Enough About That Damned “Trump Base”!

I continue to be rather frustrated with the frequency of articles on news sites tearing their hair out (or rather their authors tearing their hair out!) over the meat-headedness of the Trump base and how out of touch with reality they are. 

It's like someone putting their lawn chair down in front of a brick wall at the end of their garden and spending all day, from dawn to dusk, staring at it. A very Zen thing to do, to be sure, but it doesn't seem to be producing peace of mind for them.

Let's take it as given that the Trump base is never going to change, any more than that brick wall will, and staring at those folks all the time is not getting us anywhere. Much more important is looking at the garden, at the people in the country that are more mutable and in fact are changing their minds, bit by bit, while we are not looking.

qedd© Jon Johanning 2011