Friday, August 11, 2017


I've been away from the Internet for a few hours, and I come back to this:
President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not rule out a "military option" in Venezuela as the ruling regime there consolidates power.

"We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary," Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club on Friday.

The president did not answer a question about whether American troops would lead a potential operation.

"We don't talk about it. But a military operation, a military option, is certainly something we could pursue," he responded.

Trump loves the tough talk. He's loved saying "fire and fury" and "lock and load." (Our last president was such a weak-kneed quisling he wouldn't even use alliteration!) And his fans love it. Not just the proletarians: Wesley Pruden of The Washington Times has an opinion piece titled "Donald Trump’s Plain Speech to Kim Jong-un, Delivered Hot and Loud." (Oooh, hot and loud -- do you need a cigarette, Wesley?)

Do the fans care if Trump follows through? They apparently aren't bothered by the fact that Mexico will never pay for the wall -- they just wanted to hear Trump say it. They want Trump to perform toughness. They don't seem to care if he is tough. Trump makes liberals squeal -- that's what they see, and that's what they care about. As far as they're concerned, based on only this, Trump has already won.

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