Back home after a quick trip. A few random observations:
First, Ann Althouse again gets points for stating what should be obvious, but apparently isn't:
Isn't it interesting that therapists are seeing the reaction to Trump as a disorder?! And that Politico framed it that way.
Maybe mainstream media is noticing a lot of people who feel the way I do, that the antagonism to Trump is so over-the-top that it's weirder than Trump. We turn away... and toward the man we originally resisted because he was too weird.
Emphasis in original. People get into a sputtering rage about everything Trump says. They aren't even paying attention to what he's actually doing. It's a bizarro world version of this scene in the movie "Miracle":
There's one exception, of course -- the sputtering rage is motivating ongoing stupidity, not improved performance. It's the aside at the end of the scene that matters.
Closer to home, you might have seen Erin Murphy's campaign ads on television over the weekend. I had to grab a screen image of the ad, because it fascinates me:
The woman over Murphy's shoulder is her lieutenant governor candidate, Erin Maye Quade. Throughout the ad, she's flashing this strange rictus grin. There's something really off about her that goes beyond her political views. I don't know what it is, but Murphy and Quade are frankly pretty creepy. As an introductory ad, it's quite effective -- for her opponents.