Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Debate Drinking Game

 So, I thought the last debates in 2016 proved what a nut job Trump really was, and yet his voters didn't notice. 

So this go 'round, we've decided to make a game out of it.

Though we rarely drink - and I do mean rarely - we've decided to do a shot of Kentucky bourbon - specifically Maker's Mark - every time Trump says the following things:

1. Says "great," "amazing," or "wonderful" in lieu of a better vocabulary.

2. Says "Fake News."

3. Says "Law and Order."

4. Says "treated me very badly" or "very sad."

5. Deflects/projects off his own misdeeds by saying "Hunter Biden," "Crooked Hillary," or "Obama."

Additionally, do one shot for every time Trump employs any of the numbers on the list from his personal playbook -   Communist Saul Alinsky's "Rule for Radicals," - which was passed around at Tea Party gatherings (WSJ article) - and he clearly employed in the 2016 debates, along with deflection and projection, rather than actually answer questions.

Trump particularly employs #'s 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 8, 11, and 13 (denoted below with an asterisk).

They are (and Trump's playbook is):  

*1.  "Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."

*2.  "Never go outside the expertise of your people (in other words, use populous ignorance to your advantage)"

3.  "Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy."

4.  "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

*5.  "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage."

*6.  "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

7.  "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."

*8.  "Keep the pressure on."

*9.  "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. "

10.  "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition."

*11.  "If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative."

12.  "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."

*13.  "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

Hell, we'll be drunk in the first 10 minutes LOL.

It's all nonsense, at this point - might as well have fun with it :)


PS - Also do a shot if he says, "I paid my taxes."

Okay, there's a difference between paying business taxes, i.e. social security etc for yourself and your employees VS. your personal taxes. 

Additionally - I'm pretty sure haircuts aren't deductible - but he apparently spent more on his bad hair than I personally made in the last three years, and I pay double taxes - more than most people, though I make less - being a self-employed contractor. 

I'm not sure why Republicans think this is "smart" rather than dishonest and non-patriotic?

Or why it's okay with Republicans that the wealthiest people and corporations pay the least taxes - it should make you Republicans just as mad that the middle class and poor bear the brunt of the tax burden, and that we pay at least 3 to 4 times what millionaires and billionaires pay, "public servant" political roles or not, especially if we're self-employed :/


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