Might Be a Good Idea to Tone Down the Racism, Too


Like Donald Trump, Karl Rove does not know the meaning of morality. Unlike Donald Trump, Karl Rove is well versed in expediency.

Trump should ‘tone down the rhetoric’ on media attacks, Karl Rove says:

President Trump’s attacks on the media have gone too far and risk alienating undecided voters in November’s midterm elections, Republican strategist Karl Rove said Monday. …

“I think the president would be well-advised to tone down the rhetoric,” Rove said in an appearance on Fox News Channel. He argued that the audience Trump needs to target most is not the media but rather undecided voters who have voiced disapproval of his performance as president.

“To win the election this fall, he’s got to win the people who are up for grabs in this election,” Rove said.

One might think that this would be obvious. And that it would be politically expedient for Trump to stop calling prominent black Americans stupid.

Trump has correctly perceived that almost all self-identified Republicans are heavily motivated by white identity politics. He has overlooked the point that a very large number of them deny that they are racists and do not long to be shunned by polite society.

That being the case, it is—speaking entirely amorally, and solely from the perspective of political expediency—unwise for Trump to behave in a way that forces all the self-identified Republicans either to submit to a racist bear hug or to be expelled from the Donald Trump Fan Club.

Trump is an idiot savant in his ability to manipulate social medial. We may be thankful that is is a plain idiot in his understanding of political trends.