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Thu May 26, 2016, 03:39 PM

His weakness isnít that heís a clown. His weakness is heís a self-infatuated clown. He loves his o

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He loves his own act. He canít get enough of himself. And he loves that other people love the act too. He loves the laughter and applause because they confirm him in his own high self-regard. So he canít resist playing to his audience, repeating the same jokes and patter over and over in order to elicit the same laughter and applause. The only way he can bring himself to vary the act is by trying to top himself. He has to take things further and farther, piling up the laughs, getting the crowd roaring, bringing down the house. But in the end all heís doing is repeating the same tried and true shtick to an audience whoís already proved they canít get enough of the same old same old.. And heís happy with that. Heís glad to stop there. He doesnít take the risks necessary to winning over new fans. All he dares do is try to make his current fans laugh longer and clap louder.

This means heís limiting his appeal to people who are already committed to voting for him and to other Republicans who are coming around because, after all, thatís all he is in political reality---just another Republican.

Many people getting a kick out of how Elizabeth Warrenís been needling him on Twitter think sheís doing a good job of getting under his skin. Iím not so sure. And Iím not sure getting under his skin is the object. From what Iíve seen of their exchanges, I think what sheís been doing is goading him into repeating himself. He thinks heís getting the better of her. His fans agree. Theyíre laughing and clapping and cheering and crying for more. And heís giving it to them. He canít help himself.


This means he canít make the presidential pivot.



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kpete May 2016 OP
trof May 2016 #1
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Thu May 26, 2016, 04:20 PM

1. K&R

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Thu May 26, 2016, 04:37 PM

2. all that and he's a clown.

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