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The Ongoing Adventures of The RetCon Men


From Wikipedia:
Retroactive continuity, or retcon for short,[1][2] is a literary device in which established facts in a fictional work are adjusted, ignored, or contradicted by a subsequently published work which breaks continuity with the former.[3]
In the new stuff he added to his book just this year, Rick Wilson gloats a little, reminding his fellow Republicans and future paying clients what a prescient fella he was before the 2018 election:


Forgetting, of course, that Twitter has a memory of its own:
For the record, across the country candidates in that "joke party" ran as Democrats on a wide variety of issues and did, in fact, sweep 40 seats.  I volunteered for one such who came close to winning but could not quite close the gap here in Trump Country.  To my knowledge, she had never heard of Rick Wilson.

Depending on how stupid and wealthy your clients are, pundits and political consultants can make a tidy living by first warning against the coming drought and then, après le déluge, "reminding" everyone how they actually predicted that mighty rain was a'comin'.

So what good luck for Rick that his two natural habitats -- the Beltway media and the Brain Caste of the Republican Party -- are both absolutely flush with stupid and cash.


Behold, a Tip Jar!