Trump as… Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Trump is good at what he does.

If you loathe Trump so intensely you think he’s a lucky moron, you are choosing to be exactly what he would call you: a hater and a loser.

You don’t have to like Trump to admit how good he is.

With the inauguration less than a week away, a few brave souls willing to break from the herd have started to point out that Trump knows how to win.

Exhibit A is the latest piece by Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard. It’s mainly a regurgitation of Newt Gingrich and Scott Adams, but since those are two of the smartest commentators on Trump’s tricks, Barnes sees a long way simply by standing on their shoulders 

Barnes is particularly good on Trump’s Obi-Wan Kenobi manoeuvre.

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

Trump’s version, laid out in a tweet from 2012, is less mystical, but no less effective.
“When someone attacks me, I always attack back…except 100x more. This has nothing to do with a tirade but rather, a way of life!”

Darth Vader didn’t listen to Ben Kenobi. And Trump’s opponents don’t listen either. Lyin’ Ted, Crooked Hillary, Fake News CNN or the Failing New York Times — all deaf to his warning.

As Barnes puts it:

“The new rule is simple: When you attack Trump, he will hit back harder than you could have imagined.”

Read the whole thing.

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