All the focus on Trump --
-- can we channel it?
"I believe that what this president has done to our culture, to our civic discourse ... you cannot unring these bells and you cannot unsay what he has said, and you cannot change that he has now in a very short time made it seem normal for schoolboy taunts and obvious lies to be spun out in a constant stream. I think this will do more lasting damage than Richard Nixon's surreptitious burglaries did."
And then you have the WaPo issuing a guest editorial from the husband of a White House aide:
In a Washington Post op-ed published Monday, George Conway wrote that Trump's actions on Sunday "left no doubt" that "naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president."
Trump used racist language this weekend to attack four Democratic congresswomen, implying that they weren't born in America and suggesting, "they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
And then you have the call for impeachment, which of course failed.
Which brings us, dear readers, to the meta-analysis: No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique. So what we have with the racist Tweets is a distraction, just like all the others that Adam Gabbatt mentions in his article.
Readers of Caucus99percent, however, will know what Trump is distracting us from: the whole political class is dedicated to global murder-suicide. Yeah, they're the planetary equivalent of Chris Benoit, and they like it that way. They're all suffused in fossil fuel cash, and no, they don't want to impeach Trump. They find it easier to earn our acquiescence than to actually give the 99% anything for its hard-earned tax moneys. The political class thinks today, with Hillary Clinton back in 2016, that America is just great and that it's super-duper to live in a place where, if you can find a job, you can't afford the rent. (The Bay Area, if you're asking, is merely ahead of the game -- everywhere else will catch up, without of course having decent weather. So you'll be living outdoors there too.) Donald Trump, in short, makes a convenient untouchable punching bag.
Want to make good use of anti-racist anger at Trump? Here's a thought: ASSOCIATE CONGRESS WITH TRUMP. They want him in because he's a distraction from THEIR policies, their elitist disdain for the rest of us, and their willingness to drag the planet into Global Warming Catastrophe out of fear of losing what they see as their privileges, which are going to disappear anyway once the truth of their sh*tty climate change policies comes due. Please, honestly, we all know at this point that cap-and-trade and cap-and-tax are just crap excuses to impoverish poor consumers while keeping the oil companies in business. The "gilets jaunes" of France knew this even before we did. The Establishment politicians need to leave office now and make room for someone with an idea of a way through.