Monday, April 2, 2018

Banking on Short Term Memories

The Trump administration isn't dumb. They're smart at disseminating curated information to appeal to their voter base. They're also banking on the average Republican voter getting tired with the constant barrage of negative press.

Eventually, if you ignore it long enough, people tend to forget how bad the accusations are. Wait long enough, they may completely forget why they're angry in the first place. The general public has a knack for moving on to the next scandal (and it doesn't help the President constantly deflects to complete non-squitur like Hillary....)

 Here's some reporting (definitely anti-Trump) that's worth a follow and a read.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Pandering to a Base that Loves Lies - How Trump Gets Away With it


It's one of the critical pieces to the Trump administration.

I'm thinking of people give the administration enough credit for answering to their bees. After all, he was the winner in the hotly contested election. You don't get there by being a complete moron. Rather, it takes careful strategy.

Let's ignore the Russian manipulation part, which seems to be an incredible expose ready to take the country over by storm. Let's look instead and why supposed patriots, and ardent Trump supporters, would never believe the press, and instead believe every Tweet the President mumbles.

It's what they want to hear.

The President knows this.

It is completely unlikely the Republicans are going to win any political battle in the foreseeable future. What they know now, they can stay above water if they continue feeding their base what they want to hear.

That base by the way is about 30% (or just under) of Americans. If they are continually fed the storyline they want to hear, regardless of truth, they'll be content.

Trump knows this. That's why he's been on record numerous times saying he flat out lies in his public releases. Everyone knows about it, except his voter base.

So it will be business as usual until mid-term and Presidential elections. Until then, there's really nothing that can be done other than to grin and bear the constant barrage of nonsensical misinformation coming from the White House.