The Fix

Imagine if Trump managed to not say or do anything noteworthy for a month and just let people enjoy low unemployment and steady growth. Don’t even brag about the economy — just go golfing quietly somewhere. His approval numbers would soar, right?

No, of course, not. Because then outrage would be manufactured out of what he didn’t say, out of rumors, out of musings about what he might have said, etc. An addict will find his fix because addiction is located inside him.

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  1. Because then outrage would be manufactured out of what he didn’t say, out of rumors, out of musings about what he might have said, etc. An addict will find his fix because addiction is located inside him.

    This vastly overestimates the number of addicts. Most people don’t vote and it’s not like they confine approval rating questions to people who vote or to high information people. And in any event, I doubt people like my cousin, who made a point of taking pictures of her & her daughter going to vote, are consuming Trump outrage media nonstop.

    I don’t think it goes any further than “Life is good” and “I have positive/neutral feelings when I see this guy” for most people. At the very least the approval ratings wouldn’t be as low as they are. Anyone check out how people feel about Pence lately?

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