We have reached an interesting point in the political life of America, a point where, to the elites of our culture, actual reality takes a back seat to a desired narrative.
The election of Donald Trump, a man willing to not only speak plainly, but fluent in the tactics of social media and the left has set them in an incredible tizzy and his willingness to embrace religious Americans who are the backbone of those who voted him in and made them even angrier.
Thus not only are the supposed “evils” of Trump the only narrative in town, but basic decency from Assassination chic to physical violence is either ignored or minimized within these circles (at least as long as it doesn’t’ cost them money as Delta Airlines demonstrated).
Given this atmosphere and given the rating and profits available for networks in the Trump obsession with their niche market there are two things I advise the president to do.
- Keep working
- Keep Tweeting
Piece of Advice #1 is the most important thing. While there is a lot of noise being generated by the armies of the left the reality is most americans have become deaf to it. The best example of this came from of all places a screening of Wonder Woman at Alamo theatres. All over the internet there was outrage over Stephen Green’s buying a ticket to a “woman’s only” showing of Wonder Woman but when he actually showed up nobody in the theatre cared. People who have real life to live tend to do it and if this administration continues its actions to improve the economy, lesson regulations and create jobs and continue to fight to protect us from our enemies the people who actually work for a living will care less what the media and their pals in academia or Hollywood think.
Piece of Advice #2 might seem counterintuitive but it does three vital things.
a. It forces the media to react to whatever you choose to say
b. It allows you to promote stories they want to bury
c. It gives you a direct conduit outside of the media to the voters
All of these are things that give the left fits and tend to cause them to react in ways that turn off anyone not already drinking the #nevertrump koolaid.
So while there are pitfalls you will still need to avoid I strongly suspect that if you follow these two rules as the basis for your actions I suspect that barring massive voter fraud (which you should also watch out for) Your electoral margin in the 2020 electoral college will be even larger than the last time.