The odds of this being the case are profound I realize which is why I'm choosing my words carefully. But if it were true, his next book might be entitled, "The Art of Distraction."
It seems like every 5 days or so Agent Orange is found out to have said something outrageous or done something outrageous. The media then spends the better part of 5-7 days covering the "scandal."
All the while the stock market continues to sore to record highs, a tax scheme gets passed, immigration is front and center, serious $ has been promised to NASA for continued exploration (though not delivered as yet, still...promised), N. Korea appears to have backed off, and some companies are returning to the US to do business. And all this after he roped the media into paying for his campaign.
So is he dumb as a fox? Or just dumb?
Is the "Look at me, I'm the unbalanced guy doing anything to assuage my wounded male ego" routine a way of keeping his adversaries on their heels while in the ring with him?
Somewhere on Redscape I wrote that this fool is simply bored with life. I still hold to that. However, the timing of the "scandals" is what has me perplexed.
No matter where you land on the topic, Agent Orange has created a new paradigm in American politics.
Instability, or at least its perception, is the new Real Politik.