#wellduh | #WhatTheyVotedFor
From the mixed up files of Steve Benen:
• #somethingterrific: “They’re ready, and arguably eager, to break their commitments, but they’re reluctant to talk about it.”
• #artofthedeal: “It’s apparently Team Trump’s way of effectively saying, ‘Remember, we can re-take this hostage again at some point.'”
• #ruleoflaw: “When a president with autocratic tendencies goes after courts for upholding the law, repeatedly questioning the legitimacy of decisions that go against him, it should make Americans a little nervous.”
• #wellduh: “Never mind the incompetent failures, marvel at the ‘robust agenda of activity.'”
• #wellduh: “Apparently, however, some took Team Trump’s rhetoric quite literally and reportedly started calling the hotline to report crimes committed by aliens—as in, extra-terrestrials.”
• #wellduh: “What he refuses to appreciate is the fact that an American president says something, the world notices.”
• #wellduh: “A woman in North Carolina illegally voted for Trump last year, casting a ballot in her dead mother’s name. A local Republican prosecutor has decided not to bring charges.”
• #compromise: “But what’s striking to me is how much the larger conversation has changed since Obama left office.”
• #wellduh: “We’re occasionally reminded that Sean Spicer isn’t great at his job”.
Republicans aren’t even trying.
Oh, right: #wellduh.
This is, after all, #WhatTheyVotedFor.
Seriously, though, something about serious journalism goes here. The discourse of the Trump presidency would be the stuff of legend, but the mythopoeia apparently wasn’t creative enough, yet.