[FoRK] Trumped!

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Wed Apr 27 14:05:31 PDT 2011

I think its a studied and carefully planned step to stir up birtherism
just as the Republican Party is trying to put it to bed.

Is the "Dont think of an Elephant" strategy writ large.

He knows full-well that releasing a copy of his actual birth
certificate wont placate birthers any more than releasing actual video
tape of his birth. Nothing will. Putting evidence in front of them
just re-invigorates non-belief amongst the faithful, while distancing
the faithful from the reality based community. In this respect, its
the perfect strategy to divide the insane from the sane.

Now, if only we could come up with a strategy to encourage all of the
insane to move to Kentucky or somewhere equally backwards.

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> I considered pointing out last week that Trump seems to be the Democratic
> secret weapon, on his own accord or not.  At the very least, it is great
> performance art at making fun of the dummies who will fall for anything.
>  We're probably going to have to get a lot worse before really curing these
> goofs of believing anything, but it is an interesting step.  The question
> now is how far will Trump take it?  Will he reveal or not?
> Are the smart guys in the room finally playing chess?
> http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/27/carville.birther/index.html?hpt=C2
>> Yet the political world came to a standstill as the president of the
>> United States appeared personally to deal with what has to be the most
>> idiotic issue in the history of politics. Was it, as they claim, that the
>> administration was so driven to the point of distraction that members were
>> no longer able to focus on the multitude of serious issues facing the
>> country? Or is there another explanation that makes more sense and would
>> lead one to hope that the White House is smarter than it looks?
>> With these bids duly reviewed and the bluffs factored in, even Ms. Nippy
>> would surely conclude that these facts "trump the trick."
>> So, in the words of Jack Cafferty, "Here's my question to you:" What
>> motivated the White House to become a part of the spectacle at this stage in
>> the game? Was the posting of the birth certificate an intentional move to
>> bolster the political standing of Donald Trump? This is one Democrat that
>> hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great
>> sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.
>> /The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of James
>> Carville./
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