Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Someone smarter than me (hardly narrows it down) posited on some site I read somewhere and can't recall, that President Obama was playing a very clever long game when he called on Republican leaders to denounce and renounce Donald Trump.
Since they've made a business of blocking, denying, and criticizing everything Obama has done, every word he's spoken, every breath he's breathed, the last thing they can do is follow his advice and rescind their endorsements of Trump.
So the president has hung their nominee around their necks like a half-ton chain, permanently, knowing with the certainty of tomorrow's dawn that Donald will do worse and worse; and that Rs -- especially those running for reelection -- will have to explain it, duck and dodge, never able to unlink the chain.
I like it.
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