by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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A couple of days ago I ran across an article on the Atlantic website entitled, “How Not to Lose to Donald Trump,” by none other than Rahm Emanuel, current Mayor of Chicago, and former Chief of Staff/Consigliere to then president Barack Obama.
He is famous, or infamous, for the saying, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. … This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not before.”
And this, of course, goes for real and imagined or fabricated crises.
But coming from someone like Emanuel, I thought this strategy odd, that he would play not to lose instead of playing to win.