One-Liner Wednesday — The Wrong Questions

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“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”

American Novelist Thomas Pynchon

This quote came from Thomas Pynchon’s 1973 book, Gravity’s Rainbow. I’ve never read it and I’m almost certain that Donald Trump hasn’t either.

Yet this seems to be the approach Donald Trump and his sycophants have been successfully using since he began his campaign for the presidency. Create distractions and diversions so that people are focusing on and discussing what he says and even how he says it, rather than what he is doing. We are asking the wrong questions, while he is getting away with not having to answer for all the wrong things he’s doing.


Written for the One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

7 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — The Wrong Questions

  1. newepicauthor March 6, 2019 / 6:36 am

    It may be a coincidence, but today my post was sort of about Trump and I also used the word sycophant.

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    • Fandango March 6, 2019 / 9:11 am

      When I discovered this quote, I went online and read a little bit about the book. It looks like a tough read, but I may give it a try…someday.

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