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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama, Trump, Alinsky, and Nixon

By releasing his long-form birth certificate today, the president drew attention to Donald Trump, who was delighted to take credit: "Today I am very proud of myself because I have accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish."

Two quotations shed light on today's events:
Saul Alinsky: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual."

Richard Nixon: "Politics is battle, and the best way to fire up your troops is to rally them against a visible opponent on the other side of the field."
It would suit the president just fine if Donald Trump became the face of the Republican Party. A bombastic, hedonistic billionaire whose slogan is "You're fired!" would make a perfect foil.

Expect leading Democrats to start referring to the GOP as "the party of Donald Trump."

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