The Inefficiency of Words.
Robert Cormack

I think the Andy Jackson kerfuffle is a bit of a red herring. Presumably Trump meant that bloody-bloody Andy had ideas for a compromise that could have reconciled slavers and emancipators (or at least convened a legislative majority) and headed off the need for war, if only smaller minds had listened.

Of course it’s not true, any more than Trump’s own brilliant fictional compromise on health care. But in this case his idiocy is (as usual) in concocting simple hand-waving solutions to intractable basic class conflicts, not in imagining dead presidents speaking to live ones (that was Nixon’s gig…but just you wait).

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