Video Deteriora Sequor (executrix) wrote,
Video Deteriora Sequor

The Whiteboard

One of my coping mechanisms is sacking out on the bed reading thrillers (and in fact have written Jack Reacher Yuletide fic). I also like Jeffery Deaver, especially the Lincoln Rhyme series. The way that Rhyme eventually finds the correct solution (generally after at least one equally plausible but incorrect solution) is to maintain a whiteboard where each new clue is enrolled as it develops.

My current events version is to keep track of some of the totally unimportant people and entities, who have no capacity to do anything to him, that Trump has already pissed off.

Partial list:

* The intelligence community
* Mexico
* Australia
* The Pope
* The Old Guard of the Republican Party
* Republican members of the House of Representatives who think Trump should tell them about his plans before, say, their 11-year-old reads about them on Twitter
* Most of the diplomatic corps

I mean, obviously, a lot of other people, but with fewer options for biting him in the ass.

At some point, Trump's voters are going to figure out that of course his populism was a lie, and that the reason they don't have good jobs at living wages is that they are systematically underpaid by the rich--and that Trump took away benefits from his voter base for the benefit of the 1%.

I think Congress is going to proudly take credit for freeing people from the chains of PPACA--effective AFTER the 2018 election, so if the voters point out that no, actually, they preferred having inefficient and expensive health coverage to no coverage at all and no controls over medical costs, they can un-repeal.
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I don't know that the people who voted for him will ever figure this out. I'm just thinking of my family, people around here etc.

I mean he'd have to burn a statue of Jesus and declare Satan his master for it to get through to some of them, and even then you'd have a contingency who would be all, "Well, he put the right person on the Supreme Court, so he's just like King David, a flawed individual who God used for good works."

Dude, when "God's good works" are "taking away my insurance, my overtime pay, protection of my safety at work, cutting my pension, and cutting my Social Security" I think there's going to be a Revelation.

The situation would be different if Trump were genuinely a populist who advanced an agenda that improved life for white male workers (at the expense of women and POCs) but there is going to be immediate and serious pocketbook impact on the suckers.
I hear what you're saying, and it makes logical, rational sense. If these people could be understood by logical and rational methods, this is exactly what would happen.

I guarantee you, though, they will never blame him and never see themselves as complicit in their own destruction. Ever. The weird mental hoops I see my relatives jumping through to justify behavior.....

Whatever goes wrong will be Obama's fault and HIllary's fault and the fault of the liberal elite, activist judges, feminists, atheists, whatever.

I would love for you to be right, but I just think that's the way it's going to go.
It just took one speech by Mark Antony to turn the Roman crowd against the conspirators...
Besides, I'm old enough to remember when the Russkies were at the bottom of the Hit Parade. They can blame the Russkies.
And now I am thinking about James Purefoy. This is a good thing. LOL
Germany, too.
That's why it needs to be an "ambulatory document"--one that is constantly revised.
At some point it'll have to become a spreadsheet, I suppose... :-/
IIRC it already is, I read it on one of the innumerable information sources I check each day.