The irrelevant elephant: On script, Trump’s GOP turns heel.

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A screenshot from a video the Trump campaign tweeted out. Both FEAR and LOVE get you seven points.

“A question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with….”—Machiavelli

“…Because this is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous, and as long as you succeed they are yours entirely; they will offer you their blood, property, life, and children, as is said above, when the need is far distant; but when it approaches they turn against you…”

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WWE legend Hulk Hogan abandons his trademark yellow costume for a black heel costume, presaging his turn to a massive racist creep in real life.
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Trump built a wall, all right. I didn’t expect it to be Porta-Potty-colored, though.

“…And that prince who, relying entirely on their promises, has neglected other precautions, is ruined; because friendships that are obtained by payments, and not by greatness or nobility of mind, may indeed be earned, but they are not secured, and in time of need cannot be relied upon…”

When you can’t defeat a Linkin Park cover band, what makes you think you can defeat America?

“…and men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared, for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails…”

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“Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way that, if he does not win love, he avoids hatred; because he can endure very well being feared whilst he is not hated.”

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