From the top of that tweet... Trump is "not hurting who he needs to be hurting.".....
Paul (Moderators; 66090)
Posted on: 01-08-2019 08:59.
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...fuck all these people. My sympathy for them is nil. At least a few of them are finally seeing through it, but the guy is obviously the President of his (rapidly withering) base, as evinced by his "most popular Republican in party history" tweets.
The Rick Wilson ten-toothed rube thing is spot on, and his twitter takedown that followed was epic. Naturally Tucker Carlson spends a lot of time talking about this nobody because the little snowflakes can't bear to have it called like it is.
1/ In the midst of something close to 2000 emails along the lines of "Suck it, looser" and "I'm going to kill you" there have been a few heartfelt messages expressing hurt over my "ten tooth" line.
Allow me to make a few observations about this current moment.
2/ Obviously, not all Trump supporters are ten-toothed rubes, but I'd bet you a hundred quatloos research would prove all ten-toothed rubes are Trump supporters. But that's not really the point, is it? The point is that Trump's base proudly endorses the most lavish cruelty.
3/ They adopt this language and attitude of unearned swagger and strength, of "fuck your feelings" and imitation of Trump's own cruelty, vulgarity, unjustified chest-thumping. Trumpism isn't, for the 1000th time, conservatism. It's a parasitic infection feeding on hatred.
4/ The reaction to my throwaway line was a sign of 2 things; the unbelievable political and status insecurity of the Trump voter. They were offended by the dental comment, but they should have been offended by the "rube" comment. Because *I* didn't make them rubes.Trump did.
5/ Do you want a participation trophy and a pat on the head from me for your utterly credulous dumbassery over Trump's endless list of lies, deceptions, scams, venality, and corruption?I thought unearned merit was what you hated about the *left*.
6/ The story of the reaction is also a window into the dumbfuckery of the Trump-right outrage machine. It's is the perfect mirror image of the dumb language-and-tone policing of the worst cliches of the social justice crowd. It's failbot Alinsky for dumbasses.
7/ I'm not going to coddle and cosset people who are proud of being conned, or who embrace cruelty as governance.I was told the new order was all about "fuck your feelings" but apparently MAGA feefees are so delicate a bald dude with big ears and glasses can trigger you.
8/ Social and status insecurity is the key underpinning of racially inflected nationalism that Trump and Russia (but I repeat myself) weaponized. You don't like someone who pokes it? You don't like someone who calls your shit? I am not your safe space.
“Don’t overplay. Don’t overplay. Less is more. It will always be: less is more. Nobody is ever going to remember all those fancy solos - even the guys that play them, most of them won’t remember - so play some licks that people can walk away humming, that people can identify with." --Steve Cropper
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