For John, BLUF: Sometimes I think that Mr Trump is a blank slate for us to write our hopes and fears onto. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Law Professor Ann Althouse talks about Author Marc Fisher (Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power, with a co-author, Mr Michael Kranish) on Face the Nation this Sunday last.
Fisher was answering a question, on "Face the Nation" yesterday, from the host John Dickerson, about what are Trump's "core beliefs." After that answer, Dickerson sums it up as: "Just getting a win. Just calling it a win."Well, Professor Althouse becomes engaged, which I expect Mr Dickerson is looking for.
At that point, I was talking to the television, saying something like: Yes, but what counts as a win when you are President of the United States? There's no way to win for yourself alone. You have to win for the country. It doesn't make sense any other way. That's the definition of a win — Make America Great Again.And, because the readers of Ms Althouse's blog are an intelligent and interested and articulate bunch, the comments (61 as of this writing) are interesting, and far ranging.
And some of them address the issue of what does it mean to call Mr Trump a Fascist. Does anyone using the term even know what they think they mean? Can you click on Comments, below, and define Fascist?
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff