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The NYT article "Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce and a MAGA Meltdown" is a tad disingenuous.


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The NYT article "Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce and a MAGA Meltdown" is a tad disingenuous.

The politics writer, Jonathan Weisman, informs us that Taylor Swift "is driving the movement behind Donald Trump bonkers" and then tries to explain why.

 Just 3 days ago, I was blogging about a NYT article that went on and on about how fervently Biden supporters hoped for a Taylor Swift endorsement. I thought it was embarrassing and pathetic that the Biden people were resorting to stirring up hope for their failing candidate by touting the prospect of a pop star endorsement.

But now, here's an article about how Trump supporters are getting out in front of the potential endorsement with an effort that seems fine-tuned to serve either of 2 entirely rational goals: 1. Persuade Taylor Swift to withhold her endorsement, or 2. Minimize the value of any endorsement.

 If the endorsement is as valuable as the NYT portrayed it in the article on January 29th — "Inside Biden’s Anti-Trump Battle Plan (and Where Taylor Swift Fits In)" — then there's nothing "bonkers" about the Trump preemptive strike.

 I'd be inclined to advise Swift to stay out of politics. I'd quote Bob Dylan: "I think politics is an instrument of the Devil. Just that clear. I think politics is what kills;   :snip: 

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On 2/1/2024 at 7:07 PM, Valin said:

Of all thing going on you shouted about this ( Hmm ) I forgot I posted it)🤣

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1 hour ago, Draggingtree said:

Of all thing going on you shouted about this ( Hmm ) I forgot I posted it)🤣

AH The latest Bright Shiny Thing! Travis Kelce someone I had no idea existed until VERY recently. Apparently he's a very Good Tight End, If I played Fantasy Football (is that still a thing?)  I'd care, but  don't play so I don't really care.

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