I’m a politician and I want to do something. I want to have as much support as I can get, in order to handle any negative issues about my actions.
I can’t ask for blind support, as this will stiffen the opposition. It is a very polarized political situation.
I will not do what I want, so that the opposition begins to demand that I do, what I really want to do, even if they don’t know that I want to do it.
I do not act, or respond, for over a week to an event. I let the opposition form opinions about my inaction. My inaction creates no real danger, but the rhetoric builds.
Then, at the very next event that is remotely similar, I can reverse myself, and act without danger. I can do what I wanted to do in the first place, not only once, but as often as once a day for three days, without opposition.
Yep, that’s a plan.
I have a “fall guy” to confuse things. I have multiple statements from the opposition to validate my actions. If there was a mistake, I can shift the blame.
Never pull a weapon unless you are prepared to use it. Never use it unless you know exactly what you are using it against, unless you have a plan for that.