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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:32 PM

59. You are 100% correct, unfortunately the fever has to run its course


People think that Trump is an idiot, incompetent and without a message.

Unfortunately that is not true. His lack of concern for policy, his inability to attract competent people and his draconian tax reduction all reinforce the same message: The government doesn't matter.

Even if he isn't competent enough to organize a White House picnic most people's lives remain unchanged. Ironically the one thing that would have affected the most people at the same time, repeal of the ACA didn't happen.

What we are seeing now is degradation of the government by incremental reduction, food stamps here, eliminating weather forecasting there, every day making the government less effective is the plan. At which point they can justify the tax give away to the rich by selling the government doesn't do anything, see we took all this away and everybody still gets up, goes to work, goes to school.

Your point is that we have to counter sell the policy provisions that make the system work, consumer protection, universal health care, sensible immigration and refugee policies to counter the subliminal message of Trump which is "we can elect an idiot like Trump because the government doesn't matter and is a waste of money".

The problem is that Trump keeps lighting himself on fire every day and it is impossible to turn away.

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