This is how you get more Trump

USA Today, to my amazement, has begun carrying regular OpEds by Glenn Reynolds.  This one reacted to a recent New Yorker cartoon showing an airline passenger standing up and announcing that he's tired of those smug pilots guiding the plane, and wants to know who's with him in taking the controls.  I know, right?  Next they'll be demanding a say in where the plane flies to, the little vermin.  Sean Davis of the Federalist responded:  "Do you want more Trump?  Because this is how you get more Trump."

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Political cartoonists are by definition two-dimensional, and their gig is that they never have to receive a counter-argument. They therefore get into a narcissistic mindset and overlook the most obvious things.

Pilots have demonstrated experience successfully flying and landing planes. So yes, putting someone else in would be fraught with peril. The cartoonist is making fun of Trump supporters wanting to fly the plane. But the implied "real" pilots, which he seems oblivious to, are people like Barack Obama, community organiser and part-time law prof; Hillary Clinton, nondescript senator and failed SecState. Trump talks about bringing in trained experts all the time "We're going to get the best lawyers, the best people! It'll be yuuuge." Obama thinks he knows more than his advisors. Hillary has not run anything more than an office successfully.

So when one boils the sap down to get syrup, Trump might actually have more content. They can't see it. They can only see that they are the wise tribe and they have been kicked out. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.