The more serious issue has to be the failure to face the reality of why he won last time, because we still haven’t done that.See what Taibbi wrote during the campaign.
The same way Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, Donald on the stump can see his future. The pundits don’t want to admit it, but it’s sitting there in plain view, 12 moves ahead, like a chess game already won:Trump is Scott Adams' "master persuader," made flesh.
President Donald Trump…
We let our electoral process devolve into something so fake and dysfunctional that any half-bright con man with the stones to try it could walk right through the front door and tear it to shreds on the first go.
Trump is no half-bright con man, either. He’s way better than average.
His general pitch ... claimed most Americans were struggling because both parties were feeding from the same campaign-finance teat, pimping themselves out to huge job-exporting corporate donors. Which, let’s face it, is more than a little true.And after the election:
Russiagate became a convenient replacement explanation absolving an incompetent political establishment for its complicity in what happened in 2016, and not just the failure to see it coming. (snip) Neither Wolf Blitzer nor any politician ever had to look into the camera and say, “I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump.”Analysis: You're still hateful and we're still willing. It turns out Taibbi's "way better than average con man" is a better than average President.
Imagine the effrontery of a politician actually trying to keep campaign promises, it's outrageous.