There is an old joke that even a stopped clock is accurate twice a day. This is a reminder that sometimes the dumbest people actually get something right. One thing I learned throughout my career is to always listen, even to people who disagree with you. Sometimes, they get something right. I remember one particular case where one of our employees, a security guard, was seriously injured when he was hit by a woman who committed suicide by jumping from a 5-story parking garage. The media portrayed this as an act of heroism, where he tried to break her fall. Regardless of his motivation, he suffered a life changing injury and she still died. One of the insurance adjusters on the account suggested suing the woman who jumped for negligent suicide. I thought that was the most ridiculous idea ever, until I realized she was right. I authorized my attorney to file a claim against her homeowners’ insurance for negligent suicide. The attorney representing the insurance company thought this was ridiculous too, until he had to write us a check for $1,000,000. We argued that if she wanted to kill herself, she had a duty to make sure she didn’t land on someone else. In retrospect that is pretty obvious.
Recently Michael Avenatti took a brief pause in his campaign to destroy the last remaining remnants of a failed legal career, to say something that is actually pretty spot on.
In 1988, Michael Dukakis lost the presidential race because of the Willie Horton ad and his refusal to fight fire with fire and go on the offensive. The Dems will not effectively combat Trump’s racist ad of earlier today or capture the WH if we make the same mistake again. #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 1, 2018
Democrats should listen to him, this time, but since he is not trashing Trump and his personal legal troubles are beyond overwhelming, even CNN has lost his phone number. Even if they did listen to him, they would never believe him, because that would mean Trump is right about this. CNN anchors would rather die of cancer than admit Trump was right about a cure. But Avenatti is right. If Democrats don’t figure out that NO ONE wants this caravan to show up in their back yard, (or front yard) they are doomed to failure.
This is so obvious that I wish someone would start a “Go Fund Me” account to finance buses that would transport the members of this caravan to tent cities located on the front lawns of the following people who are so strongly in favor of letting these wonderful people into the U.S.:
Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, John Tapper, Jeffrey Tobin and a cast of thousands. This should be easy, we would just give each of them one tent and say 10 people. That shouldn’t be too inconvenient for them. This would be so compassionate, and they could demonstrate their personal willingness to contribute by helping just some of these wonderful people become happy and prosperous Americans.
But, instead of embracing this common-sense solution, each of them would quickly build a wall around their property. Remarkably similar to the wall Donald Trump wants to build on our southern border.
Like I said, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.