Netanyahu no different from Trump
Many think that our larger-than-life leading politicians must be absolutely brilliant. Turns out that’s a gross exaggeration.
What really happens is that they found a winning formula and keep using it even when everyone can see it won’t work anymore.
Trump would never win. He won. So, he keeps doing what he did to win the first time. When people said, it won’t work again he said: that’s what you said the first time too. And he lost. Not having learned anything, he’s continuing, ignoring all the signs he’ll lose again.
Netanyahu is not like Trump, but he’s making the same mistake. He won many times and gave ministers’ posts to competing party leaders in the area they criticized him most. Do you think security is bad? You’ll be Minister of Defense. Do you think the costs of living are too high? I’ll make you in charge of that. You’ll fail, and your party will nosedive. But this time it didn’t work. He made hardliners deal with security, they failed because they only learned how to polarize, but now the People revolted against their bigotry. Yet, blinded by his old successes, Netanyahu just continues as if nothing happened. There goes his coalition.
These overblown politicians are not the strong protective daddy you always wanted. They’re just as fallible and stupid as you and me.