Comment: If he does it, he's going to attract a lot of attention

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If he does it, he's going to attract a lot of attention

And conservatives will say, "Eh - he's not so bad after all."

That's how they do it. Every time.

Mean old Mitch will do the same thing.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.