

By choosing to hold a rally at UIC, Trump knew that he could get his enemy to demonstrate who they are and what tactics they prefer. It does not make him responsible for what they chose to do. And what he ultimately chose to do was prevent violence, not promote it.

Trump was pushing a negative so hard it became a positive and allowed him to ridicule his opposition. BLM, OWS and SJWs are being turned into the Bull Connor of the 21st century by their own actions. Trump is just giving them the opportunity to reveal themselves. Then he makes them live by their own rules.
Politicians sit yourself down
There's nothing for you here
Won't you please come to Chicago
For a ride

Applied Saul Alinsky. Back to the article, now quoting a recent Trump appearance on Hardball, in which he has some fun with the always sputtering Chris Matthews:
MATTHEWS: When you set up rally in Chicago where it’s mostly Hispanic and blacks, you knew there would be a lot of people that have the time to come out and protest your situation. It was no surprise here, was there in what happened? Given the venue of your event,

TRUMP: It shouldn’t matter. You’re the first one to say it. It shouldn’t matter whether it was whoever lives in the city. It shouldn’t make a difference. Whether it’s white, black, Hispanic, it shouldn’t matter.

MATTHEWS: They don’t like what you’re saying. They don’t like what you’re saying.

TRUMP: We shouldn’t be restricted from having rally here because of ethnic make up or anything like that. I’m somebody that feels strongly it shouldn’t make any difference. You usually feel that too. I’m surprised you’re bringing this up because it shouldn’t matter,
But it does matter. I can't prove it, but I would be willing to wager that Trump and his people have chosen some of their more particularly outrageous rhetoric precisely because they understand how it tends to rile up the opposition. And the audience for these morality plays isn't saying much now. But they've been watching the protests carefully. They've seen Ferguson. They've seen the Occupy crowd. They've seen the anarchists. 

The next day, some guy rushed the stage at a Trump rally in Dayton. And the next day he got a chance to offer his deep thoughts on CNN. Trump loves this conversation, which isn't a conversation at all. 

Trump is a buffoon, we are told. The buffoons are telling us this. You can always trust expertise in such matters.


Bike Bubba said...

The Combover knows how to rock attention. I am warning my daughters about guys like him--people who will say whatever it takes to get what they want, and then....as I noted on my site, we are starting to actively prefer narcissists for positions of high power, and it's scary.

Gino said...

as if Trump is any more dishonest than the Bushes, or the Romneys...

R.A. Crankbait said...

To paraphrase another CSNY song, it's getting to the point where it's no fun anymore.

Bike Bubba said...

Gino: Combover is more deceitful. He's got nearly a 70% lie rating from those who watch these things. I will grant that politicians in general are not terribly honest (or competent for that matter), but Combover is in a class virtually by himself.