The Great Hippo wrote:I was talking about David Duke. Who I'm pretty sure literally calls himself a white supremacist.Tyndmyr wrote:Where has he self identified as a white supremacist?
Oh, probably. I missed the shift, and thought we were talking about Bannon.
The Great Hippo wrote:Nothing we've seen from Trump implies he's learning, nevermind learning "fast".zmic wrote:We've seen a few examples of this. Trump shoots of his mouth, gets burned, and then never does it again. He is a fast learner.
Are you familiar with Mark Twain's short story, "Luck"? Trump seems like a good candidate for that, except far more malevolent, and more an implication of the system that protected and rewarded his incompetence than a bizarre confluence of coincidences.
Trump's victory says very little about Trump; it says a *lot* about American politics.
Everyone learns. They simply often learn things that are not the lesson we were hoping they would learn. Trump, for instance, has likely learned that many things people say won't work, will. People around him, constantly saying "you can't say that" are over-cautious, apparently.
It's common to discount the opposition as idiots, but that's rarely true.