Trump and Magic

by Timothy Lane6/10/16

I was reading a short article on Hot Air which discussed Trump, and especially the fact that he needs to maintain some degree of self-discipline for 6 weeks, i.e., until the GOP convention is over. After that, no party revolt will be able to accomplish anything (even then, it’s hard to imagine what they could accomplish).

This reminded me of a scene from the movie Magic, in which the anti-hero (Corky Withers) is challenged by his agent to make his dummy (Fats) shut up for 5 minutes. The agent thinks Corky can’t do it, that Fats is too much his alter ego to be shut up under those circumstances. And so it proves — with results that will be deadly for all concerned.

The interesting question is: Is Trump, in essence, Corky Withers, unable to maintain self-discipline even when he needs to? We shall see, but the possibility that he really is Corky is disconcerting at the least.


Timothy Lane writes from Louisville, Kentucky and publishes the FOSFAX fanzine.
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3 Responses to Trump and Magic

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Rich Lowry has piece titled Many More Akward Moments Are Surely Ahead for Trump’s Endorsers. The gist is that many conservatives and Republicans are hoping and expecting that Trump will pivot right. Lowry concludes with:

    This is all misplaced. Donald Trump may have many talents. Not being Donald Trump isn’t one of them.

    Trump is Corky Withers.You and Lowry are on the same page.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Just FYI, I do think Rush has take some hits from his support of Trump. Skip to the comments below the article. The natives are restless, but not unhinged.

    Hillary’s ‘alt-right’ speech would have killed ANY other candidate, but NOT TRUMP! – Rush Limbaugh

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Rush supports Trump more than I’d like, but he admits that he always ends up supporting the GOP nominee, but doesn’t (with very rare exceptions) endorse in primaries. As for the idea that Slick Hilly wouldn’t have done this to anyone other than Trump — the details may change, but playing the race card never does. It’s one of the constants of elections today.

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