January 10, 2020

DON’T FLATTER YOURSELF, SPARKY — YOU HAVEN’T REALLY CHANGED: Trump Has Made Us All Stupid: The decline of discourse in the anti-Trump echo chamber. “This is Trump’s ultimate victory. Every argument on every topic is now all about him. Hating Trump together has become the ultimate bonding, attention-grabbing and profit-maximization mechanism for those of us in anti-Trump world. So you get a series of exaggerated fervors — the Mueller report! Impeachment! The Steele dossier! — that lead ultimately nowhere. Most of this week’s argument about the Middle East wasn’t really about the Middle East. It was all narcissistically about ourselves!”

Related: TDS Peggy agrees with Trump but won’t admit it. She’d never lunch again if she did. “So I thank Noonan for pulling that punch in 2016. She now has the president she did not want but really needed. And he is changing her mind on Red China and about social media because he is right. That’s leadership.”

UPDATE: Donald Trump and the mythmakers. “The more successful Trump’s reality-based policies towards Iran and Israel are, the harder it will be for the foreign policy establishment to restore their delusion-based policies when he leaves power.” The foreign policy “experts” aren’t afraid Trump will fail — they’re praying for that. They’re afraid he’ll succeed.

Plus: NeverTrumper Realizes It Backfired. “If Kim Jong Un can hold talks with President Trump, why can’t Obama and all his pussyhats?” Kim is more of a realist.

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