‘You are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver.’ ~ Charles M. Blow
One of the best arguments against Trump so far, in a NY Times article titled, No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along. Straight to the point, sharp and no nonsense. No political positioning, no ideological harping or anything remotely lecture-like. Just a good old slap-down on the grounds of decency, and an invocation of common sense.
It’s the only way to effectively position oneself against Trump, trading politics for tactics, unwilling to shift the standards, or fall into the trap of political lecturing. The point is to argue the problem, not the ideal sense of politics. Argue the damn argument i.e. Trump’s maniac approach to campaigning and governance.
As the author goes on to say,
‘You don’t get a pat on the back for ratcheting down from rabid after exploiting that very radicalism to your advantage.’
Or, in so many words, you die by the sword. Try to deny your past behavior, and there are records. Plenty of records and archives to document what you said and did. Your past actions will catch up with you, and so will the courts (if not of law, then of public opinion).
Yes, the author has nailed it: How to deal with con-artists and charlatans and expedient madmen 101. Use themselves against themselves.
It works like a charm.
From your ever-watchful and vigilant Spin Doctor,
Eyes open, mind sharp.