Dems utilize the chess strategy “Windmill” as guiding

Principle for their assault on the President.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/958155440147361797.html


This article on chess and how it is  applied politically fascinates me.  (Although I take issue with the author’s support of the Dems and their railing against Trump.) But the author’s  details about chess were interesting. The analogy is one I find spot on.

As it is true the Dems are indeed using a windmill assault as done in chess, against the “king.” Who in this case happens to be Trump. Of course, Trump needs to simply say, “Stop!”(Something a king cannot do in the real game of chess.)

After all, it has been almost two years of this behavior. And yet so far  nothing the Dems have accomplished  should allow them to continue their “investigation” — due to the fact that their justification is on such flimsy legal grounds. Their only accomplishments have been the most venal and petty ones – the Mueller probe almost destroying Michael Caputo, the bankruptcy the investigation almost  pushed Gen Mike Flynn into, and his indictment over a “lie,” and of course Paul Manaforte. And as it has been pointed  out, the Podesta Bros never registered as foreign agents – so if Manaforte is guilty of that, it stands to reason someone should have indicted the Podestas as well.

Now this is their legal argument, the sole argument for the continuing of the investigation:  “We need to keep the Mueller investigation on going even though the only reason we were allowed the investigation in the first place was because we lied and said there was evidence.” A first year law student sees through the error of this concept.

Of course now that Trump has Giuliani in on the game, he won’t be encouraged to play the role of the king and say “Stop.” As Giuliani is probably there to see to it that Trump testifies before Mueller or Mueller’s people.

I know it is possible my view of Giuliani is not accepted by some here. But I see him as the sort of Power Broker that Di Feinstein is – playing both sides against each other as long as there is a payoff for such activities during and after the twisted but astute political maneuvering. (Of course, I do hope I am wrong about Giuliani.)
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  1. As a chess player who loses to all the computer algorithms past 5, I love chess analogies but football is closer. Both strategy games involving territory and space.

    In chess, the King is vital, essential. In politics it’s quite the same. But in many games the king can be himself dominant.

    The king has strong influence over people close to him, the queens influence is far reaching  in all directions, except for the Knight. With a strange movement difficult to predict. Pawns are frontline soldiers to be casually sacrificed or used to create bulwarks or space and threats of queening.

    Dont get me started on football

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  2. Franco:
    Dont get me started on football

    But I must, so bear with me. (Don’t take that literally as I am a devoted Pats fan.)

    Giuliani is the left tackle (the most highly skilled player in football) who will protect the QB and get none of the credit.

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  3. I have no sympathy for either Democrats or Republicans in authorizing or tolerating this investigation. Nor do I sympathize with the President for tolerating it. It was never more than political theater from the start. It is illegal (doesn’t qualify under special investigation laws, as Andrew McCarthy reiterates). It has been pursued in a habitually unlawful and unethical manner. And the PR war can be won or lost regardless of its findings, regardless of continued authorization, etc. All it does is establish a precedent for icing a sitting President and dragging on protests of election results in perpetuity.

    A pox on all of them.

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  4. Giuliani  has known POTUS for a long time, they are both New Yorkers  who did well and have blue collar connections.

    View his role as Tom Hagen, a lawyer with one client, who is flying to the coast to leave a horse head in Mueller’s bed.

    Mueller is a minor nuisance, Trump is focused on Xi, Iran , the EU and several Multinational Corps and Fund Managers, all of who want to keep screwing the USA. Giuliani is pest control.

    There can be no negotiation, this is a table stakes game, winner take all.

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  5. TKC 1101:
    Giuliani  has known POTUS for a long time, they are both New Yorkers  who did well and have blue collar connections.

    View his role as Tom Hagen, a lawyer with one client, who is flying to the coast to leave a horse head in Mueller’s bed.

    Mueller is a minor nuisance, Trump is focused on Xi, Iran , the EU and several Multinational Corps and Fund Managers, all of who want to keep screwing the USA. Giuliani is pest control.

    There can be no negotiation, this is a table stakes game, winner take all.

    I  hope that you and EThompson are  right.

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