Ace of Spades thinks that Donald Trump damaged himself greatly in the South Carolina debate. (As usual, read the whole thing.) In a rational world, this would be entirely true for exactly the reasons Ace gives. However, we no longer live in a rational world. Instead, a large segment of the population has their hands firmly over their ears and are singing at the top of their lungs to drown out the noise. And any effort to get them to pay attention to what their own fecklessness has wrought is met by a snarling outburst, and then an even greater resolve to simply wish all the problems of the world away. Like it or not, Trump’s narcissism is now America’s narcissism. It’s not about Trump or the GOPe (as some would call it): It’s about what makes people feel good about themselves, if only for a moment.
The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?
Jeremiah 5: 31