I don’t hear it much around here, but I hear a lot of people say that the Trump era is fundamentally different from the Bush era, that Trump’s outright lies have no precedent. Bullshit. This is from the WH White House:
The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. “That’s not the way the world really works anymore.”
Likewise, while we’re busy laughing at James O’Keefe’s latest hijinks, remember that it’s quite likely that “Memogate” was a conservative sting operation too.
The insane Republican tax plan? Not something Trump dreamed up, but a product of the very serious mind of Paul Ryan. Its biggest cheerleader in the Senate? Lindsey Graham, Bobo’s favorite Senator.
And on and on and on.
It’s not going away. O’Keefe will try again. To paraphrase the IRA, he only has to be lucky once, his targets have to lucky and diligent every time.
And when Trump is gone, we’ll be told of a new serious, intellectually honest group of reformicons. Their policies and tactics will be nearly identical to Trump’s. They’ll just have better haircuts