I agree that making Trump and his team into genius super-villains detaches people from reality and helps Trump portray his opposition as an extreme fringe. It also helps Trump’s attempt to present himself as someone who can out-smart the Washington establishment (on behalf of his supporters).
I agree with your general premise. Everyone could see that Trump is a bigot, and half the country either liked that or didn’t care. And certainly, if the vote was truly was an expression of anti-Washington politicians, the Congress wouldn’t be full of incumbents winning re-election.
From an NBA fan’s perspective, it’s easy to agree with your glee at Hinkie’s resignation. When a team is intentionally bad, games involving that team are not enjoyable to watch. But that doesn’t mean Hinkie’s strategy was flawed.
For starters, Hinkie believes that a 10–72 record is no different than 30–52 and only marginally…