The Ben Franklin Effect

From Thomas Frank:

So what you see in America basically in the last 20 or 30 years is both parties speak to different segments of the wealthy. The Republicans have the 1%, the people with inherited wealth, the people who are really way up there. Koch brothers, Walton family, that kind of thing. The Democrats speak to the top 10%. Your affluent suburban professionals, people with advanced degrees, people who live in the nice suburbs. And these are people that I live among, I am one of these people.

If Frank is right, we’re about to see a battle between the 1% (GOP) and the 10% (Dems).

The 10% will demand compassion in the face of disasters, whereas the 1% is IGMFU.

Ivanka’s dad will choose the former.

Harvey and Irma will bring out the difference between socialism and barbarism.

Trump will use the Ben Franklin effect to ingratiate himself with the DNC and win their support.

By 2020, lunatics on the Left will be rabid supporters.

Trump will become known as The Great Redeemer.

From North Korea:

This is why even defectors, when they flee, usually turn into devout fundamentalist Christians.

Trump’s eulogy of Hillary will seal the deal.

It will begin with Mueller’s pronouncement that Orange Jesus is truly without sin.

Mueller’s congressional testimony will be a Nancy boy sobfest of adulation.

When hatred has been exhausted, all that remains is affection. – Fecund Stench

We become the thing we hate.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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